Lindsey Brown was devastated when she suffered a miscarriage in February 2017.
The heartbroken 24-year-old and her First Lieutenant husband Ben Brown feared they wouldn’t be able to conceive for a long time.
Ben was due to be deployed to the Middle East for up to a year.
But miraculously, Lindsay found out they were expecting a baby weeks before he was due to be shipped out to Afghanistan.
Touching photos taken in August 2017 capture the beautiful moment Lindsey revealed the news to Ben.
The mom-to-be from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, discovered she was pregnant just two days before the photo shoot.
She had arranged the photoshoot beforehand so she could have some special snaps before her husband went on assignment.
Lindsey said, ‘When we found out Ben was getting deployed, we didn’t think we would have a chance to try again before he left.’
‘He was going to Afghanistan for nine months to a year.’
‘I thought our plan to have kids was going to be put on hold.’
‘Before he left I decided it would be nice to get some pictures taken of us together, but a few days before the shoot I took a test and I found out I was pregnant.’
‘I emailed the photographer and I decided it would be really sweet to capture the moment I told him.’
‘We went up to Beach Lake and took some of the usual photos. We were living in Alaska because Ben was stationed at the base in Fort Richardson.’
‘The photographer, Melissa, she does this sometimes with couples, she gave us both little white boards and asked us to write three things we love about each other, but on mine I just wrote: ‘We’re having a baby.’
‘Ben really had no idea. It was awesome to see his reaction and to have those pictures forever.’
Lindsey is now seven months pregnant with the couple’s first child, a baby girl due in April.
The military wife has moved from Eagle River, Alaska, where Ben had been based to her hometown of Pittsburgh for the duration of her pregnancy.
She admits it has been tough having her husband away during her pregnancy, but Ben has been kept up to date through video chat.
‘It’s hard to be away from each other, but video chat has helped a lot.’
‘I’ve had sonograms and Ben’s been able to be there. For example, he was on the line when we found out I was having a girl.’
‘We’re hoping he will be home about two weeks before my due date. It seems really promising.’
‘But while he’s been away, I’ve had such great support from my family.’