Insight

Honestly, I still don’t have the answers. I’m not sure anyone does. But ultimately, we decided that the one of the best things we can do to help this ugly world be better is to create the most awesome human being to be part of the greater change. I really wanted a boy, for this specific reason, because the world needs more good men. This little guy, who has two Hispanic mommies, will absolutely know what it’s like to be a minority and the struggles women go through and he will be the better for it. Even though I know he will be his own person, I am determined to do everything I can to help shape him into a respectful, loving, giving, understanding and compassionate man. 

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Overdue Update!!

Believe it or not, I’ve set down about 5 different times to write this blog. We have been gone for far too long and it’s time to get the gears moving, hands typing and give you guys a little update.

Since we last wrote, we have been to New Orleans, Vancouver, Portland, New York, all over Colorado, Amsterdam, Italy, Scottsdale and Los Angeles. Holy Cow! We have been on the move! Anne took the time to update our Adventure section awhile back, around the time I first sat down to write this. So, if you haven’t already, check it out for pictures from all of these adventures.  

But really, we know why you’re here… for that Tiny Human Update.

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National Coming Out Day!

One afternoon my girlfriend and I were home making out in my room. My mom came home sooner than we anticipated she would, and we didn't hear her walk in. From one moment to the next she was yelling at me from the other room to come speak to her in the kitchen. I remember, very distinctly, what she was wearing, the look on her face, the tone in her voice and the way the light hit her as she demanded that I admit that I was gay. She was angry and confused and couldn't have handled it worse.

She had always told me that she would love me, no matter what. But at this moment...

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Totality

So, we decided to take a last-second trip after watching an inspiring TED talk. The speaker passed on great advice that I would now love to pass on to you. “You owe it to yourself to see Totality at least once in your life before you die!” For our local friends, you won’t have to leave home in 2024 to witness it. For those not local to San Antonio, come on down and join the party!

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Hiatus

After several set backs, we have both taken some time off from blog and baby things to have some fun. First, we can get to the baby, then we can get to the fun.

Tiny Human Update:We left off needing to find a new clinic and so we began our search...

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Proper Expectations

The past few days have been frustrating to say the least, I'm not sure where to start so what better place then the beginning.

If you have ever met Anne or myself you know that we are planners and researchers. We do the most homework we can when it comes to any task, you shouldn't be surprised to find we have an actual "Tiny human making manual". When we met with our lawyer Suzanne she told us we were one of the most prepared couples she has ever met. You get the idea here.

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Hurdles

When you are building a family and are coming into the "adulthood" you thought would never come, it's important to surround yourself with genuine and positive people. Sometimes this means that your support system looks a little different than you thought it would, and you have to find peace with that. Jessica and I have found this peace and are so grateful to those who stand by us. This entry was difficult to put out there, but after mulling it over so much, I decided that this is part of our truth and our story and that it's important to not just share the fun stuff. While we are going through this journey, we continue to find comfort in the connections we make with people who have gone through the things we have gone through. The point of this little project is hopefully be helpful to someone, some day, who will go down this same path and that includes letting them know that they are not alone through the difficult things. 

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Information Overload

You guys know that feeling, the one where you know you are supposed to be paying very close attention to something someone is saying but its just the hardest thing to do at the moment? The one where so much information has been put inside your head you literally feel like it's full, at capacity and unable to comprehend anymore. That has been me over the past few weeks. I'm sure you can also envision a chicken running around with its head cut off chasing 4 dogs, 2 cats, and lets not forget the 3 kittens we just welcomed for comedic reference. (We will get to the kittens later.)

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Silver Screen Moments

You know that scene in the movies where the pregnant woman lays in stirrups and her wife holds her hand while the dr pokes around and everyone stares at the screen in anticipation? This was exactly like that, but there was nothing to see, yet.

We had our first fertility appointment on Monday and everything became very real, very fast. I was a wreck. The best way my body knows how to process overwhelming emotion is to cry. So cry I did. For everything.  I feel so sorry for Jessica. I’m going to be en ever-weeping woman for the next year of my life. 

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