Six months after their 34-hour-old conjoined twins died, Robin and Michael Hamby of Ladonia, Ala., are expecting again.
But it's too soon to know whether Robin is pregnant with another set of twins.
In a post Monday night on Facebook, Michael and Robin announced they are expecting again.
"We've got great news," Michael said. "The Lord has blessed us. We found out we're pregnant, and we're so excited we wanted to tell y'all."
Robin is 4½ weeks pregnant, Michael said. They learned Robin was carrying conjoined twins during the eighth week of her pregnancy last year.
"It's a little early. It's earlier than most people would like to announce everything," Robin said, then pointed to Michael and continued, "but he can't hold water. It would not stay in very long. The world would know someway somehow. Michael would tell everybody."
Michael added, "We go maybe next week to find out about the baby - or babies."
Robin emphasized "baby."
"We don't know," Michael said. "Like she said, it's early in the game, but we're excited and we just wanted to tell y'all. Love y'all."
The Hambys captivated the Chattahoochee Valley, and their mission gained national and international attention, as they defied medical advice to bring their sons into the world. From originally sharing their story with the Ledger-Enquirer in September, through updates on the rare pregnancy, to the delivery of Asa and Eli the morning of Dec. 4, their death the following afternoon and their memorial service six days later, Robin and Michael wanted their journey to be a ministry and inspire others to model their faith.
Now, their faith has emboldened them to be motivated by their hopes instead of their fears.
"The doctors told us we could start trying again in early summer, and - lo and behold - it happened," Michael told the Ledger-Enquirer in an interview Wednesday. "There's a scare that runs down the back of your mind. It's possible we could go through another Eli and Asa. I asked Robin if she was ready for that, and she said not really, but we'll do what we've got to do."
Robin wasn't reached for comment.
"I asked the Lord would He bless us again, and He did," Michael said. "Our faith has gotten even stronger."
Robin has returned to her nursing job at Parkwood Health Care in Phenix City, and Michael still works as a technician for the Columbus Water Works. Their daughter, Selah, is 2 now and "just starting to understand that she has two brothers in Heaven," Michael said. " I put the pictures of the boys up in our living room a couple weeks ago, and shortly after, we're pregnant again."
Selah also processing the news that another sibling is on the way. The announcement video on Facebook shows her stomping out of the room after her parents broke the news that she will have to give up her crib.