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A Letter To You

A Letter To You

Dear Kid, This is getting ridiculous. Sometimes I am pretty sure you will have a complex about how you got here. I mean if you’re gonna have a complex may it be that we just loved the shit out of you and were willing to do ANYTHING to get you here. I’m not ready to go... read more
The Second Loss

The Second Loss

If you get enough practice at something the theory is you get good at it. Turns out, the same is not true for loss. Although I have been through MANY losses, they each hurt like hell. Recently I realized loss is now all around me. I wear my Gramma Jane’s nighties and... read more
Parenting Views (pre kid)

Parenting Views (pre kid)

This will be fun. Since I have some time on my hands I think it’d be fun to write about my parenting views BEFORE I have kids so we can all have a good laugh when I write this again in a few years to see how they changed with the reality of little knee biters.  ... read more
The Loss

The Loss

I’ve been thinking about what angle I wanted to take in writing about our first attempt at pregnancy. It’s been well over a month and I still don’t have a creative angle so I’ll just tell you what happened. We’re not pregnant. Truly that’s it. Our surrogate Mandy did... read more
Transfer

Transfer

For several days I’ve thought about transfer weekend and it’s quite hard to put it into words. However I am going to try my gosh darn best! Leading up to transfer Mandy (our surrogate’s name, she said it’s ok to use it) and I have texted every day and talked a couple... read more
GIMMIE THAT BABY!!

GIMMIE THAT BABY!!

I feel like this is a recurrent theme for me. I want to snuggle ALLL the babies, everywhere, all the time. To say I’m baby hungry is quite accurate as I want to eat all the little baby fingers and baby toes! I hear babies cry at work and I freak out and wanna take em... read more
Hello 2016!

Hello 2016!

Watson the wonder dog (look what a good boy he is!) and I flew home from Kentucky recently. After three weeks away it’s great to be home but sad to not be with family especially this little babe in the photo, my new niece Audrey and her sister Stella. Over the... read more

Then we met her…

I quite literally do not know where to start to document our recent trip to Madison, Wisconsin to meet our surrogate. I feel I am armed with an ice pick and need to carve a perfect marble out of an iceberg the size of the Empire State building. It is an overwhelming... read more
FAQ

FAQ

As promised, here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions Why surrogacy over adoption? Adoption is cheaper for sure coming in around 25k (that is an estimate, some can be WAY more, some can be less) so that’s a pro for adoption. (Surrogacy is 80-200k)... read more
A MATCH!

A MATCH!

We’ve been matched! Last week the agency sent us over a file of information a woman submitted to them in August. After we reviewed her psychological eval, application and super cute photos we called the agency back and said YES YES! The agency then sent our... read more
Cosmic woo-woo anyone?

Cosmic woo-woo anyone?

There’s no shortage of awkward moments in the surrogacy process. Last time I had to sign notarized papers with my hubs I went to his office where one of his co-workers is a notary. My sweet Brett being a very private person has not really told many people at his... read more
Embryos en route?

Embryos en route?

This morning I spent some time on the phone with ReproTech LTD, the company that is going to move our embryos from Utah to Illinois. After finally sorting out the paperwork between the Utah clinic, the Illinois clinic and ReproTech I happily paid them $1230 for the... read more
Death, Rebirth and a New Dog

Death, Rebirth and a New Dog

Some things have happened since my last entry. We had to put down our sweet Birdie Mae Meadowfrost on 9/11 a couple weeks short of being 9 months old. Her kidneys were malformed at birth and she got incredibly sick incredibly fast. It was torture to watch this sweet... read more
STD testing? YAY!!

STD testing? YAY!!

I’ve never been more excited to get tested for STD’s than I am today! This marks the first actual action on the road to surrogacy. We’ve talked a lot, filled out forms and the like but today we actually DO something! We’re getting STD tested today for two reasons.... read more
About Your Dad

About Your Dad

Dear Kid, Thought I’d tell you a little bit about your dad. I know sometimes he might seem strict not letting you bungee jump off abandoned buildings and all, but really he’s just watching out for your safety and underneath it all, he’s a really rad dude. When I met... read more
Life Is Suffering

Life Is Suffering

When I was in High School for some reason I qualified for a “gifted and talented” class, although at the time I felt most unremarkable. This class changed my life as our instructor worked hard to find out our interests and allowed us to delve as deep as we wanted to.... read more
Frozen Flight?!

Frozen Flight?!

Step one, or the step one we will be starting with, for this whole surrogacy thing is moving our embryos to Chicago. But let me back up a bit. We have 8 embryos. If you believe in modern science, which we do, then statistically speaking somewhere around 50% of my... read more
Dear Human Offspring of Mine,

Dear Human Offspring of Mine,

Once upon a time, because everything happens once upon a time, I got cancer. Don’t be alarmed, I’m doing great now. As you may know cancer comes with a regimen of treatment that is quite awful, my treatment was no different. It was so awful in fact that it would have... read more

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