Elise Estrada in video posted to YouTube.

Elise Estrada in video posted to YouTube.

Reincarnation, baby! Music-making B.C. couple celebrate ‘miracle’ pregnancy

‘I (said) to Adam, ‘I really think this is your brother reincarnated,’ Elise Estrada says

Do you believe in reincarnation? Elise Estrada and Adam Hurstfield sure do, after what happened to the couple over the summer.

Estrada, a Surrey-raised singer/actor, and music producer Hurtsfield have been trying to have a baby for close to five years. Estrada was told by a doctor that she needed to have a large fibroid removed before she could conceive, but her pregnancy test proved positive in July — a day after Hurstfield’s brother died in a Cancun hospital after a battle with cancer and COVID-19.

The timing is not lost on the music-making couple, who live in Vancouver.

“Isn’t it odd that we couldn’t get pregnant for years, then immediately after Bert passed away, the egg fertilized?” Hurstfield posted to Facebook this month. “Now this is some Jerry Springer sh*t because I am about to become my older brother’s Daddy! I have no doubt in my mind that this baby is Bert. I’m sure God spoke with Bert (and) when he found out that he could come back again as a Hurstfield, he stopped fighting.”

The story is told in an emotional 10-minute video posted to The H Family Vlogs, the couple’s YouTube channel. The clip also features Hurstfield’s son from an earlier relationship, Chance, a 13-year-old actor currently seen in the ABC drama A Million Little Things.

(Story continues below)

“We’re so excited,” Estrada said. “It was an emotional time and I wanted to capture and film it all.

“I was the one who said to Adam, ‘I really think this is your brother reincarnated.’ I really do. We feel it’s a miracle.”

The first three months of high-risk pregnancy were scary for the pair, because the baby’s heartbeat was faint and Estrada was bedridden.

Now, the baby’s heart is beating strongly and is progressing beautifully, the couple report, and they’re ready to spread the news.

The baby is due on April 1.

“I’m willing to bet that the baby will be born on March 28, which is my birthday and also the birthday of my brother’s son, which is another thing here,” Hurstfield said.

“I was on the fence about this kind of stuff, until now.”

Estrada, who graduated from Holy Cross Regional High School in Surrey, hit the pop charts with songs including “Insatiable,” “Unlove You” and “Lipstick” in the late-2000s. She performed at Surrey’s Canada Day party in 2011.

Now, with everything else going on in life, she has some new music due out soon.

“You know what, I’ve been focused on being a stage mom for Chance, really, so I’ve had songs ready to go for awhile, and with COVID, there’s no touring, so we’re going to release the music soon,” Estrada explained.

“Elise is very much a team player,” Hurstfield added, “and she always felt that this is Chance’s time right now, to help him, to take him to set, coach him, all of that. So I’ve been traveling the world producing pop stars in a bunch of countries, and so it would have been impossible for Elise and I both to be on the road at the same time, and Chance to be filming. So Elise kind of took the bullet and decided it was more important to let Chance have his moment.… Now is a perfect time to virtually promote the record instead of hitting the road. She’s been working on new music the whole time.”



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

BirthsMusic

Just Posted

The award-winning design honouring Cumberland Fire Rescue has been one of the ways the Cumberland Events Society has marked its usual May long weekend celebrations. It is also crowning a new May Queen this year. Photo supplied
Cumberland to crown new May Queen — finally

May long weekend organizers also honour fire department’s history

The CF Snowbirds in action. (Erin Haluschak photo)
Homecoming for B.C.-raised Snowbirds pilot training in the province

Capt. Arpit Mahajan flies Snowbird 2 in his first year as a solo pilot with the team

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is accepting homeownership applications for its next build. Photo supplied
Habitat for Humanity prepares for next build in Courtenay

A forever home for some, a step forward for others

The development permit application for the back of a property at 2522 Dunsmuir Ave has now been approved by council. Record file photo
Cumberland approves secondary home permit second time around

Mayor Leslie Baird said the applicant’s additional drawings provided more info for her

This house at 1514 Trumpeter Cres. is currently for sale, with a disclaimer that the property was used for a cannabis grow operation in the past. Photo by Record staff
Drug trafficking at Courtenay residence nets over $250K forfeiture

Ruling comes from a search warrant executed in 2016 on Trumpeter Crescent home

B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains in the B.C. legislature, May 13, 2019. (Hansard TV)
VIDEO: B.C. to provide 3 days of sick pay for COVID-19 absences

Province will support employers on cost, labour minister says

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The following is a list of restaurants offering take-out and patio dining. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
List of Comox Valley restaurants offering take-out, patio dining options

Restaurants in the Comox Valley continue to adapt to government-imposed restrictions in… Continue reading

The only access to 5th Street bridge heading east (toward Lewis Park) is via Anderton Avenue. Photo by Terry Farrell.
Single lane alternating traffic controls on Courtenay bridge now in effect

Single lane alternating traffic on the 5th Street Bridge is now in… Continue reading

A nurse asks screening questions at an immunization appointment in Nanaimo earlier this year. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)
Island Health appreciates nurses answering the call in challenging times

Health authority draws attention to National Nursing Week

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

What3words was first created in the U.K. in 2013 and is credited to saving the lives of outdoor enthusiasts around the world. (Contributed)
‘This is a life saving tool’: App helps paramedics find capsized canoeists near Revelstoke

What3words pinpoints the person’s phone location to a three-meter range

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, April 29, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 rate creeps up again, 600 new cases Wednesday

One more death, 423 people in hospital with virus

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham takes questions in the B.C. legislature in 2017. (Hansard TV)
UPDATE: B.C. will fund another year of fresh fruit, vegetables, milk in schools

John Horgan government working on school meal program

Most Read