I’m Laura, in my 30s and a teacher from South East London. I love Glee and Ben & Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chip ice cream. I’m deathly afraid of spiders and am conclusively NOT a morning person. Sneezing whilst driving freaks me out. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s intolerance. I read – a lot – and have totally forsaken books for Kindle. I’m a full-on Mac convert. I love to sing and bake the best brownies and chocolate chip cookies in the world. I also make a pretty mean creme brûlée.
My partner and I met at work in 2008 and got married (well, technically, ‘civil partnered’. Whatevs.) in August ’11.
Since then, we pretty much straight away jumped on the whole baby-making bandwagon. Which posed a number of problems as between the two of us we’re lacking some of the, ahem, vital equipment.
This blog records our journey towards becoming mothers and the ups and downs of parenthood as a same-sex couple. I hoped that, whatever path this journey took and however long it took us to get there, this blog will stand as a testament to our children, explaining how and why we decided to have them, as well as being a way of sharing our story with others who are venturing down the same path.
About Our Feline Babies:
Like many stereotypical lesbians, we already had three babies (after a fashion): three beautiful kitty cats. We never meant to end up with three, but after one of our cats died, we ended up replacing him with both Rocky AND Barney (long story) and although our house is bedlam and we are drowning in cat hair, I can’t imagine not having all three of them.
Hercules was born in June 2008. I got him before L and I got together. He’s very neurotic and needy. He can leap like an Olympic high jumper. He is a bit of a mum to the other two and will often be spotted giving them a bath.
Rocky was born in May 2010. He’s a bit of a sick kid. Soon after we got him, we found he had an eye infection that turned out to be chlamydia. He has a sensitive stomach (translation: he fucking STINKS!) and is the most affectionate of our cats. He spends most of his time, following us around or lying beside us on the sofa.
Barnaby was born in July 2010. He may be the baby, but he’s also the boss. He loves to play Rocky and Hercules off against each other and has recently learned to jump as high as Hercules – albeit slightly less gracefully. He is very noisy, particularly around feeding time.
If you’d like to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you (as long as you have nice things to say, of course): becomingmums (at) gmail (dot) com