I am absolutely thrilled to share this maternity session with you today, for so many reasons. Kami and Ravi are more like family than just friends, and capturing some of their biggest milestones in their life together has been a true blessing! Their journey to parenthood has not been easy, and this pregnancy is such a celebration. I met them in Cleveland last weekend for sunset portraits at Huntington Beach, and we just had the most perfect evening together. Cannot wait to meet this sweet babe in the fall, he or she is a blessing to us all already!! Here is their story, in Kami’s words:
“Patience and Prayers is the theme of this story We prayed a lot and endured a rollercoaster of emotions and after 2-1/2 years on this journey including 165 shots and more doctors appointments then we ever thought we would have! We are thrilled we can finally say…
We are Pregnant! Baby Yenugu is coming October 2020!
Our journey has included many ups and downs! And I’m so thankful we had each other and so many loved ones that supported us throughout the process and more importantly we have God to lean on!
In the spring of 2018 we found out our journey to parenthood wasn’t going to be as easy as expected! I found out I had endometriosis that needed to be addressed to even move ahead with getting pregnant. Summer of 2018 I had my first surgery. And we heard the words IVF and this is going to be your best choice towards having a family. It took a minute for this to settle in… hoping for maybe an easier route. But I’m so thankful God led us to the right doctors & nurses at the Cleveland Clinic that knew what was best for us.
In January 2019, we started the process of IVF. This includes so many unknowns and is not just an easy way to have a baby. And the process would teach this is so true. That it is both a mentally and financially exhausting process. We completed our first cycle of IVF and found out we would need to go forward with another. Doing one cycle seemed impossible yet God provided and we went ahead with a second cycle. Unfortunately after that I found out I would need another surgery to address issues from endometriosis. Delays and roadblocks were still hard to take but also felt never ending. Finally December 2019 we were able to transfer our first embryo. The love you feel for this little miniature life is unreal and at the end of December we were crushed to find out this little embryo would not be joining us.
With lots of emotions and hesitations we decided with our doctors advice to go right back and transfer our final 2 embryos. And January 31st we finally received the good news that we were pregnant with one healthy baby! We were thrilled and shocked! It was so early we had to have many more tests to confirm and be sure this little one was growing. We are thrilled and so thankful for answered prayers! And we can’t wait to meet this sweet baby!“