Thursday, April 23, 2009

Update from Brittany

Hello all. Beau's done most of the posting today because I am trying to be as still as possible. We were so calm this morning but after I got off the monitor I didn't want to do anything that could start the contractions again. Plus I was super tired. I didn't sleep well and woke up fully at 4:30 this morning. I took a good nap and now I feel a lot better.

The contractions are pretty much gone. I still have one every now and then but nothing consistent. I pray that they hold off. They just checked Gaines' heart rate again and at first it was pretty high. A high heart rate is a sign of infection. So, they left me on the monitor for a little while longer and he settled back down. From what I understand, its fine for spikes to be in the 160s and 170s, but they don't want his baseline heart rate that high. The spikes are actually good because the show that his nervous system is developing. He ended up with a baseline about 140-150 I think. I hope that makes sense.

I honestly thought this morning that Gaines was coming today. He still could of course but it doesn't seem as imminent. I kept thinking...I'm not at 30 weeks yet...I want to make it to 30 weeks. Funny how 36 days ago I would have been happy with 25 weeks and now 29 doesn't seem good enough.

Oh, my temp and blood pressure were also ok so that's comforting.

Please continue to keep our family in your prayers. Pray against infection and labor, pray for a healthy Gaines no matter what, pray for comfort, strength and peace for Beau and me and pray for safe travels for my family and Reed tomorrow. He's flying and that always makes me nervous but I am SO looking forward to seeing that little face tomorrow!

We are so thankful for all of your prayers today and always. I'm going to run for now I still want to be a still as possible.

Love to all,



Melody said...

I've been praying constantly for you guys!! It's a true miracle that you have made it this far, and I have no doubt you'll go much longer! ((hugs))

Stephanie said...

Praying for you guys today! Hope you have a restful night and Gaines stays put!

Thomas and Jamie said...

Bless your heart! You're doing such a good job and I feel for you SO MUCH!! Have a restful evening! I'll be checking in often to see updates!

Amy said...

So glad things are looking so good at this point. Checking in and praying often!!!
It sounds like you both are doing a great job, as partners, as parents to both Reed and Gaines, as servants honoring a great big God! I can't imagine the up and down moments you must face so many times in a day.
We'll keep praying!

Giggles said...

I have been keeping you in my heart and prayers all day. Have fun with your little one this weekend.

Cary said...

Prayers definitely coming your way!
Hope all is still well and Gaines is just where he needs to be! Have a wonderful weekend with your family and Reed!

Lori said...

Thanks for the updates, I got you covered in prayer here in Ohio. Keep still and try to continue to stay calm. Don't even stress over Reed flying. Just pray for safe travels and that's all you can do.

Kate said...

Glad everything settled down - praying that you'll hit the 30 week mark!!