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See Man’s Reaction When His Wife Says She’s Pregnant After 17 Years Of Trying
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See Man’s Reaction When His Wife Says She’s Pregnant After 17 Years Of Trying

When Dana Griffin-Graves created a playful surprise for her husband Arkell to announce her pregnancy, she knew he’d react emotionally, but she had no idea that he would cry tears of joy! Given the rough time they’ve had while trying for a child, however, Arkell’s response becomes all the more meaningful.

The two have been trying to conceive a child since their wedding almost 17 years ago, but after four miscarriages and a stillbirth, they were ready to give up. “It was definitely a struggle… a rollercoaster with emotions,” Dana told a local news station. “I just got to the point where I was like ‘you know what, I want to stop trying.'”

“I have never been that excited before in my life,” said Arkell. “Not mainly for myself, but for her.” Doctors have said that the baby boy, five months along, is doing fine and that he is due in February.

(h/t: wric.com)

After 17 years of trying, four miscarriages and a stillbirth, she’s pregnant again and her husband can’t hold his emotions:

Here are the buns and ultrasounds that he found in the oven:

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LarsHolst
Community Member
6 years ago

I wonder why people use the phones to capture there very intimate moments and put it on the web? He asks her to come to him and she still keeps holding that f***ing phone instead of enjoying and embracing this moment together. This is kind of sad indeed.

CharlesGoingsLmt
Community Member
6 years ago

Memories don't last forever. This video will. And their son can see how wanted and loved he was before he even got here.

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TracySparkhead
Community Member
6 years ago

So very very happy for them both!! What a blessed little boy to have two such loving & excited parents who are going to love him like crazy!!

SwanJaninek
Community Member
6 years ago

What sucks is that your comment is awesome, supportive, and positive, yet the comment where someone complained has more likes.

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AnterMohd
Community Member
6 years ago

lovely naturally.....I did loved the reaction its from the bottom of his heart

TrinaRose
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm in the office right now. Crying. Crying like an idiot.

SaraRomo
Community Member
6 years ago

One word for you: procrastination... Just kidding, happened to me too.

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CarlaTolland
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't judge this will be nice to show their son when he's old enough. Everyone has their own way of doing things such harsh comments. They look like great parents!

RachelHutton
Community Member
6 years ago

How about instead of judging the way she broke the news, you just be happy for them and keep your opinions to yourself.

MerveGüleroğlu
Community Member
6 years ago

19 weeks = 5 months. Can you see how long she waited to tell him to make sure that he wouldn't go through the same pain again? I am very happy for them^^

AryaRaven
Community Member
6 years ago

Adoption is an option. I know people want the full experience, but kids in orphanages want homes. And so do pets in shelters.

MerveGüleroğlu
Community Member
6 years ago

My exact opinion. But, well... We can't judge people about this kinda things anyways.

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Yas
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh God!! I am extremely happy for them :)

LindaFeldman
Community Member
6 years ago

lord god, please give this couple a healthy bouncing baby boy, amen

RachelHutton
Community Member
6 years ago

Makes me sad that people can't be happy for other people, they have to nitpick on every thing. That little boy is gonna know he is wanted.

RachelHutton
Community Member
6 years ago

Different people have different ways of doing things, and this woman chose this way. She spent 17 years trying for a baby.

CarolMcClellan
Community Member
6 years ago

That was a cool way to tell him. I'm glad for them.

Jovana Crnobrnja
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm so happy for you 3! ♥️

AmandaAbel
Community Member
6 years ago

I hope their pregnancy was blessed and they will always have this video to cherish along with a healthy baby boy!

KateFavor
Community Member
6 years ago

Aww!

DonWatts
Community Member
6 years ago

That's going to be a lucky kid.

TraciLyman
Community Member
6 years ago

Congratulations! Blessings. Treasures! <3

FifineBrightman
Community Member
6 years ago

Awwwwwww...... Good luck to them and their new baby!

sharkdivermary
Community Member
6 years ago

Adorable. :-)

SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago

Aww, what a cute reaction!

