So, here at MFM we love a good photo shoot, be it birth, pregnancy, newborn or beyond.
And more and more people are going for 4D scans of their babies too, so they have a record of what their little one looked like before they were even born.
But how about this as something to pop in the family photo album: a photo shoot marking your little one’s life when he or she was just an embryo.
Yep, you read that right ?
That’s just what the Clarks from Oregon, USA, did. They had gone through IVF, and during the process decided to move house.
The clinic where their eggs were stored offered to have the embryos shipped to a new clinic – nearer to their new address.
But, Samantha Clark told Scary Mommy, “We had just watched several viral videos of FedEx drivers throwing packages over fences… so I said NO WAY!”
Instead, the couple decided to transport the embryos which were in a metal tank, themselves – and did a little family photo shoot with them on the way.
They took the precious load to the park and got some shots on the slide and playing baseball – and then paid a visit to grandma and grandad.
They even took them to pick out their first Christmas tree ?
Now, for anyone worrying about the safety of all of this – in terms of keeping the embryos frozen and viable – it’s all good.
The embryologist told the Clarks they were OK for 2 days in the metal tank – and the couple did the shoot in around 4 hours.
But don’t just take our word for it… the proof of the pudding is that Samantha went on to give birth to healthy happy TRIPLETS!
Images: Samantha and Mickey Clark on Facebook