About This Blog

I’m Ethan, and I’m a 30-year old man of transsexual experience. I am married to the most wonderful woman, and we have experienced the joys and challenges of trying to conceive, pregnancy, and now raising twins. Our process is complicated by me being a female-to-male transsexual (FTM) and my wife Molly having Unexplained Infertility/Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This blog is a reflection of my experiences during our process of trying to conceive, pregnancy, and raising twins, given these two relatively unique circumstances. I started it because it is easy to find dozens of Mommy-Blogs on the internet, but it is much more difficult to find Daddy-Blogs. I hope it will serve as a resource for folks raising twins, any partner to a pregnant person, those who may be struggling with infertility, other DI dads (those who became dads through donor insemination), trans*-people and their partners who are trying to conceive, and all other allies.  If you have a comment, questions, or suggestion for a topic you’d like to see on this blog, contact me.

10 responses to “About This Blog

  1. I’ve followed your story for years, as much of it is similar to mine (we even have the same first name!) I just wanted to offer you both congratulations–my wife and I will be undertaking the same trials of trying to conceive in another year. You give us hope, and I wish you luck and joy. Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. Ethan, you and your wife Molly, you are role model for a whole generation. When I came across this blog, I was so happy to see you two are finally on the way to parenthood 😀 !
    How do you cope with studies and all of this ? And a question about money and kids: the transition is super costly, how you 2 do you plan to make it for the kids to come ?
    Enjoy each moment and remember in 5 years from now, to show this blog to your kids !

  3. I am extremely excited to find another FTM dad blog out there in the world! My wife and I are early on in the process, and I’ve enjoyed reading about your early experiences.

    Anyway, it was great to stumble upon your blog. I’m looking forward to keeping up with it!

    • I’m happy you commented – so I could also find another FTM dad blog! I added a link to yours from mine, just FYI. I am looking forward to following your process as well!

      • So, I neglected to click the “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” box when I commented so I didn’t know that you had responded until today.

        I’ve added your link to my blog as well. Hopefully, we’ll pick up more guys along the way!

  4. I am so happy for you guys !
    I am moved by your blog and how you are documenting the journey. Congratulations on the idea. I’ll do the same.
    I have 2 beautiful daugthers ( 10 year old and 16 month old, both are the result of IVF-ICSI ) and just came from the phisician’s office and my wife and I saw our first ultrasound ( 4.5 weeks ) with potentially 2 sacs… one is fully developing and the other one is there but it is small compared to the bigger one… we need to wait 10 more days to be ale to hear the heartbeat and see how things go… I am scared.

  5. Karr Osborne

    I stumbled upon your blog about a year ago and am excited to hear about the twins! Congrats and best of luck:)

  6. Congratulations, Ethan! I wanted to let you know about a new web site my partner and I started called New Trans Families (www.newtransfamilies.com). It’s a place to consolidate all the information that’s out there for trans parents and talk about the issues that are specific to us. We want it to be kindof like Offbeat Mama, but for families like ours.

    We would love to have a contribution from you for the site. I hope you have a chance to take a look and see what we’re about.

    Best wishes to you and your family,

  7. hey ethan. i’m single and going through pretty much the same process you guys went through to conceive (still ttc over here). i found your blog at random and i’m so glad i did! ******************possible overshare alert*************************
    so far i’ve done two ICI’s at home with no success (with two different donors). i was planning to keep trying for the rest of the year and then take a break if nothing happened; but now i’m in the process of moving overseas with my job. since my Bank doesn’t ship internationally, my next try will have to wait until december when i’m back in the states for my christmas holidays (forecasting ahead looks like the two events should coincide). since december may be my last shot for a good long while (unless i go through the entire find-a-bank process again for a bank that either does ship internationally or is located in asia – which would limit my options for non-asian donors of color), i’m looking into coordinating with a fertility center near my new home and one in the states to do IUI at a clinic and possibly do clomid and/or an ovulation trigger shot. you two really covered all the bases and your blog was so matter-of-fact informative about it all. definitely a guy’s blog: you get right to the point!

    anyway, thanks for even writing this blog and BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you an molly!

    take care.

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