We are a same sex married couple about to embark on our journey to become mommies through reciprocal IVF. My beautiful wife will be providing “her eggs” and I will be providing “my nest” hence the name of our blog.
My wife is 34, and I am 28 . We live in Southern California. We have been married for 2 years 7 months and 3 days as of Christmas (but who’s counting?!) Our marriage is built on 9+ years of friendship, and I am so proud to say that she is not just my wife but also my best friend. We both work full time and we love to travel. It was during our vacation earlier this year when we decided we were ready to start a family… so here we are!
At this time, we have not told our family or friends about our plans to have a baby, therefore we will not be disclosing our names on our blog just yet. While we have a very strong support system and we know they all have good intentions, we know that they may not comprehend how intense this is going to be. ANY and EVERY opinion or comment can and probably will affect us, good or bad. When the time is right, we will tell them about the journey (and our blog) and hopefully our entries will help them understand why we have made the decisions we have.
We also hope this blog will help us connect with those who have gone through, or are going through reciprocal IVF, and inspire those who are considering it. We know this is the road less traveled, but we are sure it will be worth every mile. We look forward to sharing our stories, the good, bad and the ugly (hopefully, not too ugly) and we look forward to hearing about yours.