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Try #2 – Retrieval

Today was egg retrieval day!  And what a day it was! We arrived at the fertility center at 8:30am, and we didn’t get home until almost 1:00pm.  Obviously, I was going to miss all commitments, work and otherwise, to attend … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Pregnancy Test (HPT)

The home pregnancy test Molly took this morning was negative.  So disappointing.   She hasn’t had any of the “early pregnancy” symptoms at all, so I think both of us were expecting it to be negative anyway.  As I posted recently, … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Learning to Inject (Again)

Even though we did a learn-to-inject appointment with a nurse right before our last cycle before getting pregnant with the twins, it has been over two years since that appointment so they wanted us to have a little refresher course … 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

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Securing Parental Rights and Responsibilities

It has been a huge priority for us to take the necessary steps to secure my legal rights as a parent to the twins. Usually, when a non-same-sex married couple uses donor sperm to become pregnant, legal paternity – with … Continue reading

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Donor Sibling(s)

When Molly and I set out to choose a sperm donor, one of the most basic requirements we had was an open-donor/identity-release donor, which allows the child to request contact with the donor once the child is at least 18 … Continue reading

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Birth and Beyond

Our babies are nine days old already. It’s hard to believe! And I’m finally getting around to posting about the birth… After much consideration, we decided to go for the C-section at 38 weeks. The biggest deciding factors were that … Continue reading

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Boys? Girls? Does it Matter?

I thought long and hard about if I would post something like this or not, and, obviously, I ultimately decided to post it. Early on in the pregnancy, Molly and I decided to try to not find out the sex(es) … Continue reading

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OB Drama Update

After our last prenatal appointment, both Molly and I were left with a very bad taste in our mouths, and we had decided to switch to another OB. In my last post, I also mentioned how we were originally told … Continue reading