Friday, July 2, 2010

Hello Teeny Embryos

After 3 years of trying, 1 surgery, 2 rounds of In Vitro and 16 weeks of daily shots and other fun drugs, we are FINALLY pregnant. It was definitely a long road to get here, but now that it's here all the rough stuff doesn't seem so rough...it was all worth it. And lucky enough for us, we'll probably have to do In Vitro each time we want to have another child so it's nice to know that it can be done. I'll probably do a post all on it's own to describe my experience with the In Vitro process. It really is a miracle how it all works.

Not many parents get to see their baby at this stage in it's life, but when you're lucky enough to be the proud parents of that little 8-celled blastocyst, it's the most beautiful thing in the world. This picture right here is just an example of what we have stuck on our fridge back in Utah. Isn't it cute?


We are so grateful for all the love and support we have received from family, friends and even complete strangers. I heard of so many people I didn't even know who were praying for us and who cried when they found out we were pregnant. I am amazed at how many people pretty much wanted this just as much as we did. Thank you everyone for being there for us when it was hard and for sharing in our excitement now.

We are 12 weeks along now and due January 14, 2011. So far I feel like I've been pretty lucky with the pregnancy symptoms. I like to think I deserve it after all the other stuff I've had to go through. However, with the glimpses I have seen of the sickness, I think I prefer the daily shots in the bum.

21 comments:

Bri said...

So that other 10% where scheduled posting doesn't work...Yeah, that was today for me. Glad it worked for you though.

And yay and congrats! We really have thought about you guys a lot and are SO happy for you both!!!

Dave& Jaime Adams said...

Congratulations, thats so exciting. My best friend had to go through all that you went through and its a hard journey even to watch I can't imagine how hard it'd be to go through it. And yes its totally worth it. Glad to hear that you're feeling well. Congrats again!!!!

Ryan + Jess said...

I am so excited for you! congratulations - such wonderful news. You deserve an amazing pregnancy...

We are building in Orem off Geneva Road near Vineyard elementary - right off Sleepy Ridge golf course. We are super excited!

Julia Holmes said...

We are sooo happy for you guys and I am so glad to hear that you are not sick, you definitely deserve not to be. I was so sick.

Our due date for the twins was Jan 13th! So very close. Of course since they were twins they came much sooner. Congrats again!!!!

Phil and Holly said...

Wow! that is pretty AWESOME!!! Very happy for you guys. bout time trey figure it out... :)
phil

Phil and Holly said...

"figured"

Andrew and Jenna said...

This post made me cry all over again like I did when we found out you were pregnant. January 14th can't come fast enough! And yes, I think you deserve to have the easiest pregnancy in the world.

Sara McArthur said...

You do deserve the best and most comfortable pregnancy of all time! I am so excited for you guys! I bet its a little girl ;) Congratulations!

Danny & Lindsay said...

almost crying again. so happy!

Cameron & Ashley said...

Ahhh I cry every time I think about it and this post didn't make any exceptions! YAY YAY YAY!!! I look forward to your weekly bare belly shots, don't keep us waiting any longer :) HA! Love you so much and congratulations again! :)

Sarah Johnston said...

I can't smile big enough.

Loni said...

ConGRatuLations!!!!

Jami, I am so happy for you. I know that you have wanted it, you deserve it, and it is going to be so awesome. I hope that you don't have to work too much this summer then.

Krista said...

I, as well, cried when I was reading your post. I remember everything about that special day when you were keeping us on pins and needles and when we got your call,Jenn's sister-in-law and brother-in-law were there and we were all screaming and laughing and crying. This is one to always be remembered.

Stacey H said...

Congrats!! Soooo happy for you & Trey! (I am Trey's cousin btw) :)

Jacobson Family said...

This is Ashley's friend Trisha. I just wanted to say congratulations! I always ask Ash how you are doing. I am so happy for you!

melmck said...

i seriously love that picture.

and also, thank you for quoting Friends. i knew i could count on you. :)

Barb: said...

Congratulations! What a long, tough road. We are so happy for you guys. I hope the pregnancy goes well!

Carly said...

I am soooo happy for you guys! Aren't those little embryo's just so cute?! Everything you went through will make you love your little one that much more. Just get through those bummy shots and it will be smooth sailin:) And enjoy your sleep right now, cause after your sweetie comes there wont be any! :)

Robinson said...

Congratulations! I was just visiting Pasco and heard of your pregnancy news! Best wishes for an easy pregnancy! -Kristin Rodriguez Robinson

The Hullingers said...

I just read your post and I got goosebumps and teary-eyed. Congratulations Jami and Trey! You are going to be the best mom Jami. Jeff and I are so excited for you both.

I think you need to take a vacation to Seattle soon:)

Rosie said...

Jami this made me cry as I read through your story. Congrats to you and your hubby!