Friday, April 24, 2009

Prayers are needed again

It is wierd to be writing this knowing that by the time most of you read it I will be a father for the second time.

Brittany began experiencing contractions again last night around 5:00 PM. They continued through the night intensifying and becoming more frequent. The doctors did everything they could to possibly slow down the contractions; however, at around 4:00 AM they decided to move her into a delivery room because she was already 3 centimeters dilated. Gaines will be born today, April 24th.

Praise God that Brittany held on to Gaines for 37 days after her water broke. She was admitted at 24 weeks 1 day and will give birth at 29 weeks 3 days.

Please pray for a healthy and safe delivery for Gaines and Brittany. The second part of this journey is about to begin.

Beau

53 comments:

Stacy Brown said...

Praying in Iowa. I just got home from my shift at the Family Birth Center and always check for any updates. Praise the Lord for making it this far. I am praying for a safe delivery for the little guy, mom and dad!

Jessica K. said...

I have never stopped reading your blog and praying, I just never commented! I hope the delivery went well and that mommy and baby are doing fine. I am praying for some strong lungs and a strong little body! I am praying for a good recovery for the new mommy and for so many other things. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. I know His guarding arms are wrapped around you and He will give you all the strength you need!
Much love from Germany!

Jessi

waikikimum said...

Brittany and Beau, I have been following your blog from here in Western Australia and praying that you will all be ok. Good luck today-you have a beautiful family.
Kathy xx

the rye family said...

praying in michigan!

Andie said...

Thinking about and praying for you today. What a miracle she made it this far. More miracles to come I know.

Brigitte said...

I love reading your blog & look forward to all the new entries on a daily basis! Your family is in my prayers today especially for the amazing birth of Gaines!! God Bless you all!

King J's Queen said...

I'm praying for you all today, as I have since I first read your story. I am thankful for every day that has passed with baby Gaines safely growing inside his Mama! I am praying that Gaines' little body is ready to face the world with the help of his NICU team.

I hope you will be able to post an update and pictures later today. Can't wait to see this little miracle baby!!

dylonhoustonlaetonreid said...

We are thinking and praying for you guys and especially Gaines!! Be strong little man!

Tara said...

I am praying for your family and especially for Baby Gaines. And to look at the positive...how awesome that some family and Reed will be able to say that they were there for you and Gaines on the day he was born. I pray all goes well with the delivery and will continue praying as you start this new part of your journey!

Deanna said...

Praying for y'all here in AL! God takes special care of babies...I'm holding my own little miracles right now!

hsturner said...

Praying for all ya'll in Humble, TX.

Christie said...

Praying for all. Did you notice a number coincidence? She was admitted at 24 weeks and will give birth on the 24th. Will Gaines weigh 2 lb 4 oz? My thoughts and prayers will be with you today.

Michelle said...

I have been praying for you guys everyday as I read your blogs (both day and night)! Praise God! you've have made it this far! He has brought you this far and I know He will continue to carry you through this delivery! I am praying for a safe delivery and a healthy Baby Gaines and Mom! Also praying that God will continue to give strength to you Beau! Everyone on this planet loves you guys! Hang in there.

Marva said...

Praying for peace for you both. Praying for a safe delivery for Gaines and Brittany. Praying for a healthy Ganes! Praying!!! Praying!!!! Praying!!!!!!

Blessings & Hugs!

Sara said...

I am praying for you guys. Just think - 37 days is a hugs amount of time to allow for development!!
I cannot wait to see pictures - praying!!!!

Stephanie said...

Praying for you guys this morning! Praying that Gaines is strong and healthy and Brittany is continuing to do well!!!

Reed is going to get to meet his baby brother today...praying all goes well with Reeds travels and that everyone is in great condition today!!!!

Jennifer said...

Praying in Ohio...

Sarah said...

Praying for an easy delivery and safe arrival of a healthy baby boy. You guys are amazing!

Kelli said...

Blessings for a healthy baby boy today!!! I'll be checking for an update all day long. Take care and keep us posted!

makesomeonesmile said...

I am praying hard here in Ohio. My son was born a little early and had to spend a week in the NICU. I know how hard and scary this time can be. Keep your eyes on the Lord as he has a plan for your little man

Melissaak83 said...

