Grooooooooow babies!!

How 2 men + 2 women - sex + science = 2 babies!!

This is the funny, heart-warming, tearful, inspiring, and shocking truth about my journey to have a child.

How a man, another man, a woman, another woman, a couple lawyers, a few doctors, a psychologist, a couple social workers and some agencies make a baby.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The First 100 Days

I've been looking at the numbers on my baby counter at the top of the page and saw that we just passed 100 days. That's a lot. (For those of you privy to that joke, I hope you laughed a little.)

There are 179 days to go. Although in my world I always take off about 20 days since twins come about 3 weeks early. So we're down to about 160ish days. Some days that seems so far away. Some days it seems like I have no time at all before the babies get here. Today I watched a Tivo'd episode of "Parenthood" in which one character gave birth. I just cried as I thought, "I want these babies to be here now!!!" So today is a day when they can't here here fast enough.

This past week I completed my will as part of my requirements with the surrogate contract. Tomorrow or some time this week I'll be starting the paperwork to petition for parental rights. It's good to feel like I'm getting things crossed off my to-do list. Tomorrow we meet with a new doctor who should be qualified to deal with twins and surrogacy. Hopefully Derek and Chloe and I will all like him and his practice. We need to pick our doctor soon. Plus we get an ultrasound tomorrow so I'm excited to see Baby A and Baby B again. I hope they wave at us.

Since I'm feeling more relaxed about this whole process, I'll introduce you to Baby A and Baby B. Here are there first pictures.

August 17th, 2011

August 25th, 2011

September 6th, 2011 Baby A

September 6th, 2011 Baby B


  1. Awwww, I will never stop being in awe of little ultrasound pics!!! :D

  2. Hey Michael, I had no idea you had previous attempts... I have to admit that I didn't read your entire blog but only a few of the last entries :-) Anyway, you may not have known that we also had multiple attempts and here we are...several weeks behind you. I just thought I'd say congrats again...there's something to be said for sticking with it.
    And I love the first showing of the babies! Love seeing them grow...take care and good luck with everything!

  3. I'm so excited for you!!!! I know the Jewish tradition is to choose baby names based on the initials of people important to you, so I'm wondering if Baby A and Baby B are going to actually be Baby C and Baby M or something. Mostly that's me fishing for name ideas or a story about the name discussions. :)

  4. LOL, believe me the days will fly by and soon you will be saying HOLY MOLY! I'm not ready!!!