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We have embarked on a life-long journey to become a family. In June 2013, we have brought home two beautiful babies. Our family is now complete and our marriage formally recognized by state and federal laws.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A new beginning - 6 months

Well, it's been a while since I've posted a blog. Like anyone else, there have been a lot of things that have happened since coming back to America. Our friends, Barbara and Claudio from Brazil are now pregnant with twins. Yay! Our surrogacy friends, Johan and Linda from Sweden are enjoying their time with their own twins. Oh what a joy!

My partner and I are getting married (finally) following the death of Proposition 8 (a California constitutional change voted by a slim majority in 2008 to ban same-sex marriage and discriminate against same-sex couples). Marriage equality is slowly creeping up in the USA and as of the time this blog is being written, there are now 15 states with marriage equality. Two more states will hopefully follow in a few weeks. Anyway, with twins to take care of, work to deal with, and wedding to prepare, life has been pretty good. Our circle of friends have been very helpful and we appreciate their contribution in making our lives easy despite the challenges.

The twins are doing well. My boy has overtaken his sister, considering he was only about 3 lbs (1.6 kg) when he was born (sister was 4 lbs [1.8 kg]). Both have reached certain milestones for 6 months, so we are very happy. Below are some pics.