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Month: April 2017

Our Roots

Our Roots

One of the hardest things you can do is uproot something, move it, and then replant it hoping that it will grow new roots. Of course, I’m not talking about plants here. I am talking about moving away from your roots, not your values or who you are, but where you are from and where your friends and family are. Some people are meant to stay rooted where their family and friends are, and it makes sense for them. Others…

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Getting off the Meds

Getting off the Meds

Back again with some fantastic news! I won the lottery! I told my boss off and quit my job and I’m now sitting at the Lamborghini dealership signing the paperwork on my new Aventador SV Coupe so I can race around the bay area in style! Not really, I didn’t win the lottery and I’m actually sitting behind a computer typing this wishing that I could drive something better than mom car. Now for the real news, after my wife’s…

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Timely Thoughts

Timely Thoughts

Everything so far has been Timely. This is something that can easily be taken for granted. Everything is running like clockwork, even my wife’s body is following suit. The baby inside her is progressing perfectly, right on time. All the events behind us have been executed in a timely fashion. We haven’t had a need to reschedule or change anything from our initial plans with the exception of the whole polyp scare which brought a slight reconfiguration of flight schedules and an…

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Pregnancy Confirmation

Pregnancy Confirmation

So a few days after the transfer Mandy started to take at home pregnancy tests because we don’t have patience and we want to know if the transfer is successful as soon as we can. I know that the home tests can be inaccurate and the only official test is a blood test from the clinic but they are still pretty accurate.  She took tests after 3, 4, 5, and 6 days after the transfer and the results were gradually…

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I am the Outlier

I am the Outlier

So here I am. Watching all that is going around me. I am set apart from everyone else. Being an outlier is such a surreal feeling. It is surreal for the fact that I am an outlier in my own life. Yes, I am included in this surrogacy because I am the husband, and I do provide a good amount of support to my wife as she goes on this wonderful journey as a surrogate. What I am eluding to when…

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Needles and Pills

Needles and Pills

Okay, so Mandy and I have signed all the legal paperwork and the next step is her first trip to Portland OR. This is only a day trip, and really the procedure was only about 15 minutes long. The procedure that was performed was a sonohystergram, or where the OB/GYN inserts a catheter in your cervix, adds either a salt solution(NACL) or sugar solution (sorbitol) to expand the uterus so they can check for any abnormalities or polyps on the…

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