Melissa Turk, 19, under a blanket in my dorm room in True House at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio on January 9, 2006.
Melissa Turk, 19, picks flowers on July 1, 2006 in Eastlake, Ohio.
(L-R) Childhood friends Elizabeth Violett, Melissa Turk, Jackie Miltner and Danielle Steadman (behind Jackie) eat ice cream together on the hood of a car in Eastlake, Ohio on July 4, 2006.
Five minutes after finding out she is pregnant the news sinks in for Melissa Turk, 19, as she sits on the floor of her dorm at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio on January 31, 2007.
Melissa and her mother Katie Turk get their first peek at an ultrasound of Melissa's unborn baby, in Cleveland, Ohio on March 19, 2007.
Overwhelmed by all of the recent changes, Melissa cries as we drive away from her parents on June 2, 2007 in Athens, Ohio. We moved across the country to Portland, Oregon for a summer, leading up to the birth of our first child.
Melissa says goodbye to her parents, Lee and Katie Turk, shortly before moving across the country to Portland, Oregon for the summer on June 18, 2007.
Melissa Eich takes a bath in Portland, Oregon on July 10, 2007. She is six months pregnant, and almost ready to deliver by the time we return to Ohio to resume our college classes.
Melissa watches over our daughter Madelyn as she warms up in an incubator shortly after her birth at O'Bleness Hospital in Athens, Ohio on October 3, 2007.
Melissa comforts Madelyn after her first childhood immunizations on December 6, 2007 in Athens, Ohio.
Madelyn Eich, 6 months, wears her food after dinnertime in Athens, Ohio on March 31, 2008.
Madelyn, 7 months, joins me while fishing with friends at Stroud's Run in Athens, Ohio on April 27, 2008.
Melissa and Madelyn in bed the morning of Saturday, June 7, 2008. Madelyn's forehead is bandaged from a wound she sustained while trying to stand.
Melissa and Madelyn at the annual Easter egg hunt in Guysville, Ohio on Saturday, April 11, 2009.
Melissa and Madelyn on the pier with her grandfather David Eich on the Fourth of July in Smithfield, Virginia on Saturday, July 4, 2009.
Hannah Eich braids her sister-in-law Melissa Eich's hair during a family vacation on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina on Monday, August 10, 2009.
Madelyn Avery Eich, 2, cries while lying on the floor on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 in her home in Norfolk, Virginia.
Melissa Eich, 22, and her daughter Madelyn Avery Eich, 2, hang laundry on the clothesline in their back yard in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday, April 18, 2010.
Melissa speaks with my grandfather's girlfriend, Anne Stultz, while standing in the kitchen of his home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on June 26, 2010.
Melissa and Madelyn take a bath together in the spring of 2010 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Madelyn gets measured at a doctor's visit in Suffolk, Virginia on July 11, 2010.
Madelyn reacts unfavorably to a food she was told she needed to eat before she could have dessert in Norfolk, Virginia on November 13, 2010.
Melissa Eich takes a few minutes to herself for a bath, while studying for an upcoming exam at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Melissa finished her graduate studies in speech pathology in 2011.
Madelyn watches closely while her great-grandfather Eugene Martin stands next to his girlfriend, Anne Stultz, at a celebration of his 89th birthday in the kitchen of his home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on September 24, 2011.
Madelyn dons a Darth Vader mask and engages in a sword fight during a birthday party for a friend in Portsmouth, Virginia on December 11, 2011.
Melissa takes a pregnancy test on January 1, 2012, and it comes back negative. A week later she takes another test while I am traveling, and it is positive. She calls to tell me the news.
Dr. Adkins listens to our baby's heartbeat at Lakeview Medical Center in Suffolk, Virginia on February 23, 2012.
Madelyn, 4, hides behind the curtain while Melissa stands by in the kitchen during an attempted portrait session to document the pregnancy on March 18, 2012.
Madelyn, age 4, on the beach during a family vacation on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina on July 10, 2012.
My immediate family, Hannah, David, Suzanne, Sarah and Peter Eich at the beach on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina during a family vacation on July 10, 2012.
Madelyn, 4, practices changing a baby doll's diaper in a class teaching skills for siblings expecting a family addition on August 15, 2012.
Melissa Eich, 25, prepares to give birth after going into labor on September 11, 2012 at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia.
Meira Ruby Eich is born on September 11, 2012 at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia.
Melissa Eich, 25, bonds with her newborn daughter, Meira Ruby Eich, on September 11, 2012 at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia.
Meira receives her newborn checkup at Lakeview Medical Center in Suffolk, Virginia on September 25, 2012 while Melissa looks on.
Melissa comforts Meira after she receives her first immunization shot at Lakeview Medical Center in Suffolk, Virginia on September 25, 2012.
Melissa Eich next to her daughters Meira and Madelyn in bed in the morning in Norfolk, Virginia on November 12, 2012.