Category Archives: Thoughts

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Sperm Offering

In a bizarre twist of timing, this evening we were offered the remaining vials of sperm of our current donor from the donor sibling family we have become very connected with over the past two years.  It’s kind of ironic … Continue reading

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A Must-Read for Transgender Parents

Even before our twin girls were born, Molly and I started looking into ways to ensure my legal relationship with our kids that did not rely on the validity of our marriage (knowing that in some states, our “heterosexual” marriage … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

A whole heck of a lot. Names form the very foundation of our identity. Our given (birth) name, our family name/surname, the names we give ourselves (or given to us by others) as nicknames, our legally-changed names such as through … Continue reading

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Cautiously Optimistic vs. Optimistically Cautious

I realized shortly after the second insemination of this cycle that I have been so focused on making sure we’re doing all we can to avoid getting pregnant with higher-order multiples that I haven’t spent a whole lot of time … Continue reading

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Month 10

I don’t know how these kids are already 10 months old, but I feel like I start almost every post with a similar statement.  Time flies when you’re having fun. This past month has been characterized by two things:  ever-increasing … Continue reading

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Month 9

Nine months old.  At 39.5 weeks old, they’ve officially been outside of the womb only 1.5 weeks longer than they were in.  When I think about how many changes and developmental stages the twins have already gone through, that makes … Continue reading

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Month 8

Babies change so quickly.  It’s amazing, really.  Up until this past month, I thought that the first couple of months were when they changed the most quickly.  But not now – this past month has been not only the fastest … Continue reading

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Month 7

Another month has come and gone, and I have no idea where it went.  When something fun or exciting is coming up (like school vacation or the holidays), I tend to have my sights set so hard on whatever is … Continue reading

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“She has your eyes…”

No, she doesn’t.  Her eyes are not “mine.” Obviously, I’m not talking in the possessive sense in that her eyes do not belong to me.  The fact is that she can’t have “my” eyes.  She was not conceived using my … Continue reading