Just kick starting this blog with a litttle info about the guy who won't really be doing any of the work. The little red hen will be baking the bread, but I still get to come along for the ride!
In all seriousness, I think it's important that the husband is on board during such a hormone-ridden, physically and emotionally demanding project as a surrogate pregnancy, and with all the moral implications, it's important that the entire family is approves and is supportive. That's what they say, anyway; there are incidents of friends and family being very against the concept of having someone else's child, but we haven't really run into them yet. Most of our network seems to be supportive, excited, and somewhat intrigued by the concept. I certainly never thought about it until Mandy mentioned it to me.
We haven't really made any important decisions yet, other than that we are going to do this; we need to get legal representation, talk to an agency or choose to go it alone, and fill all the prerequisites of even beginning the search. We have to be done breastfeeding, for instance, so we get to take our time deciding on things.
Like anything else in my life, I want to keep this as simple as possible, so wherever I really don't have an opinion, I want to stay neutral, since people seem to be so picky about all the details. That said, the few things that I do care about, I can hopefully stick to those when it comes to signing paperwork. You would be amazed how long the laundry list of preferences can get, from local/long distance to the types of food the mother can eat.
Not much else to say at this point, but I'm sure we'll start making concrete decisions as time goes on.