For real this time… I am well into my second trimester, and so far everything seems to be going smoothly.
Included in this installment:
Life in the First Trimester: my experiences, the first ultrasound video, symptoms, a funny story about my super-human olfactory sense, a video clip referencing my emotional state (you may recognize it).
Life in the Second Trimester: more things I have experienced thus far, second ultrasound photo, and a bathroom belly selfie.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: grateful moments, and a list of pet peeves that I’m pretty sure most pregnant women deal with regularly.
On a Lighter Note: a video of a really cool trick my cousin showed me. I can’t stop doing it now.
We all have fears about what we will be like as parents. We pray to whichever God will listen that we don’t fuck them up too badly. As hopeful lesbian parents, we face some challenges that most people wouldn’t give a second thought.
I’m digging black coffee right now, and this past week has definitely warranted it. It included moving job sites, a trip to the vet, the cone of shame, antibiotics, a lot of baths for a kitten with diarrhea, and testing out the new carpet cleaner.
It pairs quite nicely with reading emails, listening to my new obsession: podcasts (loving Call Your Girlfriend and Another Round), catching up on blogs I’ve felt too blah to read lately, and toast.
I have to admit, they were a little different than I was expecting. All my life I have had people tell me that I must have some African descendants in my lineage somewhere. Mostly due to the curly hair in my family. It’s a pretty dominant feature in myself, my brother, and a couple of my cousins.
Now, I have learned that this is likely not the case. …
Whenever Lucien and I are around an IKEA, we just have to have our token date of walking the labyrinth, then finishing it off with a hot dog and frozen yogurt. Before we left Vancouver to come back to Alberta, we went for a walk in dream land.
These are some of the things we added to our wish list for our someday home. One that doesn’t have wheels.
WARNING: If you find conversations about the reproductive system of women’s bodies uncomfortable, this will likely fall under the TMI category for you. The following post reveals some pretty personal information.
Lucien and I have finally started actively trying to have a baby. For a lesbian couple, there is a bit more to it than creating a miracle in an act of passion with the one you love. It is far more clinical and we have received a number of questions from our friends and colleagues about the process.