SusanL.Miller
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree with both sides- but am so glad to see this wonderful moment!

DesireeLoewens
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh my god! I love this! He actually cried!! This is so sweet!

GabrielCdl
Community Member
6 years ago

Anyone know if they've had the baby?

KarmaJinings
Community Member
6 years ago

omg.. made me cry!!

HealingMoonBreezes
Community Member
6 years ago

Wonderful! Best Wishes for a healthy boy and houseful of joy!

AndreinaArdohain
Community Member
6 years ago

My Name is Andreina Ardohain,am from Argentina.I wish to share my testimony with the general public about what this great prince dr. Omon Ebosele has done for me , this man has given me back my lovely home, I was married for 7 years but didn't have a child to call my own i have been to hospitals and my husband was even getting tired of me because i was unable to give birth, the doctors confirmed my husband fertile. So i told my lovely friend Elizalda about it and she told me about Prince Dr. Omon Ebosele who lives in Nigeria and what a lot of people have been saying about him Even television stations air his health programmes, so i took a bold step and took my time to watch him and i was able to get his direct email and phone number, and i contacted him on his direct email(dr.omoneboseleherbalhome@gmail.com) and he promised me that i would give birth to my own child after following his treatment regimen, Today i have a lovely daughter and am pregnant with my second child and i a

JoMurphy
Community Member
6 years ago

Jeeeze give him a hug! I think it was a selfless thing to do to wait so long to tell him. So touching.

DioneRichardBuss
Community Member
6 years ago

I have a testimony to share, am from the United State Of America am now 54years old Am a journalist baesd in California,I married for about 27years ago without any child so i and my husband went for an adoption of 2kids a male and a female.Last year something wonderful and gracious happened to me i came across this witch doctor in the internet that promise to help me get pregnant which i totally disagree,,,How can i be pregnant looking at my age? he ask me not to worry that his only specialize on pregnancy no other. That after the job has been completed there is no any side effect, so i gave a try, and then he instructed me on what to do which i did, could you believe i miss my periodical time that same Month, and i was pregnant.Today am now the happiest woman on Earth,,While am i testify to this site? i know there are lots of people that are in this same mess don't give up there is hope. contact him for help,he is always available to help.you can reach him on mail:specialspellte

EsZab
Community Member
6 years ago

Why instead of cuddle and hug him she was holding her phone and recording?!?! seriously public attention is more important that your husband and intimacy of this moment?

LarsHolst
Community Member
6 years ago

I wonder why people use the phones to capture there very intimate moments and put it on the web? He asks her to come to him and she still keeps holding that f***ing phone instead of enjoying and embracing this moment together. This is kind of sad indeed.

CharlesGoingsLmt
Community Member
6 years ago

Memories don't last forever. This video will. And their son can see how wanted and loved he was before he even got here.

Load More Replies...
TracySparkhead
Community Member
6 years ago

So very very happy for them both!! What a blessed little boy to have two such loving & excited parents who are going to love him like crazy!!

SwanJaninek
Community Member
6 years ago

What sucks is that your comment is awesome, supportive, and positive, yet the comment where someone complained has more likes.

Load More Replies...
AnterMohd
Community Member
6 years ago

lovely naturally.....I did loved the reaction its from the bottom of his heart

TrinaRose
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm in the office right now. Crying. Crying like an idiot.

SaraRomo
Community Member
6 years ago

One word for you: procrastination... Just kidding, happened to me too.

Load More Replies...
CarlaTolland
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't judge this will be nice to show their son when he's old enough. Everyone has their own way of doing things such harsh comments. They look like great parents!

RachelHutton
Community Member
6 years ago

How about instead of judging the way she broke the news, you just be happy for them and keep your opinions to yourself.

