Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Today has been kind of a blah day. So far so signs of infection and Gaines' heart beat sounded good. We had two sweet visitors, one a guy we didn't know before and an old friend of Beau's from home. We enjoy the visits it makes time go by faster...and when they bring gifts we love them even more. Just kidding...that sounds terrible. The first guest brought some books and magazines for us to read and (which Beau is loving by the way) and he brought me some oatmeal cream pies. I'm so thankful for stash had run out. And yes, I keep a stash. When Elizabeth came she brought our laundry. Beau sent it with her last night and she washed it for us. How awesome is that? It seems so small but you really have to humble yourself to ask someone to do your laundry. And its a huge thing when they do. We are so thankful to have people willing to do this sort of stuff for us.

As I said earlier, other than our two guests today has been a blah day. I feel like I'm in a little bit of a funk. Although I now have plenty to do, I haven't felt like doing much of it. I think this day 7 business has gotten me scared and all I want to do is curl up and lay here. I'm not letting me feel sorry for myself because I know this is partly a mental thing. I don't mean I can control it with my mind, I just think that keeping my spirits up helps.

Since I don't have much else to say today, I thought I'd fill you in on Gaines' name. Thomas is after my great, great grandfather on my dad's side. He's the dad of my Papa who I dearly loved and have so much admiration for. Just a good man that loved his wife and family. Gaines is after my sister (weather she knows it or not). My mother's maiden name is Gaines but it is my sister's middle name as well and that who we named Gaines after. I was telling Beau today that I think that is a good sign because my sister Abby is feisty to say the least. They told us going into this that a good sign from these babies was how much they fight the doctors when they are first born. If Gaines is anything like his namesake, I don't think that will be a problem at all.

I guess I better run. My dinner has been sitting here for almost an hour. It's crazy here, you eat breakfast and lunch late and then they want you to eat dinner at about 5. Please keep praying against infection and that I will be able to sense what my body is telling me. I'm so afraid I'll miss something that I should have told my doctors about that now I'm so hypersensitive about every little thing.

I also wanted to quickly mention how great Beau has been through all of this. He's been awesome. He's so good about getting me anything I ask for and having a good attitude about it. I'm sorry to say that I probably would have rung his neck by now if it had been the other way around. So strong, and reminding me to trust in God through all this. Sometimes its just his calm demeanor that keeps me at peace. I know that the peace comes from God but I think he's been using Beau and all of you supporting me as his little helpers.

Much Love and Keep Praying,



Rosie said...

Brittany and Beau,
I just today figured out how to send you a comment, been reading every day, but didn't know how to send. Anyway, we've been praying for you and Gaines and that God will give you the miracle we all know that only He can give. It's amazing just how many people around the world are praying for that. Just know that we will continue to pray and we hope to see all 3 of you very soon.
Rosie and Jeff

Cary said...

I have just read all of your blogs and feel like I know you. (I don't) I will pray for you, Gaines, and Beau (and sweet Reed). I know that God has a plan and is holding you all in his loving hands. I hope you have a good, restful night.

Cary Jenkins
Birmingham, Alabama

Wendy said...

Hi Brittany and Beau,
I found you guys through Angie Smith's blog and just wanted to say that I will pray for you in this time of waiting and uncertainty.

I know hospital life is a drag, I hope these days will pass quickly and without incident until Gaines can arrive safe and healthy. May God cover you with His grace and peace and may His hand of protection be on precious little Gaines. God bless you!

Sandra said...

Brittany and Beau,

Day 7 and Gaines is still chillin! I am glad that you are blogging so that we can see how God is working in your life. I was talking to a friend of mine in Montgomery today and she is going through a very rough time. It made me recall a similar time in my life and I can still remember the concern, feeling of loss and fear of the future. My father said "just trust that God will take care of you" and He did. I realized that God uses these unexpected advents in our lives to show Himself to us in mighty ways. When they happen we are forced to slow down we are many times living moment by moment waiting to see what the next moment holds. Because we are truly living moment by moment we are focused enough to see the everyday blessings. I know that this event was unexpected but I see everyday in your blogs and the comments left by others that He is showing Himself to you over and over again each day. I know that He loves you and that both you and Beau have a strong faith. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Rest well.

chornady said...


You are in my prayers daily. I pray that you will be able to avoid infection and find ways to pass the time. I had a similar situation with Jackson 4 years ago and spent 3 weeks in the hospital. I know the emotions and boredom that come from laying in bed all day every day. It is made easier by knowing each day you are there it is for Gaines benefit. I hope you and Beau continue to see miracles happen.