The Dad Diaries

“Brave or Natural?

It’s funny the reactions I get from people when they find out I’m having twins on my own. They are amazed that I would even think of starting this journey. “You are so brave.” I keep hearing. “I can’t believe you’re doing this on your own!” I don’t see myself as brave. Wanting to have […]

“Is Surrogacy Legal?

I was surprised by how many countries consider surrogacy illegal. I hold an Italian and Canadian passport, and when I found out my surrogate was pregnant in Kenya, I contact the Italian embassy to find out what was needed to get my babies passport so I can take them with me. So I call, and […]

“Breast vs formula

I know it’s still very early but as you may have understood from my blog, I am a planner. So I’ve been reading a lot of information online about breastmilk vs formula. A number of health organizations recommend breastfeeding as the best choice for babies. They say that breastfeeding helps defend against infections, prevent allergies, […]

“Third Time Around

By the third embryo transfer, it was kinda hard to remain positive. Everyone would say “third times a charm,” which made me cringe every time I heard it. By this point, they were using frozen embryos and I felt that the changes of pregnancy would be less. I had broken up with my ex at […]

“2nd embryo transfer

Time seems to stop when you are waiting for the results. The second Embryo transfer happened on Dec 12, 2017. I was in Toronto with my family. I was optimistic that this time it would be positive. I was in a good place (I thought!) surrounded by love and support so what could go wrong? […]

“1st embryo transfer results

So as I was waiting the 15 days to see if she was pregnant, I felt very positive. It was a time in my life where I really needed some good news. My relationship was very rocky, it had been since the start of this journey; work was well stressful doesn’t even begin to cover […]

“1st embryo transfer

Embryo transfer is a simple procedure that follows in vitro fertilization (IVF) and is often considered the simplest and final step of the IVF process. The objective of embryo transfer is to facilitate conception following fertilization from the IVF procedure. Embryos are generally transferred to the woman’s uterus at the 2-8 cell stage. Embryos may […]

“waiting

I guess one of the hardest things about the surrogacy process is the waiting. Being on the other side of the world and feeling helpless. Not being able to do anything but wait. Then, of course, all the questions and doubts come up. Am I doing the right thing? Can I be a good father? […]

“the clinic

There is really not much to say about the clinic. If you are from a first world country, then it’s probably not like you are used to. There is a reason why the cost is dramatically lower. Besides the heat that you encounter while in the waiting room. The facilities are well; I guess it […]

“twins!?!

Jesus Murphy, as my mom would say! So here I am patiently waiting for the results of the first ultrasound. I should have received it on Tuesday, but Tuesday came and went, Wednesday passed, and by Thursday I started to become a little nervous, so I emailed the Doctor. 5 minutes later I receive a […]