Happy National Coming Out Day! 🎉
I think it’s important we celebrate such an awesome day. Even though we are totally “out” on Instagram, there are still many daily moments where we don’t always “come out” to people. Just this week I have had two encounters with people about being gay. One was taking Kennedy to the dentist and the dental hygienist said a few times, “your husband can you help you with this.” I didn’t correct her, I just didn’t feel comfortable when the whole first dentist experience with a toddler and a baby is already uncomfortable.
The second encounter was at work. I usually avoid coming out to parents but I felt like I had to after she asked if I had kids, asked their ages, and then asked why she didn’t see me pregnant last year. I said my wife carried our children and I’m pretty sure my face was bright red. I’m not sure why I still feel this way. I never know how people are going to react. I never know if this will affect the rest of my school year. I just want everyone to be pro love and me to never worry about people’s reactions. Every year I get a little bit stronger and more confident but it’s still hard.
Being who you are takes courage. Every day I continue to find that courage.
Happy National Coming Out Day 🏳️🌈
I guess we haven’t ever really done any introductions on our Instagram. If you are new here, we hope you continue to stick around 😊
We will be introducing ourselves for the next few posts
(only because I didn’t realize our introduction was so long 😂)
Here goes my awkward introduction (because I am never good at these things):
My name is Christina (right), and my wife’s name is Katie (left). For the most part, I run our Instagram account but occasionally Katie chimes in too. We have two daughters, Kennedy (age 2) and Charlotte (5 months). Our girls were created through Reciprocal IVF. We chose this because we both wanted to be part of each pregnancy. One of us would be connected genetically while the other would be connected by carrying and making our embryos into little babies! It’s an amazing process but it’s also very heartbreaking physically, mentally, and financially. We have shared both our stories for having our two girls. Both were bumpy roads to get to where we are but in the end, everything turned out amazing with two healthy girls!
And the rest is to be continued...😉
Admiring our girls interacting with each other. We have to celebrate and take in these moments because it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets upset 😉
Any other parents feel this way?🙋♀️
Pictures don’t reveal half of what goes down in our house sometimes 😂
A year ago today, I surprised Anthony and my mom with the news that we’d be welcoming another sweet babe to our family. It’s so amazing to see how much life can change in a short 12 months, and how someone you didn’t know then, could mean the world to you 💕 #ourdreamgirl