Raising a Blended Family

I can’t NOT blog on this date….

on January 4, 2013

It is our very first conception-versary ever.

On this day last year, I was bouncing up and down in the bathroom stall at work about getting a smiley face on our OPK– the first one ever after a bunch of wonky, drawn-out cycles and our first attempt at Clomid. We were making plans to head up to Chicago (a 3 hour drive) after work (we left at 7pm) on a school night (Thing One stayed with her babysitter that night) when we both had work the next morning and couldn’t call in (we got a hotel room, met the donor, did the insem, slept for about 3-4 hours, and got up in the wee hours of the morning and headed home in time for Shorty to be at work at 730 and me to be in by 10).

Yeah, we really wanted this baby!

And it was all so whirlwind crazy hectic that we still, to this day, cannot believe it worked… but the proof that it did is napping quietly in his swing (and has his very first ear infection along with pink eye, poor baby*). It’s crazy to me that this day means Pax has existed, in one form or another, for one whole year now. Crazy-wonderful.

Love him to death and so glad he was determined to be with us, despite his moms’ crazy antics!


PS: Facebook status update: “It’s Pax’s conception-versary! On this day last year we were sitting in a hotel room with a positive pee stick and a syringe full of sperm… one year later here he is!” ……….Too much, maybe?

*On the topic of insurance: it turns out the reason his medicaid application hasn’t gone through is that they need proof of citizenship. (His social security card wasn’t enough? Whatever.) So he woke up this morning with his eye crusted shut and we knew we had to take him in, insurance or no. But since we are able to provide the medicaid people with proof of citizenship, the good news is that while we may get a bill now for his doctor visit today and prescriptions, we will eventually be reimbursed by medicaid because you are technically “covered” for three months back from the date you apply, regardless of how long it takes them to process your application. Helpful to know and relieves my stress very much!





5 responses to “I can’t NOT blog on this date….

  1. CJ says:

    Any chance you’re breastfeeding?? If so, squirt that kid in the eye 2-3 times a day. It will wipe out pink eye in about 24 hours! My daughter had it a few weeks ago and it worked like a charm!!

    • lezbemoms says:

      We’re definitely breastfeeding and we had been doing that for a few days but it got worse so we took him in this morning. Thanks for the tip though- it seems like breast milk is a cure all for almost anything!

  2. Happy conceptionversary!!!

    Good news about the insurance, I’m sure that takes a load off your mind.

  3. allison-lee says:

    Happy anniversary! What a difference a year makes!!

    I am so, so glad for universal health care whenever I read about something like this. Glad you’ll be reimbursed though.

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