Megan and Brett have been trying to get pregnant for over three years. It has been so hard being the older sister that can’t fix it, but it has been such an honor to get to walk through this (surgery, procedures, disappointments, excitement) with my sister. Megan and Brett have never once complained, asked,”why me?”, had any kind of self-pity moment, or been anything less than excited when I (or anyone else for that matter) announced a pregnancy. Honestly, I absolutely dreaded telling them when we found out I was pregnant with Sam, so I went to them first. They both instantly smiled and were truly excited for my family. She had surgery the day before my due date. Kate and Preston were both born a day before their due date. I had my praying circle praying I wouldn’t go into labor while Megan was in the hospital or recuperating so she could have my family’s help and be able to rest. We all prayed a little too hard on that one (thankyou 7 bonus pregnant days!) They have walked through this unwanted road of infertility with such positive attitudes. Then again, that is just who they are. I don't know why I would think they would do this any differently! I know they have moments of extreme sadness, but they have not let that define who they are. They are having IVF this summer, and we are all so very excited for them!
Their wonderful friends organized a dinner in support of baby BooHeinie! We were blown away by the people that showed up, donated, and are praying constantly for this sweet baby. We had people from every aspect of all of our lives represented. I stood at the door handing out tickets, so I got to see each and every face as they walked in and tell them thanks. I don’t think they know what it means to all of us for them to be there. The dinner was on Wednesday of the last week of March, and we had a wonderful time too! This room was full shortly after I took this pic! FULL! Brett’s sister, Mom, my mom, Aunt Kelly Taking money Jake, Uncle Bucky, and Dad I had the genius idea of making these spaghetti and meatball cupcakes. Couldnt be too hard right? Grammy was still in town, but she had to go to a funeral that day in Tupelo. I made the cupcakes on Tuesday, and then headed to my mom’s to decorate them on Wednesday with three kids in tow. She has a fancy cupcake decorator from Pampered Chef. I borrowed it before Kate’s 1st bday, and it was broken when I took it out of the box. A little stressful the day of a cupcake party! Grammy and I stood there and iced all the cupcakes by hand that day! So, I replaced my moms decorator. I got to her house and I couldnt find the connector piece. Finally found it in the back of a drawer. Then the dang thang would not screw together. We loaded up and ran to Bed, bath, and beyond and purchased a third decorator. It was not the nice, easy one, and let’s just say my hands might still be cramping from these cupcakes. Daddy doc and Granny T Travis and Lizzy Brett, Jeremy, Joey Twins! The Greenes and Snyders Nana,Robert, and Ashlee These girls and their kindergarten teacher! Family! Jake and I doing what we love-counting money and eating. We were so excited!! These three put on a show while we were counting and recounting and paying the bill! They made $8000 towards their IVF! I cannot even believe it!!! Everyone was so generous with their time and money. SO so so generous! Brett is really fun to do for because he is so appreciative. He kept saying, “Are you sure? I cant believe it! Are you sure?!” I got nervous I counted wrong and had Megan text me the total when they got home. Thankfully, I wasnt! We were all just blown away!
I love this little sister so very much. I cannot wait to watch her become a Mama. I also cant wait to pay her back for all the babysitting hours her and Uncle Bretty have put in!