By Lauren Fruen
A COUPLE decided to take their family photoshoot to new extremes by posing with cardboard box of their EMBRYOS.
Samantha and Mickey Clark jokingly posed with the package – which later went on give them triplets.
The couple posed in a children’s playground, at a McDonalds and with an abandoned stroller they found.
They even took the embryos on a slide, on a swing and round a Christmas tree park.
Just a few months later and they would go on to have triplets – Shepherd Thomas, Eleni Lynn, and Ayla Sue – from those very same embryos.
Full time mum Samantha, 29, and her husband of two years Mikey, 32, went through IVF to get pregnant.
They had to transport their embryos to a new clinic after moving across state.
So instead of getting them mailed via FedEx the couple, from Portland, decided to pick them up themselves.
After being reassured that the tank was safe for at least two days the pair decided to make a few pit stops on their four hour drive.
Shepherd, Eleni and Ayla were born in August last year – from the very same box of embryos – and have just turned six months old.
Samantha said: “We had been looking at pursuing all different avenues of a starting a family.
“We moved across state and they were going to mail our embryos to a clinic closer to us.
“I had seen viral videos of drivers throwing packages over fences and decided that wasn’t for us.
“So we went to collect them ourselves.
“They reassured us at the clinic we had two days to deliver them safely and so because it was not a long drive we decide to take these pictures.
“We started talking about taking pictures with the box in the car. We were laughing so hard I had tears.
“We posted the first one online and then our friends and family started to comment giving us more ideas.
“We had no idea whether these embryos were going to be a success or a failure. We were just celebrating the fact we had six viable embryos.
“I look back now at those pictures and cannot believe I am now looking at my three babies.
“I am so glad we did it. It is mind-blowing that our three babies were in that box.”