Chris & Ashley
The first time we heard that Ashley was pregnant was by accident. My husband, JJ, and I were out in San Diego over the summer and Chris and Ashley met up with us for drinks. Our server comes to get our order and asked Ashley if she wanted anything, which she responded saying she only wanted water. JJ immediately calls her out asking why she was not drinking. He kept trying to persuade them to take an Uber back home, to which she informed us that she couldn't because she was pregnant! Probably not the way that they wanted to tell anyone, but we kept it a secret.
Fast forward to just a few weeks ago, we traveled out there again, but this time to shoot their maternity photos. We spent the whole weekend with them and had an opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo. Before entering, we noticed a crowd of people and there was an older gentleman laying on the ground. He was unconscious and someone was trying to resuscitate him. Ashley, a physician assistant, sees this and immediately jumps in to help. She begins performing mouth-to-mouth while another was giving chest compressions. I have never witnessed anything like this before, I was terrified. But, Ashley was incredibly calm the entire time, she did not skip a beat, it was amazing especially since she is 8 months pregnant. Eventually, the ambulance came and took over, it was hard to try to think about enjoying the zoo after that. But, that's another day in the life for Ashley.
JJ and I are so grateful to have friends like Chris and Ashley. We have witnessed one another getting married, partied like animals together, and now welcoming their first baby. We're so thankful and fortunate enough to be the ones to document such a big moment. Congrats you two, we can't wait to meet baby J!