Having a baby is something many couples dream about, but in one in eight cases, getting pregnant and carrying a pregnancy to full-term isn’t actually all that easy.
Houston-based vlogger, Heather, and her husband, Justin, knew all too well how difficult struggling with infertility can be.
The couple had been trying to get pregnant for exactly three years and six months when she began having strange dreams. The dreams involved visions of her mom holding a baby—and that’s when she decided to try a pregnancy test.
The test was positive and Heather was finally pregnant! In an emotional video, she announced her pregnancy and filled in viewers on her plan to tell her husband the news. It’s a plan she’d had in mind for three years, since they first began trying to conceive.
“I can’t believe I’m about to say this out loud, but I’m about to tell my husband I’m pregnant,” she said. “We weren’t expecting this.”
And considering the plan was to tell her husband there was a wasp in the house so he would come home from work to get rid of it, there’s no way he was expecting to hear this news!
Heather put their dogs in T-shirts she made that read “Big Brother” and “Big Sister,” and had her pregnancy tests ready for the big reveal. Now, all she had to do was wait for her husband to get home!
When he opened the door, the dogs came rushing to him. “What’s all this?” he said. His wife responded “Read their shirts.”
“Wait. Seriously,” he said. Heather had her positive pregnancy tests available to show him, and he truly couldn’t believe the news. “No way! Oh my god,” he said before giving his wife a big hug.
This couple’s infertility struggles had a very happy ending. Their son, Jackson, just recently turned one!
But it’s important to remember that this is an issue for so many families, and that’s why one mother posted a plea on Facebook asking you to think twice before asking a couple when they’re going to have kids.
You just never know what a couple may be going through, but once you get to hold your child (whether one you carried or one you adopted, a route that some parents will choose to follow), the struggle is all worth it.
Watch this couple’s pregnancy journey begin in the video below. And prepare for happy tears!