ABOUT THEE’ WIFE & I. DUH. :)

DOMONIQUE & MONIQUE
ROBINSON.

Pretty much once you meet your soulmate everything else falls into place…
Or something like that. πŸ˜‰
Domonique is 24. & I’m 21.
My wife & I are in the process of reciprocal IVF.
Which means we’re using her eggs & I’ll be carrying the liddo tots. πŸ™‚
Like most insurances, our does not cover the procedure. -_-
So we will be paying ENTIRELY out of pocket.
Blah.
We’re determined to have twins. πŸ™‚
For sure the most EXCITING experience evaaa!

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20 Responses to “ABOUT THEE’ WIFE & I. DUH. :)”

  1. Sateenkaariperheeksi May 23, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    Hey! I added your blog to our link list! πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Finland!

  2. littledinosaurbaby May 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. All the best with your little one!

  3. poeticlibra May 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    That’s what we plan to do when the time comes. Thanks for sharing.

    • HER bun MY oven May 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

      That’s exciting. πŸ™‚ We hope it works out well for you both. & of course.

  4. pepibebe August 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Wow, that is awesome. We are TTC with me carrying and her brother as my donor, so a little similar to your way of doing it I suppose – in that we are trying for a genetic link to both of us.

    • HER bun MY oven August 9, 2013 at 6:09 am #

      Yes, definitely similar! πŸ™‚ We had considered using my brother but being I’ll be carrying even though its her egg we still felt a little weird about that. Lol. Well, great luck!! We hope all goes well!!

  5. LGP April 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    It’s been so lovely to read about your journey… My wife and I are currently going though a similar patter and am always anxious to read your blog. Thanks for your sharing your highs and lows… From one beautiful rainbow family to the other. May both our dreams come true!!!! XOXOX

    • HER bun MY oven April 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Aw, thank you! πŸ™‚ we will definitely have to catch up on your blog!! Sending positive vibes your way. ❀

  6. Dear Baby Bacon April 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    Amazing story! I wish you both the best of luck with the pregnancy. The best is yet to come πŸ™‚

    • HER bun MY oven April 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

      Thank you so much. πŸ™‚

  7. L&L May 30, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    Hello! I just came across your blog and I’ve felt so many mixed emotions reading your posts. Overall though, i must say that I am very impressed and inspired by you ladies! My wife and I have recently decided to start a family and reciprocal IVF is exactly what we want to do (her eggs, I carry). I just don’t know where to begin!!! I sent a msg to my doctor today and am awaiting a response. I saw that you all live in California as well. I’m also a Kaiser member (and employee) and though we do have infertility coverage (iui) we do not have IVF coverage. It sounds as though your IVF clinic is flexible and is working with your situation. Would you mind sharing information with me to set me in the right direction? Any info would mean so much to me!! Thank you! And congratulations on your pregnancy! I’m so inspired I’m going to keep following your blog!

    • HER bun MY oven May 31, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

      Thaaank you!! & congrats on you two starting your family. That’s sooo exciting. πŸ™‚ we have kaiser as well so we are considering IUI with the same sperm donor and my eggs after we have our first baby. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I would start talking to them as well if that’s something you’re interested in, even though they won’t come in handy for this first cycle since you are doing reciprocal as well, they usually require at least a year of “trying” or three consecutive miscarriages to be REFERRED to their infertility clinic which is how you would get the IUI covered i think. (I’m not sure exactly how all that works but just something to think about) You can however just set up an appointment with their fertility clinic to do things such as IVF which was our first step however they’re priced pretty high and we didn’t quite like the vibe there. : / I’m not sure where you guys are located but we’re in the Bay Area so we had went to the Fremont Kaiser reproductive center. Our clinic is AMAZING, they’re pretty small which is great because it makes things super personable. We too paid fully out of pocket and they’re very upfront & clear on any fees you will/may be charged. If you’re interested the name is Bay IVF, they are located in Palo Alto and are actually on the lower end cost wise. They’re also offering refund programs which they didn’t have when we started!! I would definitely suggest looking into those since obviously more than one cycle may be needed! The receptionist name is Julie, she’s super sweet and will answer all one million of your questions, I called a ton when we first started. Hope this helps some!! Good luck.

      • zenun8086 May 31, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

        btw this was mine. LOL I was on my phone that night and it said it wouldn’t go through! my bad. haha i’m sure you put two and two together though!

  8. Her eggs. My nest. August 30, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    You ladies were the inspiration for us to start our blog AND our journey! I thank you sooo much for sharing your story with the world. I’m sure there are many people like my wife & I who were lost before coming across your pg. I’m sorry our blog names are pretty close but all the other witty ones were taken (most related to surrogacy) and if I didn’t start blogging now I probably would have become known as the stalker behind zenun8086 lol. Thank you again πŸ™‚ I’m closing that act as soon as I can. Take care and we look forward to your next update!

    • HER bun MY oven August 30, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      πŸ™‚ Aw, thanks! We are so excited for you two to start your IVF journey. πŸ’š

  9. bubsthisyear September 25, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I can’t wait to catch up with all your adventures! All the best to you and your missus

  10. Courtney October 16, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    I just want to say reading your blog was one of the most delightful things I have done for myself in a while. Me and my fiance talk and hope to soon be parents one day soon. It’s just alot to think and plan and save for. I wanted to know how did you start? What questions did you ask your doctor? Insurance company? We plan on having a baby early in the next year wish us luck!

    • HER bun MY oven October 21, 2014 at 10:56 am #

      Im glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚ We always kinda knew that i would carry her child. Even though Domonique has always REALLY wanted children she’s never wanted to physically carry a child & that’s an experience i wouldnt wanna miss out on. πŸ™‚ & we wanted for us both to feel/be as physically & emotionally involved as possible which is why we chose reciprocal IVF. So that part was easy for us. We both have Kaiser so i called to see if anything was covered. But they only cover IUI. We had a consult at Kaiser & they were super expensive. So we started researching into clinics & found one that we loved and since we were paying fully out of pocket they were pretty inexpensive as well. We checked yelp too & after we had a consult with the clinic we just loved their vibe so we went with them. I honestly cant even remembered all the questions i asked. I would literally call like everyday asking new questions & luckily our clinic was really nice and didnt mind answering. πŸ™‚ GOOD LUCK!!

  11. Chicks Hatching October 21, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    Aaaarrrr! We’re literally on the edge of our journey – we’re also doing a ‘her egg my oven’ IVF scenario so i was so pleased when I saw your blog name on someone elses blogroll and clicked and was confronted with nursery pics! AWESOME!!! I’m following from now, I love a good baby story!

    • HER bun MY oven October 21, 2014 at 11:03 am #

      Lol. πŸ™‚ yay. Good luck!! We will definitely check out your blog.

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