Saturday, April 18, 2009

Still here...

Today is day 31. I am 28 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Ten days until I hit the new goal of 30 weeks.

There isn't much to report this morning. They let you sleep in around here on Saturdays. It is so nice. My doctor this morning said Gaines' heart tracing last night looked great. Hopefully this morning's will go just as well. I am still showing no signs of infection. I forgot to mention that my white blood cell count this week came back fine. So...we are just praying for more of the same today.

It hit us last night that if I make it to 34 weeks, this Tuesday will be the halfway mark. Kind of exciting I guess. It's weird to think that we'll have a new baby in about 5 weeks or less. Not quite like I planned it.

More later this afternoon. I let myself eat pancakes on the weekend and they are here. They won't be any good cold.

Love to all and please keep praying.

Brittany

6 comments:

Sara said...

I have only left a comment one other time I think - right when you went into the hospital. Even though I don't comment, I do read your blog every single day.
I have been praying for you and for baby Gaines. I know how difficult hospital bedrest can be and you are handling it like a champ. Amazing what we can do for the well-being of our children.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you can add one more person who is praying for you and celebrating with you when you reach a new day!!

Sarah said...

It was great seeing/meeting you guys last week. It was an encouragement for us as well. We have been praying for you daily and are rooting for you to get to 30 weeks! Gaines is well loved.

(Are you guys on facebook? Adam and I both tried to find you)

Justin, Chandra, Madelyn and Catharine Martin said...

Yeah!!! SO excited for you. Praying for 34 weeks. 30 weeks will feel like a great hurdle. God is soo good :) Still praying for you guys...

Jennifer said...

You are so close to another milestone. Hang in there and know so many people are keeping you close to their thoughts.

mportteus said...

This is my first time commenting (i'm more of the silent blog stalking type :) ) but I wanted to let you know that I have checked your blog and prayed for your family daily since the start of your ordeal. I have a 2.5 year old daughter and am days away from delivering my second child. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to be separated from your son and family during this time. Your attitude and faith is amazing, I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

Michelle
Northern CA.

ann said...

I too am a regular 'checker' - I was thinking yesterday of the irreplacable GIFT of 30 days your babe has had - against the odds, the statistics, the best medical minds. 30+ days in the womb, the environment created for nothing more than growing a baby, nourished by the placenta, which never has a purpose other than the nourishment of a baby in his first weeks. And in awe of your willingness to simply sit and wait for time to pass, to forego showers and glimpses of the outside, to be able to entertain yourself and each other in relative isolation, to freely give your older son over to the care of another. In your world there is an absolute ordering of priorities that is inspiring in it's quietness and unwavering commitment, day to day to day, morning and night. I continue to pray AM and PM for the gift of time.