MerveGüleroğlu
Community Member
6 years ago

19 weeks = 5 months. Can you see how long she waited to tell him to make sure that he wouldn't go through the same pain again? I am very happy for them^^

AryaRaven
Community Member
6 years ago

Adoption is an option. I know people want the full experience, but kids in orphanages want homes. And so do pets in shelters.

MerveGüleroğlu
Community Member
6 years ago

My exact opinion. But, well... We can't judge people about this kinda things anyways.

Load More Replies...
Yas
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh God!! I am extremely happy for them :)

LindaFeldman
Community Member
6 years ago

lord god, please give this couple a healthy bouncing baby boy, amen

RachelHutton
Community Member
6 years ago

Makes me sad that people can't be happy for other people, they have to nitpick on every thing. That little boy is gonna know he is wanted.

RachelHutton
Community Member
6 years ago

Different people have different ways of doing things, and this woman chose this way. She spent 17 years trying for a baby.

CarolMcClellan
Community Member
6 years ago

That was a cool way to tell him. I'm glad for them.

Jovana Crnobrnja
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm so happy for you 3! ♥️

AmandaAbel
Community Member
6 years ago

I hope their pregnancy was blessed and they will always have this video to cherish along with a healthy baby boy!

KateFavor
Community Member
6 years ago

Aww!

DonWatts
Community Member
6 years ago

That's going to be a lucky kid.

TraciLyman
Community Member
6 years ago

Congratulations! Blessings. Treasures! <3

FifineBrightman
Community Member
6 years ago

Awwwwwww...... Good luck to them and their new baby!

sharkdivermary
Community Member
6 years ago

Adorable. :-)

SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago

Aww, what a cute reaction!

SusanL.Miller
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree with both sides- but am so glad to see this wonderful moment!

DesireeLoewens
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh my god! I love this! He actually cried!! This is so sweet!

GabrielCdl
Community Member
6 years ago

Anyone know if they've had the baby?

KarmaJinings
Community Member
6 years ago

omg.. made me cry!!

HealingMoonBreezes
Community Member
6 years ago

Wonderful! Best Wishes for a healthy boy and houseful of joy!

AndreinaArdohain
Community Member
6 years ago

My Name is Andreina Ardohain,am from Argentina.I wish to share my testimony with the general public about what this great prince dr. Omon Ebosele has done for me , this man has given me back my lovely home, I was married for 7 years but didn't have a child to call my own i have been to hospitals and my husband was even getting tired of me because i was unable to give birth, the doctors confirmed my husband fertile. So i told my lovely friend Elizalda about it and she told me about Prince Dr. Omon Ebosele who lives in Nigeria and what a lot of people have been saying about him Even television stations air his health programmes, so i took a bold step and took my time to watch him and i was able to get his direct email and phone number, and i contacted him on his direct email(dr.omoneboseleherbalhome@gmail.com) and he promised me that i would give birth to my own child after following his treatment regimen, Today i have a lovely daughter and am pregnant with my second child and i a

JoMurphy
Community Member
6 years ago

Jeeeze give him a hug! I think it was a selfless thing to do to wait so long to tell him. So touching.

DioneRichardBuss
Community Member
6 years ago

I have a testimony to share, am from the United State Of America am now 54years old Am a journalist baesd in California,I married for about 27years ago without any child so i and my husband went for an adoption of 2kids a male and a female.Last year something wonderful and gracious happened to me i came across this witch doctor in the internet that promise to help me get pregnant which i totally disagree,,,How can i be pregnant looking at my age? he ask me not to worry that his only specialize on pregnancy no other. That after the job has been completed there is no any side effect, so i gave a try, and then he instructed me on what to do which i did, could you believe i miss my periodical time that same Month, and i was pregnant.Today am now the happiest woman on Earth,,While am i testify to this site? i know there are lots of people that are in this same mess don't give up there is hope. contact him for help,he is always available to help.you can reach him on mail:specialspellte

EsZab
Community Member
6 years ago

Why instead of cuddle and hug him she was holding her phone and recording?!?! seriously public attention is more important that your husband and intimacy of this moment?

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