Monday, April 6, 2009


I know that sounds random but Beau just referred to me as bedridden and I didn't really appreciate it. I'm on bed rest...I could still function if it wasn't better for me and Gaines to rest. I think Beau has actually taken to bed rest himself today. He's spent the better part of the afternoon wrapped up in a pink and purple quilt (which we are graciously borrowing from some friends up here) laid out on his chair. He's currently sipping on his ginger ale and eating animal crackers. I just think its funny. He kind of looks like a little old lady. His shirt even matches his quilt. It's too funny.

Sorry for that...I'm easily amused these days. So far we've had another good day. Gaines and I are still together thankfully. No big medical news to report. His heart rate looked good this morning and I still have no signs of infection. Tomorrow is 27 weeks. Another milestone. We are so thankful. I am getting so close to that 28 week mark but I'm afraid to look too far ahead to it. I know that things could change any minute so I try and just be thankful for what God has given us thus far.

In other news, I look more pregnant today. When my water first broke my stomach got fairly flat. It was pretty sad for someone supposed to be 24 weeks pregnant. Last week I thought I was starting to look a little more pregnant again. I asked Beau what he thought but he didn't think it was in his best interest to answer the question. I was actually hoping he'd agree with me. Later that night one of my nurses noticed. It made me happy. I don't know...I feel like it means he's growing or something. Another nurse last night made a similar comment. She was my very first nurse so I was glad she noticed as well. I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror today and I thought I looked even more pregnant than last week. Just thought you'd like to know.

Speaking of getting bigger, Beau supported some cause this morning and bought us some Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Now I know I have more food than I can eat in this room right now but I just didn't know when I'll have the chance for Krispy Kremes again. Long story short, I've had three today...and I'm not going to feel bad if I have another there. I figure as long as I'm eating meals too, they count as dessert. I might even see if Beau will heat it up for me.

I guess that's about it for now. We just heard that Reed made it home safely. Thank you for all of your safe travel prayers for him. Keep them up. Tomorrow he goes from Birmingham to Andalusia (about a 3 hour drive) and he hits the road again this weekend headed up here. We still need your prayers here too. Gaines and I have not made it this far without them. I am constantly begging God for at least 28 weeks. Hopefully He and I can renegotiate once I get that far. The closer I get to 28, the better and better 30, 31, 32,33 and 34 look. I'm kidding about the negotiating of course, but wouldn't that be awesome? Please pray for no infection and a baby that stays happy where he is.

Oh, I'm pretty sure he had the hiccups yesterday so maybe that means he's growing. I think I have another ultrasound on Thursday. Please pray for a good report on that, if I actually have one. They do them every 3 weeks because apparently, the results wouldn't change my treatment...of just laying around.

Thanks for all of your prayers and support. They are doing more than you know.



Spencer Mann said...


I'm so glad to hear that you are still just sitting there bored in the hospital. I've been keeping up with this everyday and a lot of people are praying for you! Definitely heat up the Krispy Kremes!

Beth said...

I can not believe Spencer Mann beat me to the post. I thought I would be the first one. We are looking forward to having Reed in Andalusia again. I will help with GRANNY Babs! Stay put and keep eating the day maybe a long time from now will have to "work" off the extra pounds!
Aunt Beth

Diana said...

Hi guys! You don't know me or my family, but we live in Colorado and are praying for you guys. We have a healthy 4 month old now after having a difficult pregnancy. God is good and we believe that little Gaines is in His hands. We are praying everyday that you make it as long as possible. I am also praying for strength for you and Reed as you are separated. I can't imagine what it must feel like to be separated from him in the midst of all of this. Lots of love- the Skinner Family

my3sons said...

I'm laughing at the first part! I think you and your hubby are doing pretty well to be stuck in the same room together for such a long time! I think me and my hubby would have killed eachother by now:) I'm sure it isn't easy; but sounds like you are trying to entertain yourself.
I say eat all the krispy kremes you want! Yum. We don't have them here, so I would probably pig out on them while I could.
I'm glad to hear you are hanging on. It would be great for you to be "bed ridden" for a while longer! Makes you feel old doesn't it? I think "bed rest" sounds better to me too! Katie

Anonymous said...


I've posted before but I don't have a blog. I'm praying for you and I've been checking in each day.

Take care.


our family said...

Congratulations on 27 weeks. I have been reading your blog for about a week now and was in DC with my family this weekend. I am 30 weeks pregnant (today) and with all of the walking and pain I was feeling I couldn't help but think of you and also pray that I didn't end up meeting you at the same hospital. Looks like we just missed Reed at the zoo. (We took my two girls Rose 4 and Pearl 2 on Friday afternoon.) He is adorable. praying for him as he adjusts to not being with Mommy and daddy for awhile. Praying your other little guy continues to stay put for a few more weeks.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA

B Saunders said...

Hi Beau and Brittany,I saw Golson in the grocery store last night and we talked about wonderful it is to be able to see your updates each day. So many of the MA teachers are following your progress and are praying for all of you. Take care of each other. Betty Saunders

Sarah said...

Praying for 34 weeks. :)

Looks like Reed had a wonderful time up here. If Beau is thinking about taking him to an Easter Egg hunt next weekend, our church is doing a few: The one at Quincy Park is a short metro ride away. We'll be out of town so won't be able to make it though.

Hang in there! I want to come visit again but work (at the hospital across town, not GW) has been insane lately. I'm praying that you'll still be the patient, rather than Gaines, when I start back up at GW again at the beginning of May. :)

Heidi said...

I will keep you in my prayers for each milestone. For now it will be that you get to 28 weeks. I remember all to well what you are going through.

Lori said...

I got those prayers under control you keep Gains under control and we can be

Marva said...

Hi! You do not know me either. I came from Kelly Stamps blog. We had premmie twin boys born in Birmingham (we live in Cleveland, AL) 3 years ago.

I just wanted to let you know that you have another prayer warrior on your side! Hang in there and remember Phil. 4:13! You can doall things through HIM!


prayerful1 said...

Please kindly take the time to pray for this single young Christian mother who is facing a very painful and difficult medical decision for her unborn daughter. We have been praying for you and your Gaines. Also wanted to know why the docs won't allow you to go beyond 34 wks if hes still staying put? God bless you and that baby boy!

Penni said...

Still praying like crazy at home for you! You enjoy those Krispy Kremes. Eat all you want! Just think of them packing the weight on that little one! Hugs and many, many prayers!

Jackson, Penni, & the Wallace Boys

Stephanie said...

So happy that Reed made it home safely..praying for safe travels for him in these next few weeks!

Yay for 27 weeks!!!! Awesome news. Constantly keeping your family in my prayers.

Kelly said...

So happy that belly is looking bigger! That is a good sign :) You sound more positive and upbeat today. Good to see! Hang in there baby Gaines. We are praying for ya'll in Montgomery. John and Kelly

luluwestbrook said...

Hey Brittany! I had 2 Krispy Kreme doughnuts today too! Yummy! The boys really enjoyed them! So glad to hear everything is going well. We are continuing to pray every day. Isn't it funny that we live week to week when we're pregnant? Stephanie is having a boy too. Look out nursery, the boys are gonna rule! Miss ya!
Love, Lulu and the boys

Kelli said...

Brittany, glad to hear that you and Gaines are hanging in there. And I hear ya about those donuts...have another one for me, girlfriend!

Blessings from Mobile County,


Amanda said...

I think you deserve as many Krispy Kreme's as you would like! :)