Tuesday, April 21, 2009

29 Weeks-Afternoon Edition

I don't have much of an update this afternoon. Things here are still going well. Gaines is staying put and I still don't have any signs of infection. I know Beau explained the WBC count this morning. That explanation from the doctor last night made me feel much better. I must have freaked out about it a little more than I realized because I've had three nurses and three doctors come in here to talk to me about it. I really didn't mean to cause such a stink over it but all of their reassurances has made me feel a lot better about it. Really, I was already over it before the first doctor ever came in last night, but that's ok.

We had a visitor from Montgomery today. Someone I work with was up here for other reasons and came by. That was a nice distraction for a while. I feel like we talk any visitors we get to death. Other than ourselves and our poor nurses and doctors we don't have anyone but each other to talk to. Our favorite attending just came in a few minutes ago. I let her off easy this time, but last time I asked about her vacation, her education and basically her whole life.

The days here are getting longer but I'm thankful for every one of them. I know that we are in such a better place now than we were five weeks ago. If we make it to 34 weeks we are now halfway there. Tomorrow it will be all downhill. It could be sooner but in no more than 5 weeks, Gaines will be here and phase two of this adventure will start.

One more thing and I'll go. I found out that little boys have a harder time and take longer to get out of the NICU than little girls do. I'd pretty much known that all along but a nurse finally confirmed it for me yesterday. We were talking about something related and I just asked her. She hesitated before she answered but I appreciate her honesty. Knowing that will help me from getting discouraged if things take a little longer. Please keep praying for a healthy Gaines.

Ok...that's it for now. Hope you all have a great afternoon.



Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Stop by my blog and read about Baby Jack... the nurses told us the same thing....about boys.....

I am laughing now as I think about what they really told us...I will email that to you if your email is on your blog.. Praying for you each day....to make it one more day...


Devon said...

yes, very true about boys BUT my little girl...took her SIX weeks to figure out how to take a bottle!

so...it's not just little boys...its just stubborn little babies! *wink*

congrats on making it this far!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making it to 29 weeks. I have been reading your blog everyday and have been praying for your little family.

I can imagine it gets boring. I was in the hospital for only a week once and about went crazy. :) I am glad you are able to keep your spirits high everyday.

A Mom said...

SO glad you are doing well. Wondering - is Beau on leave from his job, or is he working from DC?

jensoup said...

They told us the same thing about boys-infact although we had 8 ultrasounds and new he was a boy they kept commenting that they hoped he was a girl b/c at 27 weeks boys dont do well...well ha! He went home 4 weeks before his due date ,was intubated for less than 24 hours and his apgar scores were 6 and 7! Docs know a lot-but not everything....its all in Gods hands-he'll do great!

Aunt Sherry said...

Hey Brittany & Beau,

Reed was so much fun yesterday. He is soooo good. We played and watched TV and walked and he ran around and around! He took a 2 hr. nap (1-3) I think I'm supposed to get to keep him again next Monday, so I guess I passed the test! Meredith posted pictures on her face book stuff cause she could not get them to go through. She may have already e-mailed you this, but check her out. I want to send you a chocolate pie, but I don't think it will travel well. Is there anything you want or need that I can send? I love you all and can't wait to see you.

Love, Aunt Sherry

untilkara said...

hi.. i have been following your blog since the beginning. We are pulling for you out in california. Kara was a NICU baby as well. thinking of you.
best, michelle untilkara.com

the*4*of*us said...

The boys and girls thing might be true, but oh my--you have such a fighter that i'm sure Gaines will be out of NICU in no time!
Praying for you today.

The Ellis Family said...

Brit - The boys vs girls thing is just from statistics. If you look at the NICU that way, then think about Kat. With her tiny start, they were very concerned and look how she proved them wrong! Gaines will prove that he is a very tough cookie and once he joins the NICU, we'll pray for quick accomplishments that will deliver him back home! We'll tackle one prayer at a time!

Love you guys! Kelly