getting pregnant with michelle tea
I worry that the psychiatrist will be discouraging or condescending or fear-mongering. That she’s going to make Dashiell feel like an egg donor and me like a lady bumming an egg off some young hottie with a killer set of ovaries.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Does it seem like I am trying to genetically manipulate myself a strikingly beautiful baby? Because I am. Is that creepy or what?
insemination
getting pregnant with michelle tea
No, I don’t know if my birth father is alive or dead but last I heard he was alive but that was some years ago and he’d told me he was having heart problems and then his phone got disconnected and who knows. Ugh. Do I even want to pass on these genes?
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Is there a baby-spirit up there in the ether, looking down at me and saying "Fuck naw, that crazy bitch ain’t gonna pull me into her whirlwind and use me for blog fodder!"
fertility
KNOW WHAT’S AWESOME? HEALTH INSURANCE, I tweet, feeling the sensation of my life changing as my life is being changed.
babies
Through this technology I could conceivably use my OWN bone marrow to make my OWN sperm and then fertilize my OWN egg. I DON’T NEED ANYONE!
getting pregnant with michelle tea
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Checking email on my phone while I wait for a flight to Los Angeles to visit my sister, I find one from Quentin. It’s titled "Immaculate Infection."
getting pregnant with michelle tea
I’m excited to increase the ferocity of my measures if my period comes again, but I hope hope hope hope I never even have to swallow one of these black market beauties.
gender
Folks in my world have separated sex from gender so wholly that there is no way to comfortably relax into the idea of a baby girl being like THIS, or a baby boy being like THAT.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
In my original plan, if I wasn’t with child by my 41st birthday I’d call it quits and split for Paris.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Even though people say that the dude’s sperm needs to be checked for potency too, I was never worried about Quentin. He’s a virile, healthy 28-year-old. I know that if there is anything physical preventing this pregnancy from happening, it’s on my side.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
My god is not a mean trickster god, nor is she a humorless taskmaster judging my pregnancy attempts and punishing me with infertility if I don’t kill myself trying.
fertility
A great Dad is really most certainly amazing, it is also a rarity, and so in 90 percent of the cases having no dad at all beats having a shitty Dad.
childbirth
If these shady drugs don’t hook me up with a belly full of triplets or at least one good set of conjoined twins within six months, I think it’s time to move on to the harder stuff.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Could the fertility industry be even more diabolical than the diet industry when it comes to hooking in women and draining of their hope and savings?
childbirth
It seems crazy that I could just have SEX with Quentin and get preggers, but if I want his seed catapulted into me via the miracle of modern medicine, the FDA wants to get involved.
birthdays
Quentin comes over carrying an unwieldy, hand-written protest sign. Occupy SF has been shutting down the financial district since the early morning, and Quentin has been down there all day, celebrating his birthday with some free speech and outrage.
insemination
Get ready to want to stab yourself in the cervix from boredom. Like all couples, we are about to fight about NOTHING.
fertility
It suddenly occurs to me that I can TOTALLY have a baby. This body can do that. I think I doubt it a lot. I’m impatient, and get discouraged easily. It’s why I don’t have a driver’s license.
childbirth
I’m not positive, but I think that trying to get yourself knocked up is considered private business in the mainstream heterosexual universe, like money.