UPDATE: After 17 years of struggling to have a baby (including four miscarriages and a stillbirth) hearts were warmed around the world when people watched the touching video of Dana Graves surprising her husband Arkell with the news that she was 5 months pregnant by leaving some buns and ultrasound snaps in their oven. This week, Dana went into labour 16 weeks early, leaving their tiny son, whom they’ve named Kaleb, fighting for his life in the NICU. He’s only 24 weeks along, but there are lots of people hoping and praying for him, including us at Today’s Parent. Keep fighting, little dude! Your parents have been waiting a long time for you.
Dana and Arkell Graves struggled to have children for almost 17 years. After coping with four miscarriages and a stillbirth, Dana was thrilled to discover she was nearly five months pregnant. She decided to share the news with her husband in a heartwarming and hilarious way: putting buns in their oven.
She surprised him while they were preparing dinner together. “There’s some stuff in the oven, too,” Dana says. But instead of finding food, Arkell discovers the ultrasound photos and actual buns in the oven. It doesn’t take him long to figure out what’s up.
The happiness in the room only increases when Dana reveals that she’s due February 16th—and that it’s a boy.
So overwhelmed with joy, Arkell has to pull his shirt over his face to cover his tears! It’s okay Arkell, we’re crying too. Congrats!