Days after a Texas couple’s videotaped pregnancy announcement went viral, the popular vloggers known as Sam and Nia have posted a heartbreaking update: Nia suffered a miscarriage.
The husband and wife, who regularly post updates on YouTube about their marriage and parenthood, conveyed the tragic news Saturday in an emotional video titled “Our Baby Had a Heartbeat.”
“We were just so overjoyed … it was like a huge celebration and then it just — bam — it just hit us like a bomb,” Nia says in the video, sobbing as she sits beside a visibly distraught Sam. “Those of you who have experienced miscarriage before, I can relate now.”
The “hardest part is just knowing that it’s really gone,” she adds. “There’s no question.”
“We’re so hurt,” Sam says, “but we’re so grateful that God used us like this.”
Three days earlier, the couple posted the clip “Husband Shocks Wife With Pregnancy Announcement” to their YouTube channel, which has more than 288,000 subscribers.
Before that footage was recorded, Sam had speculated that his wife might be pregnant when she told him she was two weeks late for her period. He decided to take a urine sample she left in the toilet and use it in a pregnancy test, in an attempt to discover the good news first and surprise her.
His instinct paid off — the outcome of the test was positive.
The video shows Sam surprising Nia and their two children, seated around the kitchen table, with the telltale pregnancy test device and its joyful results.
The 8-minute clip was widely shared in news reports and on social media, and has since been viewed more than 10.6 million times.
Tragically, the expectation of a new baby proved to be fleeting.
“I just want to say, too, that maybe there’s someone out there that’s going through this with us,” Nia says in the update. “The Bible says to weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn, and I am mourning with those of you who are feeling this.”