Four years, three miscarriages, and 1,616 shots. That is what it took for Patricia and Kimberly O’Neill to finally welcome their baby girl into the world.

The Arizona couple saved every single IVF syringe they used, and have found a beautiful way to show just how much they went through, shares Daily Mail.

Each needle was used to create a massive heart. And lying right there in the center of it was baby London.

The gorgeous photo, snapped by Samantha Packer of Packer Family Photography, has since been shared on Facebook more than 60,000 times.

Theirs is an incredible story of hope, heartache, and happiness.

A year after they met in 2013, Patricia and Kimberly knew they wanted to grow their blended family.

The Glendale couple, who each have a child from a previous relationship, weren’t too stressed about the process at first.

‘We assumed it would be pretty easy,’ they told DailyMail.com.

‘We would pick a donor, go to a doctor, and in nine months we would have our baby!’

‘We were completely wrong.’

The couple first began with Intrauterine Insemination, or IUI, a cheaper and less invasive process than IVF in which sperm is placed inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization.

After the first two rounds of IUI failed, they knew they needed to get more aggressive.

The couple suffered ups and downs for years before finally, on August 3, 2018, little London made her grand entrance into the world. Read their full story here.

‘Seeing her little face and hearing her cry was the best feeling in the world,’ Kimberly said.

Their hearts full, the couple knew from the beginning they wanted to take a special picture with all the syringes they used before London was born.

The photo has since gone viral and received thousands of comments, many from fellow mothers who have gone through IVF.

Such an emotional journey.

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Image via FB Packer Family Photography

  • Beautiful story thank you for sharing this emotional life story . It makes you be great full for what we have or don’t have. Life is a blessing.


  • Ouch!! so many needles!!! Finally it was worthwhile the pain and struggle. They have their beautiful bundle of joy.


  • Wow, I never ever considered keeping the injections. I hate needles and having to be injected so often was something I did not need to be reminded of. Funny, when I looked at the photo all I saw was the beautiful bub in the middle, so I’ll keep focusing on that.


  • What an inspirational photo.Wow, so many injections. Hard to even imagine that many. It seems so unfair that some people have it easy to have a baby and yet there are others who struggle. Makes their little bundles a bit more special to them I suppose.


  • what an amazing photo. Such a strong message for all the mum’s to be who are going through the same struggle. London is a little ray of hope to everyone else that it can happen.


  • I also passed through IUI and in vitrio. I understand how painful the all process is. And I think this mum created a very powerful picture!! Love it!! :-)


  • wow! I am glad they got their dream come true baby!!


  • So please they achieved their dream finally!


  • This is beautiful. Very emotional.


  • So many needles, they went through a lot !! Glad their dream came true.


  • I can guess which photo will be the biggest at London’s 21st birthday.


  • Saw this photo awhile ago.
    So happy this couple/family have finally got their own little miracle baby. They deserve her and all the happiness in the world.


  • Very emotional but a real feel good story with the happy ending.


  • It’s a lovely photo and good luck to the Packer family, she is worth all of it!


  • Such a beautiful photo with so much meaning behind it!


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