May 2010

Another in our series of posts highlighting the laws of the land in our 50 states (and one district!) in regards to Surrogacy:

Did you know that Nebraska was the only state that has a unicameral legislature (Meaning only one chamber, instead of the usual state Senate and House)?

Also, the state that gave birth to both Kool Aid and Warren Buffett also boasts the largest Czech-American population (as a percentage of the total population) in the nation.

And you probably weren’t aware of these important laws in the Cornhusker State:

If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.
Doughnut holes may not be sold

It is Illegal to go whale fishing.

It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license.
Sneezing or burping is illegal during a church service.
A man is not allowed to run around with a shaved chest.
Barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7 AM and Noon.

Maybe not as stinky as a barber with onion breath, but Nebraska’s legal stance on gestational surrogacy smells to high heavens as well.

Nebraska law declares compensated surrogacy agreements void and unenforceable, but it is possible that the law would uphold uncompensated agreements. In 2002, the Nebraska Supreme Court declared that state law does not permit “two non-married persons to adopt a minor child, no matter how qualified they are.” One can infer from such a decision that a Nebraska court might look unfavorably upon a surrogacy agreement involving lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals.


Well, that certainly explains a few things……

In other maternity news, Michelle was thrilled to learn that the precious little kidney-kicker she is carrying now weighs in at — 8 pounds!

He’s officially a Whopper!

Sent to my co-workers today:

Our 9-month long adventure is just about over. Thank goodness, too, because this devil spawn kid is on the verge of overstaying his welcome. Given the 24/7 demolition derby going on inside Michelle,  I predict his future career choice will be:

A)     Blacksmith

B)      NASCAR driver that likes to swap paint

C)      Crash test dummy

D)     Philly fan who enjoys running onto the field during a game

 So this is a heads up that I’ll be tethered to my cell phone, on alert for the ‘It’s go time’ call. When you hear my new ringtone of the song ‘Having my Baby’, well you’ll know what’s up.

 (Hey: Can I get that song at CD Baby?)

 This afternoon I’m out around 2:15. Going to watch her Doc do one of these amazing 3-D ultrasounds. I understand you can see every nook/cranny/detail of the child-to-be, including his preference for boxers or briefs, Coke or Pepsi, and future political leanings.

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