"We met them at the door and told them that we had been out Christmas shopping and got them a gift to share...and it was under the tree," said the mother of 4.
For most couples experiencing parenthood is their ultimate goal. One of those couples was Courtney and Steve Solstad. They were happily married for two years until they started trying to have a family. they could feel something wasn't right. Eventually, the pair sought medical advice and decided to give fertility treatments a try. They were thrilled to discover they were expecting their first baby a few years later. Unfortunately, even after conceiving the child, the couple went through a miscarriage.
But the couple did not lose hope. They decided to opt for adoption as a means while giving IVF a try. By god's grace Ivf worked for the couple and things were in the couple's favor. Courtney got pregnant and gave birth to a healthy daughter, Chloe. "Eventually, things changed for the best when Courtney received an unexpected phone call one Thursday afternoon in December 2015," she told CBS.
The couple then decided to expand their family, and after a few years, they welcomed two more daughters. While living their dream life the family realized how they turned down the adoption option after they were able to conceive. so after moving to Dallas, Texas, they became much more resolute in their decision to expand their family. With Steve doing well in his new job, it was only a matter of time before they started the documentation process in September 2015. All along, the Solstads had their three girls onboard, who were delighted with the prospect of welcoming another sibling.
A few days before Christmas the couple was able to get the documentation completed and welcomed another baby boy to the family. But the mother of three was confused as to how to tell her girls about the baby. Which suddenly reminded her that one of the girl's Christmas wishes was to have another sibling. After discussing it with her husband the parents decided to keep the kid under the Christmas tree as a gift to their daughters.
"The girls knew nothing about Nathan until this. We met them at the door and told them that we had been out Christmas shopping and got them a gift to share...and it was under the tree," Solstad wrote on Facebook with the hashtag "#Solstad6."
In the video, which has since been removed from social media, the girls' hands fly to their mouths as they walk up to the tree and spotted Nathan sleeping blissfully underneath it. One of the girls begins to cry as another jumps up and down with joy. "I'm going to wet my pants," one of the girls says. "Don't do that," her mother is heard saying, laughing.
The video got circulated over the web gaining the views it deserved then the family appeared to remove it from both Facebook and YouTube. Solstad's Facebook page has also been made more private.
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