DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — The couple who made international news last month when their pregnancy video that celebrated their miraculous conception went viral has now introduced their “first miracle” to the world. The eldest son Keelyn.
“The first miracle in our home was not Baby Buns, but our son Keelyn, more than thirteen years ago,” Dana Griffin-Graves posted on the couple’s fan Facebook page. “After a miscarriage and delivering our stillborn baby, Arkell Jr., we often thought that becoming parents would not be a part of our future. Although we did not give birth to him, God gave us the opportunity to be his parents since the day he was born. We absolutely love our son. He keeps us busy and serves as a reminder that God is a prayer answerer.”
The Graves said for years Keelyn has asked to be a big brother. A wish that was granted last month when his baby brother Kaleb was delivered 16 weeks early.
“I can’t wait to have all three of my men in the house together. Thank you, Father for choosing us to be stewards over these miracles. Please continue to keep us all in your prayers,” the Facebook post continued.
The couple made international headlines in October when they posted their emotional pregnancy video online. Dana said she and her husband started trying to have kids after they got married 17 years ago.
“We had everything planned,” she told Buzzfeed.
But the couple didn’t anticipate the struggles that were ahead. After delivering a stillborn baby at six months, and four miscarriages, the couple decided to let go of their dream of being parents.
“It just didn’t work out, so we kind of gave up,” Dana said.
So time passed and their hearts began to heal. Dana recently started walking with her friends, but she wasn’t losing weight like they were. So she went to the doctor. That’s when she found out she’s five months pregnant.
“I was ecstatic,” she said. “We hadn’t planned anything, we weren’t trying.”
So she started thinking of a way to surprise her husband with the news. The mommy-to-be put literal buns in the oven, and next to the buns, she placed a sonogram picture.
When Arkell realized he’s going to be a dad, his reaction was perfect.