One “Survivor” couple is celebrating an emotional second — Jaclyn and Jon Misch are pregnant through gestational surrogate after struggling a heartbreaking miscarriage virtually a 12 months in the past. Here is what you’ll want to find out about their journey and all of the ups and downs they have been via alongside the best way.
The Misches Are Seven Weeks Along
On October 24, Jaclyn posted to Instagram that their gestational surrogate is seven weeks together with their child and they’re “cautiously celebrating” at this level.
Houston, WE HAVE A HEARTBEAT!!
A tiny… flickering… excellent heartbeat!
Praise Jesus, thanks GOD!
Jon and I have been BOTH in a position to be within the room yesterday with our gestational provider (No FaceTimeing from the clinic car parking zone!! Woo hoo! Lol)
Life is SUCH a miracle and we’re all so freaking grateful to be right here, at ultrasound #1. Seven weeks, 2 days. Taking this at some point at a time, however for now we’re (cautiously) celebrating an attractive, beating coronary heart.
Please stick with us eternally Baby Misch!
The submit features a brief video from the ultrasound and a string of pictures. In the feedback, a number of “Survivor” gamers supplied their congratulations and well-wishes. Here is why that is such a giant deal for the Misches.
The Misches Lost Their Baby, Harper, At 20 Weeks in December 2020
In December 2020, Jaclyn and Jon, who competed on the second “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” season collectively, posted to Instagram that on the 20-week ultrasound, there was no heartbeat. They and their surrogate selected to induce labor and have some moments with the infant woman, whom they named Harper. Jaclyn known as it “the darkest 24 hours of [their] lives.”
Jaclyn wrote on the time, “We’re simply ready now… crying and praying. Praying that God can be on this room with us as our provider delivers… thanking Him for the enjoyment she delivered to our lives for 20 weeks, the bonds she’s created in our household, and the sunshine that she delivered to the world.”
She later up to date her followers about their grieving course of, thanking her followers for sharing their tales of miscarriage as a result of it made her really feel much less alone. Jaclyn wrote, “Thank you. Truly, thanks. I’m comforted by the ladies which have mentioned, “It occurred to me too.” This grief may be matched with loneliness when society asks us to undergo these losses in silence, which makes the burden heavier to reveal. I see you. I sit beside you. I cry together with you and I ship you my love.”
The Misches, who married in August 2015, have been on fairly the journey to have a organic youngster. The purpose they’ve been utilizing a gestational surrogate is that Jaclyn has a situation known as Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome, which, in accordance with Penn Medicine, signifies that she has an underdeveloped or non-existent uterus and vagina however normally-functioning ovaries. That signifies that she will have a organic youngster through the use of her egg to create the embryo, however she can not carry the kid herself.
Back when Jaclyn was on “Survivor,” she talked about her situation with Cosmopolitan, saying that she may be very upfront concerning the syndrome early on when she is relationship somebody as a result of she’s anxious that down the road, will probably be a dealbreaker for them. But it did not scare Jon off.
“I bear in mind we had been relationship a few month, and I’m like, ‘OK, we’re about to inform one another we love one another, and I can not have youngsters, so I want to inform him.’ So after all, I used to be emotional and I’m like [wailing], ‘Don’t date me anymore, I can not have youngsters,’ and being so dramatic about it, and he was similar to, ‘Shut up. It’s high quality, it is high quality.’ He was nice about it! I used to be so nervous to inform him; I believe a variety of women with MRKH are very nervous about telling their important others,” mentioned Schultz.
She continued, “But it is a great way to weed out the unhealthy ones — that is what I say to all the ladies. I’d dated a number of guys who I had informed and so they utterly shut off; they did not wish to discuss it in any respect. Those relationships by no means work out as a result of it is like, if you cannot discuss essentially the most intimate a part of it that’s such a giant a part of my life, then how can I date you?”
When the couple introduced their being pregnant with Harper in 2020, Jaclyn revealed that that they had already been via “two rounds of IVF, two gestational carriers, and 4 embryo transfers,” after which after Harper died, they needed to start once more. So it has been an arduous journey for them and we want them the perfect of luck with this being pregnant.
“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific occasions on CBS. The forty second season will air within the spring of 2022. Seasons 43 and 44 are casting now, so in case you’ve all the time wished to use, now’s your likelihood!