Talk about a sweet Valentines surprise!
Kayla Flockhart Green and Kenny Green knew that they wanted a family.
"After about a year and a half of being married, we decided to start trying," Kayla told Love What Matters. "I was still in school but promised myself that no matter what I would finish my degree. After trying for several months and nothing happening, I decided to go to an OB-GYN and get myself checked out just to ensure everything was OK."
Unfortunately, Kayla was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of infertility in many women.
With the help on fertilely treatments, they fell pregnant.
"We were ecstatic! We FaceTimed our families and told some of our closest friends and were just over the moon about this news. My mom sent gifts, friends sent gifts, and in a matter of days all that excitement was gone."
Unfortunately, it was a miscarriage.
"It was heartbreaking in every way. I can’t explain the emotions I felt that day and the emotions I still feel to this day thinking of the loss of my sweet baby. There is literally no way to describe that kind of pain and unless you’ve been through it yourself, you really just don’t have a clue."
After another of trying and failing, Kayla was ready to give up.
"I felt like I wasn't getting anywhere, so I just quit taking my medicine all together and put it on the back burner. I was discouraged."
She started to see pregnancy bumps wherever she went. Feeling very down, her husband encouraged her to try one more time.
"After a year of different medicines, a million tests, getting stuck every week, ultrasounds, driving an hour there and an hour back two to three times a week, leaving the house at 5 a.m. so I could make it there in time to get back to work without having to make up time or take sick days, and one failed attempt, we finally got some good news."
Kenny was with her every step of the way:
"Kenny went with me to every appointment and was there for me constantly for any support I needed. It meant more to me than he will ever know."
Eventually, they got the news they'd been hoping and praying for- they were pregnant!
Going for the six week ultrasound, they were nervous, until they saw three little surprises:
"We were nervous but more excited than anything. I remember laying there scared to death just ready to see a baby. Well let me just tell you… I did not just see a baby. Didn't just see two babies. Not even three. But we saw four babies on that screen. Yes four!"
A baby for every year of infertility.
Delighted with the news, they even posed for an adorable Valentines pregnancy shoot!
"I wouldn't wish infertility on my worst enemy… but when you have a support system like ours, it makes it easier. I want to say to any woman out there who has experienced a miscarriage or infertility, please don’t lose hope. I know it’s hard and I know we may not end up with the same story, but I know our God is the same. Keep your head up, even when it feels like everything is coming against you."