Still praying in Indiana. Take care!

Daxton's Personal Assistant said...

Praying for an easy and uneventful delivery, good lungs, and a short NICU stay. Hope God continues to rain down blessings on you guys!

Julie H. said...

Praying in Indiana!

the*4*of*us said...

Praying!!!!

The Foster Home said...

Praying for a smooth and safe delivery. I just know that Gaines will be a healthy and beautiful baby boy!!!

Shan said...

praying!

JalenasMommy said...

Praying!Can't wait to hear an update!

carrie said...

Praying from Texas! Can't wait to see pics of sweet Baby Gaines!

Amy said...

Praising God that He is always in control, and praying for all of you!!!

stephanie.thurow said...

What an exciting yet scary day. Hang in there, you've got a lot of people praying for you!

Steph

LSmith2 said...

I can't wait to meet the newest member of the Daniel family. I pray everything went well with delivery and afterwards. I pray Gaines is the strongest, healthiest premie those doctors have ever seen!!

I am so glad your family and Reed will be there today! I pray they have safe travels!

Love y'all,
Lauren

bethy said...

I'm praying for you all in Jacksonville FL!

Monica said...

Praise God for the 37 extra days. Will be praying for you as you enter this 2nd part of your journey. Happy Birthday to Gaines!

The Schumachers said...

We are praying for you and for a safe and healthy delivery. Good luck!

LittleHoya said...

I am just down the street in DC sending all of my prayers.

Sarah said...

Praying for a safe and healthy Gaines. Enjoy putting him in the preemie sleeper we brought you! So thankful you made it to 29 weeks.

Jill said...

I am SO thankful she made it all the way to 29 weeks, and what a blessing that your family will be there today too! Praying for you in Texas~

Brooke said...

Prayers for you today. Can't wait to see little Gaines. I know he'll be perfect!

Amy said...

We've been praying daily in TN and will continue to do so. Looking forward to some pictures of Mr. Gaines! I am lucky enough to work with preemies and I have seen many 29 week babies leave the hospital perfectly healthy including my nephew.

Thomas and Jamie said...

Congratulations and prayers!! You all will do great and we will pray until we hear that Gaines is here!!

Hokie Grandma said...

He is in control. Prayers are being lifted up all around you.

~k said...

Praying in Montgomery!!!

Rob said...

praying for you guys.

jb said...

Praying in TN!

Hewett Happenings said...

Praying in Oklahoma...

Becky said...

All my love and prayers for all of you today, and the rest of your journey. God is surely holding you in the palm of His hand, and is breathing life, love and Spirit into Gaines on his birthday.

Love, Becky (your Aunt Sherry's sister)

Emily said...

praying in Indiana!

Footprints Ministry said...

Prayer from the Footprints Ministry

Dear Lord,
We just come to you today and ask that you wrap your loving arms around the Daniel family. Please give Beau and Brittany a peace and comfort only you can provide. We pray for Brittany. Please help this delivery go smooth and as pain free as possible. We pray for strength for sweet Gaines. We know you have something very special planned for Gaines and the Daniel family. We are laying at your feet today asking you for peace, comfort, strength and guidance for today and the days ahead. We pray for all of the doctors and nurses treating Brittany and Gaines-fill the staff with knowledge and wisdom as they are caring for them. We thank you Lord for enabling them to hold off delivery until today. We know that today is the day you intended for Gaines to arrive. We are praising you for this precious miracle!

In Your Jesus Name
Amen

mommylicious said...

I am saying prayers for you guys!!!!!!!!!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Almost 30 weeks is miraculous. May God be glorified through your lives and through the life of your sons. We are praying and eagerly waiting for news of Gaines birth.

Gretta said...

I read your blog several times a day for updates. God has already done an amazing work and will continue to do so with the birth of Gaines. We will be praying fervently for all of you and can't wait to hear an update about his birth.

Jessi Shoup said...

Prayers for you in MS!! Hope baby Gaines is ok.

Jessi Shoup
Ashland, MS

Landon and Jen said...

Still praying in Oklahoma.