Friday, January 22, 2010

Greetings, ICLWeegers


Thanks for dropping by, despite the fact that I obviously missed the stay-classy memo in re: how to answer that "what do you usually blog about" question, such that while you all said things like "faith" and "hope" I said "peeing."

Sugar is shaking her head right along with you.

Our story so far:

We're just your typical lesbian couple trying to start a family. Totally ordinary. Only I have two vaginas. Vaginae, if you're a big nerd like me. And also two cervices. See? Dull, almost.

After what feels a million ultrasounds, MRIs, specula, and nasty tenacula on my poor little cervices, the doctors, nurses, ultrasound techs, receptionists, and zebra fish embryologists I've dropped trou for since first googling "double vagina"* have come to the conclusion that I am a freak among freaks -- despite the Doublemint twins that are my naughty bits, my good old ute is singular and otherwise normal. Plus, I found out I have a bonus ureter...

...and also endometriosis. So even though we've only tried one IUI, Dr. Baby Factory thinks we should be thinking seriously about IVF if I don't have a bun in the ol' oven after the next 2-5 tries. We've had our differences with Dr. Baby Factory, but he does strike me as a smart cookie.

We took a break in November (to get married! for real!) and December (to see our nutty families! for far too long!), but we're back in the saddle this month, which means I'm bitching about pee sticks. OPK negative today, thanks for asking -- but it's only CD 1,000,000.

*make sure safe search is ON.


  1. Hello! Welcome to ICLW! Congratulations on your marriage. THe picture of your flowers was gorgeous. Best of luck in this cycle!


  2. Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog. I look forward to following your story as well...and sharing Dr. Baby Factory stories. ;)

  3. Congratulations on your marriage!

    I hope all goes well this cycle.


  4. Here from ICLW...

    Congrats on your marriage!

    Forgive me for giggling out loud when I got to the part about the "doublemint twins." Your writing style is wonderful!

    Best of luck to you as you continue your TTC journey.

  5. Congratulations on your marriage, it's wonderful to hear of a couple joining themselves together as a couple for life!!

    Hope all goes well in the future for your plans to add a bundle of joy to your already fabulous family.


  6. COngrats on getting married! And hoping that you'll have double the luck in gettin preggo ;-)

  7. Congrats on many fronts! A very exciting time for you both.

    I don't have double vaginas, but I have a double uterus, so maybe we should split them up and create one new woman to carry some kids.

    Best wishes as you move forward on this cycle. And a cost-saving tip - buy your OPKs at the Dollar Store. Some of them are weird looking and have directions only in Spanish, but they're cheaper than what you pay at most pharmacies and from my experience, they work just as well.

  8. Here there, Bionic Mama!

    Thanks so much for visiting my bog and taking the time to comment. I always wondered what happened to my vagina and my cervix -- seems you ended up with them! (somehow we both managed to slip through quality control, undetected).

    I'm looking forward to following your blog, and wish you and your wife* a BABY in 2010!

    *Congratulations on your marriage! I was able to attend the marriage of one of my closest friends to his partner in 2008 (during the brief period it was legal in CA), and it was one of the most beautiful days I've witnessed.

  9. Congratulations on your marriage? What super-amazing state do you live where marriage is legal? Vermont? That is my home state.

    Does 2 vaginas & cervix's mean you are twice as fertile? Best of luck on your baby making journey!

  10. Congratulations on your marriage! Fabulous news!

    Best wishes this month, too. I loved the use of "peeing" as a description on your blog, btw.


  11. That's awesome that you were able to get married. Congrats! And I am a nerd who appreciates the correct pluralization of vagina and cervix. Nice to meet you!


  12. Congratulations on your marriage!

    And I think "peeing" is a wonderfully honest description of what we TTCers inevitably blog about. Because really, there is an awful lot of peeing on things involved.