Brittany's contractions have slowed and eased. The doctors have taken her off the monitor. The contractions Brittany experienced this morning could be the early signs of her body letting us know that an infection is setting in. However, with no other definite signs of infection, the doctors are going to closely monitor the situation. They do not feel there is any reason to perform a c-section at this time. The doctors did check Brittany's white blood cell count this morning and it had risen to 12. While this is a increase from the 10.78 on Monday, the doctors are not overly concerned by this.
They are going to monitor Gaines' heart rate at 2:00 this afternoon (normally they only do this twice per day). If Gaines has an elevated heart rate, that would be another indicator of possible infection. The doctors are also going to measure Brittany's white blood cell count once per day rather than once per week.
The contractions Brittany experienced this morning could be nothing or it could be a sign of more to come. The peace and calm Brittany and I felt this morning are because of God's presence and your prayers. Only God knows what today holds for us. We continue to ask for your prayers...specifically for peace, comfort, a healthy Gaines and that His will be done.