TSR Positive Image: Man Breaks Down After His Wife Revealed She Was Pregnant After 17 Years Of Trying!! - The Shade Room

TSR Positive Image: Man Breaks Down After His Wife Revealed She Was Pregnant After 17 Years Of Trying!!

Dana griffin-Graves and her husband Arkell got married 17 years ago, and just like any other family, they immediately started trying to create a family.

They literally planned everything out but little did this Virginia couple know, it would be a challenge for the next 17 years. Dana had endured four painful miscarriages throughout that time period, one even being at six months! The couple thought the only option was to give up after that.

“It was definitely a struggle. A roller coaster with emotions going back and forth. I got to the point where I was you know what, I want to stop trying,” Griffin-Graves told WRIC-TV.

But earlier this year, Dana took it upon herself to start exercising regularly with her friends in an attempt to lose weight and become healthy, hoping that it would solve her problem. 

Unfortunately at first she noticed that she wasn’t losing weight like her girlfriends were so she took a trip to the doctor to see what was up. To her surprise, she was five months pregnant and even found out that she was having a boy! 

“I was ecstatic,” she told Buzzfeed. “We hadn’t planned anything, we weren’t trying.” 

The new mom-to-be began to plan an exciting way to break the news to her husband, Arkell. She was getting dinner together and told him to get something out of the oven. Inside, he found “buns” next to an ultrasound photo and the rest is history!


He was crazy excited and wasn’t able to hold his composure as he screamed “You’re Pregnant” while Dana shared that he’d be getting a brand new baby boy! 

“His reaction was just priceless. I wasn’t expecting that at all,” she told WRIC. “I knew that he would probably be emotional but I definitely was not expecting the reaction I received.”

Since the video’s initial post, it has received over 1.2 million views and counting!

Dana took to her YouTube to respond back to all of the wonderful comments they’ve received over the past couple of days: 

“I thank God for this wonderful blessing. With or without this miracle, He has proven to us how awesome He is! Thank you for all the responses, I am overwhelmed with all the love shown. I tried to like every positive post…and wanted to comment but there’s a lot. So all the ladies due on the same month or same day, God bless you. For the abundance of prayers! Thank you, even for the tears shared, onions cut and things in your eye, thank you. We appreciate it all. I will keep you updated.

The baby is expected to be due in February!

Any of us could go back to a time where we wanted something so bad, but it wasn’t working out how we wanted to only to receive it at the most perfect time. Congratulations to the both of you on your pregnancy!


TSR Intern: Talia O. @theclosetratchet on Instagram & @tallyohhh in Twitter!


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