Friday, June 12, 2009

Big News!

One random Wednesday morning several weeks ago Ashley woke up with a full bladder and went to pee on a stick. She came into the bedroom without the stick. We waited for 2 minutes and went back together to see how it reacted to her urine. Still wiping sleep from my eyes, I looked down to see 2 lines, only I didn't know what that meant. I hurriedly asked Ashley, "What am I looking for?" She replied, simply, "We're pregnant." I held her and we prayed. It was a sweet moment.

A few weeks later we had the opportunity to tell her whole family while together celebrating Mother's Day. Our little niece woke up from her nap and Ashley went up to change her. Ashley changed her shirt into the one seen below. I carried Livy downstairs and waited for the family to react. It took some long seconds for everything to process, but they were VERY excited once they realized that Livy's little cousin was living in Ashley's uterus.
We waited to tell my family because my brother and sister-in-law, Natalie, were coming to visit from Denver, CO on Memorial Day Weekend. I had acquired a pocket video camera the day they got here. So, below you can see how it played out.

It was a good reaction.

Credits: Music - Phil Wickham, Editing assistance - Stephen Mann, Inspiration - Zack Mansfield


  1. Allison8:13 AM

    I can't wait to give you two a hug.

  2. YYEEEAAHHHHH! Congratulations to you both! It's amazing how one little smile or sound can make your day! Enjoy the rest of the year as 2, but get ready for a wonderful next year as 3 :) We love you!

  3. Jen Haridn12:50 PM

    I echo Allison...I can't wait to squeeze you all! Love you! Congratulations!!!

  4. Jen Hardin12:50 PM

    Apparently, I can't spell my own name I'm so excited....Jen Hardin :) lovely.

  5. that is AWESOME NEWS!! I was just talkin with BUZZ about how I bet y'all would have a baby soon! HUGE blessing! Can't wait to see who your kid is like!

    Miss you guys!

  6. love it! i've cried all 4 times that i've watched! you guys.

  7. This video is AMAZING - I love that Drew throws something at Ashley and Baby Hill when he hears the news! :) CONGRATS guys, we are so excited to be having babies together!!!

  8. Caroline Stake6:30 PM

    Wow!! I can't wait to meet this amazing child, as he/she has the coolest, sweetest parents!! Father, I ask you to bless this precious new life with perfect development. Bless Ashley with good health and cravings for the food You want her to eat! We plead the blood of Jesus between this baby and any generational issues that interfere with your perfect plan. Keep mommy and baby safe and filled with Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus' Name. Amen!!

  9. Anonymous11:11 PM

    AAAAhhhh!!! I'm teary just remembering that awesome feeling! I am so excited for you guys. You will be amazing parents, no doubt. Being a parent is the scariest, hardest, best thing you will ever do! -GHohen

  10. so awesome! congrats to you!

  11. Good news! 2 more brand new Hills added to the world in the span of a few months. Surely that's enough to cancel out the "Doug Factor", right? Excited for you both!

  12. Anonymous3:43 AM

    That was a FANTASTIC video! Congratulations to the both of you!!!! YOu are going to LOVE parenthood!!!!
    Serena Strain

  13. Kelly Doub11:30 PM

    Congrats Ashley! Emma Grace was born on Christmas Eve, so I know the wishing for December birth feeling. Good luck and God bless!