A very first post…

Hello! (note to self find out how people start blogs).

I don’t know if anyone will ever read this but I wanted to do something creative as well as express my thoughts and feelings.

My partner and I have embarked on the TTC journey. It’s exciting and scary all at the same time! We are currently on cycle three but have been unsuccessful so far (fingers crossed this is the cycle for us!)

I know there are many TTC and mummy blogs out there but our little difference is that we are a lesbian couple.

We are E and T and in December this year (2016) we will celebrate 5 years together. We currently live in the hot red desert of Australia.

In October 2013 we got “married.” I put it in quotations as here in Australia it is still illegal! Yes I know, it shocks me too! So as you can probably tell we did not legally get married but that didn’t stop us having a beautiful ceremony, and yes we both wore white dresses! It was a beautiful day and we were both so lucky to be surrounded by family and friends who love and accept us.

After our wedding we decided that it would be the right time for us to welcome children into our lives. We weren’t ready to start TTC but knew we wanted to open our hearts and home to children who need it the most. That’s when we became foster carers. After fostering for two years we have finally decided to have a baby of our own.

We made this decision at the beginning of 2016 but didn’t rush into anything as we had a trip to Hawaii planned (it was amazing and I highly recommend going). Once we returned home we decided to start TTC but first we needed a little something from a male! We seriously thought about the anonymous route but decided that fostering taught us that a child deserves to know where they came from. So a known donor would be the right choice for us. We decided to ask our very close friend. He discussed this with his boyfriend in private and we also discussed it as a group (many many many many times) making sure everyone was okay and involved. Our donor will not take on a parenting role but will have a relationship with the child and the child will know that he is the donor.

So in August 2016 we did our first at home donation. Although I haven’t fallen pregnant yet I feel confident that it will happen and I just need to be patient.

I guess this blog will be a way for me to document our journey and so others who are on similar paths can come along for the ride.

So that’s our story so far. It’s definitely not over yet!

Until next time,

E.

 

 

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