Friday, April 24, 2009

Earthshaking Robbins Family Announcement


I will never forget when David Liggitt, past K2 men's Director announced that he was having a baby at FUAGNEM one summer morning. Immediately the guys start chanting, "Name him Thor, Name him Thor, Name him Thor". David responded, "What if it's a girl?" Of coarse the guys responded, "Name her Thor, Name her Thor, Name her Thor". Oh man, I am laughing out load as I relive the experience. Well brethren, the chants will be hearty because that shrimp shaped creature pictured above is my future son or daughter?!?!? Wow.

Ashley dropped this little bomb on me about a month ago. We had been trying for a short time and she totally caught me off guard with the announcement. Normally, as many of you know, I am a pretty emotional guy (now I can still skin a squirell with my eyes closed mind you) yet I didn't really know how to deal with the announcement. She looked up at me with these puppy dog eyes welled up with tears and says, "I think I am pregnant". To which I responded, (in a Brian Reagen dumbfounded voice, "Ok". Well, yesterday we had our first ultrasound and heard the little monster's heartbeat-171 beats/minute. The emotions finally came. I can't explain how excited I was. My heart swelled up and my heartbeat quickened to match the speed of our young fetus. Amazing. The nurse explained that the heartbeat begins just days after conception. This gave a whole new meaning to a "child not a choice".

God is knitting together a little grappler in my wife's womb and I am one excited Daddy. I absolutely can't wait. Our due date is the end of November. I look forward to sharing our little one with you.


  1. SHAY! That is wonderful news! So happy for you. Life just got better for you. If I were a betting girl, I'd say that's a girl baby's heart beat.

  2. Congrats! Congrats! May the quiver begin to be filled :)

  3. We are SOOO excited for both you and the little guy/gal. He/She is one blessed dude/dudette!! One thing for certain... the little one growing within Ashley is one beautiful baby!!

    The Starkeys

  4. Congrats Shay! This is a wonderful news.

    Hope your wife is doing good and you're taking lots of care of her.

    - Zaira

    Please do visit our blog as well whenever you have the time. Thanks.

  5. Diana and Larry Muhs - Across the LakeJuly 7, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Wow! That is so EXCITING! CONGRATULATIONS Ashley and Shay!!!!!!!!!
    Diana and Larry Muhs and Family (Zach Barcliff - who will be there at K-2 for a much needed 28 days of K-2, Jessica Muhs - who Ashley gave such a start in life at such a dark time of her life, Justin Brant - you would not believe tall he is now and Jenny Brant - who went to Branson K-1). You all have been wonderful and such a part of our lives; especially the children of tomorrow!
    You are both the coolest parents and most wonderful couple in the world! When you GIVE so much, you recieve at least 2 fold!