Sunday, September 24, 2006

Weekend ramblings...

It's been a pretty productive weekend so far. Our basement is now pretty much completely painted except for the trim and Su has started building the box that will surround the new gas vent-free fireplace. Later today we'll hang out with our friends watching the Redskins most likely lose. Neither of us are big football fans, but we are both fans of spending time with our friends, so we'll enjoy this time with our "maybe baby" mamas which is always fun.

As you may recall we went through our second attempt at artificial insemination (AI) about 5 days ago. Last time I felt very optimistic right up til the moment that we knew for a fact that we (um that would be the royal we) weren't pregnant, but this time I have a stronger sense that it didn't work. Part of it is that Su also feels less than optimistic. Like last time she hasn't experienced any physical symptoms that some friends have reported. She just feels the same. Of course if we are both wrong and we are indeed pregnant there will be no happier women in the world, but on the other hand I don't think we'll be too surprised if we are not. We were talking to a friend who we ran into at the Mautner Project Gala who told us that she and her partner had done AI for 2 years before deciding to go with invitro (IVF). They are now the proud parents of twins. Gosh, two years! Can you imagine the emotional highs and lows they must have gone through? Wow. That's a long time.

I was reading an article in the Washington Post this morning about a woman who wrote a book called the Female Brain. She believes that there is good scientific evidence that men and women come with two different operating systems--not only below the belt but between the ears. It was a really interesting article called Gender It's a Gray Area. It made me think about how as a lesbian couple we probably do process things in more the same way than our straight friends do. Now the big question--blessing or curse? ;-) Oh, oh, I know! Blessing! -M

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