Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Babies are Coming, the Babies are Coming!

Hi friends,

We weren't originally going to announce this, but I'm terrible at keeping my own secrets, so here it goes.

The babies are coming!

Our 12 Precious Embryos will be shipping here next week via Fed Ex (more efficient than the stork ;) ). They will ship Monday-Tuesday or Tuesday-Wednesday, depending on when a cryogenic transport tank is available. We'd love your prayers that the airplanes and trucks involved would be protected from breakdowns, accidents, detours, paperwork mishaps, weather elements, logistical errors and other failures or delays that could place these precious little ones in jeopardy. The tank they are shipped in has a limited amount of Nitrogen which is ample if things go smoothly but in the event of a significant delay, there would be a risk of the nitrogen running out and of the embryos thawing. The process typically DOES go smoothly so we don't think there's an abnormal rate of risk. We know that these precious babies are in the capable hands of our Great and Loving God--we pray for His guidance and protection as He uses FedEx to bring them to us.

Still no news on a transfer date (and hopefully, I will be able to keep THAT a secret. My body is being wiggy. I've been in a few times for some diagnostic tests and we think we've got to the bottom of things but we'd appreciate your prayers that everything goes back to functioning normal so we can move on to start thinking and talking about an actual schedule for the transfer and all of the preparatory steps involved. Thanks!

Update: The babies' confirmed arrival date is Wednesday, September 24, so they'll be in transit Tuesday-Wednesday. Thanks for your prayers!


  1. Hooray! How very exciting! I will keep you, hubby, and all your babies (how very exciting even to write that!) in my prayers!


  2. Oh I am soo excited. Yeah Yeah Yeah!

  3. Yay! Congrats!!!

    I'm so happy for you that you are getting so much closer to having your children!

    Will be praying for a safe "delivery"!

  4. That is very exciting news! May they all make it safe and sound to your clinic and then (when the time is right) snuggle in to you.

  5. How exciting!! Congratulations. I will certainly be praying with you for those precious little ones safety!

  6. That's wonderful! The babies are on my prayer list :)

  7. I've been following your story (through HP) and I'm thrilled on this part of your adventure.

    Praying God's hand of protection over you, the truck and the contents of that tube.

  8. Again, congrats, Jen! We can't wait to hear your next update. Being that I do not have your radar nose for pregnancy, you shall be able to keep your secret quite successfully!! :) Love you!

  9. Sorry I didn't see this until now - but I am so excited for you guys and I am delighted that you ended up sharing this info and dates with us! I love following along your journey and any details you share with us just gets me more excited, you know? I will definitely keep the little embryos in my prayers for a smooth transit - keep us posted. You are getting so much closer, and I am so happy for you :-) (thanks for all of your kind words and understanding lately - it sure means a lot.)