In 2009, I learned that there was no realistic way my best friend would ever be able to become a father -- his greatest desire in life. I decided then that I would offer to be a surrogate for him (which didn’t sound realistic at the time). A year later, I made that offer. He accepted, and in Nov. 2011 I got pregnant.

I’m writing this blog because I’m not the typical surrogate. For one, in the terms of the trade, I’m an altruistic traditional surrogate (I’m unpaid and the egg is mine) with a totally open arrangement with the dads. Most importantly, though, this is my first pregnancy (NO ONE thinks this is a good idea; most surrogates already have their own kids).

Also, we’re all gay, so this is going to be the gayest baby ever.*

- The Deputy

*Except for the children of those many, many other sets of three or more gays who decided to combine their powers to procreate...

March 21, 2012

19 weeks

"you know your heirloom tomato is ripe when it's about the size of a 19 week fetus" says the fetus is the size of a large heirloom tomato this week, at 6 inches from head to bottom and 8.5 oz. Six inches?? When is the last time you saw a six inch tomato?? And even if a few do get that big, heirloom tomatoes are specifically "not engineered to be uniform in size or shape."

French's classic yellow mustard, on the other hand, can always be relied on to be 6 inches from cap to bottom, and 8 oz - just a tad lighter than your 19 week fetus.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really appreciating these realistic comparisons! And totally picturing a mustard bottle in your belly!