I forgot to blog about how we told Curtis' family the amazing news - so I'll just post it now :) Curtis' family has definitely known about our infertility struggle and knew that Jamie had offered to try and carry our baby for us sometime in the future, but they didn't know any of the details. So we got to totally surprise them!
Curtis' brother is currently playing football for UNLV. We decided to go down to his game on October 13th and tell his brother and dad afterwards. His mom and sister couldn't make it, so we had to tell them over the phone. Kenny did SO good, but they ended up losing 42-37 in the last few minutes. After the game we all went to dinner at TGI Fridays. Curtis' dad - Herman - went to grab the check to pay for our meal, but Curtis stopped him and said we had a coupon. We handed him this:
He looked up at us with tears in his eyes. He was shocked! He just kept starring at the picture with tears streaming down his face. Then Curtis said, "Wait, I think we have another coupon." And handed him this:
At first I don't think he really got it. I think he thought we were handing him another picture of the one baby so I pointed and said, "A, B, and C." He looked up at us and said, "No way! Three?!" We all were bawling. Kenny was on his phone and was probably thinking - What the heck is going on? Why is everyone crying? He told his friend he had to call them back. Curtis said, "You're gonna be an uncle...TIMES THREE." He was so excited! :) Herman just kept starring at the pictures. He said, "Kim, you have no idea how often I pray for you guys. God is SO good!" Then he asked, "Wait, do you guys really have a coupon?" haha...
After dinner I emailed this video to Curtis' mom and sister:
We told them to call us right after they watch it. His mom - Cheryl - called us within a few minutes and was thrilled! She immediately asked how Jamie was feeling. She kept saying, "Make sure you tell Tyler and Jamie how thankful I am for everything they are doing. Wow, I can't believe I'm going to be a grandma!" His sister - Stephanie - called us later that night and couldn't even talk she was crying so hard. She said she'd call us back once she could gather her emotions. She text us and said she was ecstatic. She said we were going to make amazing parents. She also asked about Jamie and said there aren't enough words to describe Jamie and what she is doing for us. She was SO excited to be an aunt!! :)
All of their reactions were priceless! They were all SO positive and SO excited. Sometimes you don't get the reaction you are hoping for, but they exceeded our expectations! We can't wait for these three babies to join our family!!