1. cue the reason for this blog…
Updated: Jul 19, 2020
As you may have gathered, we are two females and making a baby isn’t gonna happen by accident.
To be honest, one of the scariest things about accepting myself as gay was not knowing if I could start a family. Part of it was the obvious fact that it wouldn't happen naturally. The other was that I couldn't picture a child with two moms. That image just did not fit the mold of the traditional household I knew growing up. Coming out for me was a long arduous process of tearing down expectations for who I was supposed be. I'm thankful I found someone who helped me redefine life's expectations. We both feel so fortunate to have our incredible community of family and friends who show us constant love and support for everything we do. They make us feel that anything is possible. So NOW I'm a a firm believer in two girls making a baby and starting a family. I'm just not so sure of how it happens.
What I do know is it’s going to require more people, doctors, appointments, procedures, planning and money than a typical pregnancy. Sexy, huh? We didn’t know where to begin this process so we started googling. We also spoke to a few folks we met in Austin who experienced something similar. We gathered information on:
facilities they visited
procedures they underwent
which Cryobank they used
how they chose a donor
the length of time it took to get pregnant
the total cost... among other things