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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Going back to the Start

Going back to the Start

Okay, so I jumped around a little bit but let’s get back on track! So from a chronological standpoint, the last thing I posted about was me explaining the beginning steps of the surrogacy process and how we came to have a child of our own after deciding to wait and how the love of being pregnant, as well as other motivators, led Mandy to want to be a surrogate. That post can be found here and if you want to know…

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Thoughts on transfer day.

Thoughts on transfer day.

Hello, everyone! I just wanted to dive a little deeper on what I was feeling and thinking on my wife’s transfer day. I explained what we did on the day before and the day of the transfer but I didn’t quite touch on my experience of it all. So let’s start with morning breakfast. Patrick, Damien, Mandy, and I were sitting at a table in the restaurant eating breakfast and Patrick and Damien wanted to take us on the tram…

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Transfer Day!

Transfer Day!

So I’m going to skip around a little bit and I’m going to go straight to the transfer day, which is today! We arrived in Portland Oregon yesterday from California. We had a good flight here, got to our hotel room easy thanks to Uber!(get a free ride up to $15 dollars by using code: 9z1k1efsue ) we are at this really good sushi place called Sushi Ichiban in downtown Portland. This place is the coffee shop of sushi. It…

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In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

Hey there, so if you have been following my posts up to this point you know that my wife is going to be a surrogate mother. She is doing something that a lot of women say they couldn’t for one reason or another. Some wouldn’t be able to deal with carrying the baby for 9 months then handing that child over to the intended parents right away. Others wouldn’t want to go through the effort to be a surrogate mother,…

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Surrogacy Road Map

Surrogacy Road Map

Hey Everyone, John here, so as I mentioned in my previous post my wife is going through the process to be a gestational surrogate. Today I aim to help you understand what gestational surrogacy is, what the whole process looks like and the sorts, but mainly on a surface level. There are plenty other websites that can describe in detail the different types of surrogacy, how the process works, etc. I just want to make sure everyone reading this has…

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