Our Journey


A lot has changed in the years since I first started this blog: we successfully completed the surrogacy process when our son was born in 2016 and are now in the midst of a second journey. If you’re interested in catching up on what’s happened so far but don’t know where to start, here are some links to a few of the highlights:

Surrogacy Posts

What Gestational Surrogacy is Really Like (series)




  • Our Double Life: Leaving home for the baby’s birth; January 7, 2016
  • The Wait: Waiting for Elle to go into labor; January 13, 2016
  • Welcome, Sweet Pea: Announcing the arrival of our child; January 27, 2016
  • The First Half: An update on the first six months; July 25, 2016




  • Begin Again: Preparing for our 3rd IVF cycle; January 6, 2019
  • Third Time’s the Charm?: The beginning of our most recent IVF treatment; January 18, 2019
  • Retrieval & Results: The ending and results from IVF #3; April 20, 2019
  • Finding a Match: The process of finding a gestational carrier for our second journey; May 20, 2019
  • The Last Steps: Obtaining medical clearance and the last of the legal process to get to an embryo transfer; September 5, 2019


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