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Va. Couple in Viral Baby Announcement Welcomes Newborn Son 16 Weeks Early

Arkell & Dana’s Baby Bun via Facebook 
Arkell & Dana’s Baby Bun via Facebook 

The Virginia couple whose baby announcement went viral after the wife surprised her husband after 17 years of trying have welcomed their son into the world 17 weeks early following complications, WRIC reports.


Dana Griffin-Graves deliverered her baby boy, named Kaleb Arkell, on Tuesday at 24 weeks and one day.

In a Facebook post to Arkell & Dana's Baby Bun, the couple announced that Griffin-Graves was in critical care and that now they are "believing in God" as baby Kaleb was scheduled to be delivered. Hours later, they announced the baby's name and its meaning as Facebook posters wished them well. 


Earlier this month, a YouTube baby announcement by Griffin-Graves went viral after she recorded her husband, Arkell Graves, crying at the news of her pregnancy. The excited mother-to-be put the baby's ultrasound photos next to a package of buns in the oven and got her husband to find them. The couple had been trying to have children for 17 years and had dealt with several miscarriages and a stillborn baby. 

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

Read more at WRIC

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