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Week 40!

Week 40!

Okay guys! This is it! The final stretch! Mandy’s due date is here! Baby isn’t giving any sign that he is on the way. He seems to be comfy cozy in his little hot tub! Here are some pictures of the progress! I don’t have pictures of Mandy’s bump at every week but I filled the empty spots with what  was going on at the time. Enjoy! Week 2! week of 2/19/2017:   Week 3! Week of 2/26/2017:   Week…

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Surrogacy: Agency VS Independent

Surrogacy: Agency VS Independent

Today’s post will be a quick read because I’m mainly going to use bullet points to convey the information to you and to help be clear as possible. I wanted to outline the difference between using a surrogate agency and going Independent with your surrogacy journey. Let’s start with going through an agency! First and foremost it makes the process easier! The agency will do all the legwork for you. They match you to Intended parents. They help you with…

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Top 10 Things Intended Parents Should Know About Surrogacy

Top 10 Things Intended Parents Should Know About Surrogacy

My Wife the Stork Presents Top 10 Things Intended Parents Should Know About Surrogacy: a guest post by the intended parents from our journey, Patrick and Damien! #1 – What’s the best way to start the surrogacy journey? Read, research, and reach out. The best way to start a surrogacy journey is to prepare yourself for a major change in your life.  The journey is long, so learn and understand as many steps along the way that you may encounter….

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Week 20 update!

Week 20 update!

So we are halfway there! Mandy is definitely starting to show! I still have yet to feel the baby kick but Mandy says that she can definitely feel movement from the outside. She even tells me the baby is strong! I must just have really sucky timing! Life is going as normal in our house. I have been busy at work and at home so I haven’t had much time to write but I am forcing myself to write today just to…

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Top 6 Questions That People Ask About Being a Gestational Surrogate.

Top 6 Questions That People Ask About Being a Gestational Surrogate.

Every time I reveal to someone that my wife is a surrogate I always get asked the same sort of questions all the time. Your everyday average person doesn’t know that much about surrogacy or the process so most people find it interesting and are very inquisitive. I’d like to touch on the top 6 questions my wife and I are asked on a normal basis.   Number 1 – How much do you get paid to be a surrogate?…

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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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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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