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August 14, 2014

BabyBaby #4 Announcement   It is all so very surreal!  Our little rainbow baby is actually on its way.  We could not be happier!  The boys are pretty excited too!!  And now that we have passed our 1st trimester and seen our sweet baby multiple times it is time to SHOUT the news from the rooftops. 🙂  I have never cried at an ultrasound before until this little one.  After all our loss there our baby was safe and sound in my uterus and the heart beating strong!  Hearing baby’s heart for the first time was the most perfect sound.  So magical!  The ultrasound photo above was our latest picture of baby. This journey has not been easy at all, which is why our 1st peek at baby brought me to tears.  When you think about adding to your family you never think about how hard it could be or that you might not be able to have any or anymore children.  Unfortunately it is something that is not really talked about.  Well, our journey started just over 2 years ago.  Before we started trying we decided to focus on getting healthy to hopefully decrease the chances of there being any complications.  Little did we know we would be facing secondary infertility regardless.  At that moment it was the worst diagnosis we could ever hear.  I mean how in the world could it be possible??  We have had 3 healthy children and yes a miscarriage before Braydon, but overall no issues with infertility.  So what did it mean in terms of us adding to our family?  Well, it meant it could take a very long time and possibly the need for interventions.  We knew that we wanted to do this on our own and if it was meant to be it would happen, but we listened to the options and left it there.  We did however try Clomid multiple times with no luck so we stopped.  Having 3 amazing children already we felt if our family was suppose to be bigger it would be.  After all God was in control.  One doctor even told us it was a crap shoot.  Basically we try long enough and we would get one that stuck. Nice right?!  Well after 4 miscarriages in less than 2 years we were really questioning adding a new addition.  So we decided to just let it be. Funny thing was once we weren’t stressing over everything, once we let my body heal and when we least expected it, we got the happy news. 🙂  And on a very special day too (my father in law’s birthday!).  So even though the last 2 years have been the longest 730 days (give or take a few days) we have ever experienced, it was how it was suppose to be.  It was all in God’s perfect timing. Now if I could just get over this morning (all day) sickness all would be great!  We are so thankful that so far baby is as perfect as could be!  Oh and we are expecting our little bundle somewhere near February 15, 2015!! <3 Here are some more of the amazing photos from our announcement photo shoot by the ever talented Katie McGihon!  Thank you so very much for these Katie!! We absolutely love them! <3 <3   BabyKeenAnnoune2 It is so crazy how much of a baby bump I already have.  My body clearly knows what to do after all our pregnancies. 🙂

Ann-Orange   P.S.  If you or someone your know has dealt with or is dealing with a miscarriage and need someone to talk to or to just listen, I am here!!  Losing a baby is so very hard.  Everyone should have someone who understands to be able to lean on.

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  1. Christina Montague says:

    Congratulations!!!!!! You look so cute baby bumping it

  2. Tracey Moss says:

    Aww congratulations to you both

  3. Rebecca Ramirez says:

    Congratulations Ann and Travis!! 😀

  4. Tricia Malchow says:

    Congrats!!!! So happy for you!!! 🙂

  5. Liz Maas Koch says:

    Congratulations!! Having gone through infertility and a miscarriage before having my twins and then Jenny, I know all too well the painful journey you experienced. I wish you and your family well! 🙂

  6. Melisa Draper says:

    Ann and Travis, I am SO happy for you guys! Congratulations!!!!

  7. Roxanne Hedman Hill says:

    Congrats to the whole Keen family! That is so special! Yay!!

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