Thursday, April 23, 2009

We need your prayers...

Brittany woke up this morning at 5:00 with pain in her lower back and general discomfort. The doctors have confirmed that she is having contractions. The contractions are approximately 2-3 minutes apart. Right now the doctors are monitoring the situation and giving Brittany fluids via an IV. The fluids could stop the contractions. If the contractions intensify and stay at regular intervals, the doctors will check to see if Brittany is dilated. The doctors do not want to have to do this as it is a great way to introduce infection. Some good news, the doctors did a sonogram this morning and Gaines' head is down.

Brittany is still in the same room...she will be moved to a delivery room if things progress. If the contractions stop, this "episode" is not an indication she would be giving birth any time soon. If the contractions stop we basically go back to just waiting again. She and I both are surprisingly calm and in good spirits. We know that God is in control of everything.

Please pray that the contractions stop or for Gaines to be delivered healthy.

38 comments:

Lindsey said...

praying praying praying!!

Jennifer said...

Dear Father,

Please continue to fulfill your will in Brittany's, Beau's and Gaines' lives!! Please stop the contractions if it be Your will or provider for a smooth, safe, healthy delivery.

I praise You for giving calm spirits to Brittany and Beau. Please continue to do that so that they can continue to witness to those around them AND to each other!

You are a God of detail, thank You that we can come with ALL our concerns!

Amen.

The Foster Home said...

praying right now

mom2calebnmicah said...

praying in Ohio...

Tim and Lucy said...

praying in Georgia...

Jen said...

praying in Pennsylvania....

Marva said...

Praying!!!!!

Sarah said...

Praying!

Stephanie said...

Praying for you guys today!!!

Jennifer said...

Praying in Ohio...Lord be near!

Kelli said...

Praying in Mobile County, AL! Please keep us posted!

Margaret said...

Praying in Boston!

Daxton's Personal Assistant said...

Still praying for you all!

FYI-When I was in your boat, I had almost a week of contractions off and on before delivery... They have really good meds that can slow them down; not sure if they are appropriate in Brittany's case but they are out there... Indicin, magnesium, procardia, terbutaline... But, even if the docs don't think that's the best way to do things, 29 WEEKS IS AWESOME! You've all done amazingly well, and Gaines will do great whether he's born now or a month from now... So good luck today, and we're praying for longer, but God has big plans for Gaines no matter what...

Thinking of you and praying in TN!

The Ellis Family said...

My knees hit the floor in prayer!! We love you!

Kelly

A Growing Family said...

Praying for you Brittany!

Ashley S said...

I have a 30 weeker who is now almost 5. He did fabulous. Have they given her steroid shots to help Gaines' lungs? I think that is why my preemie did so well. He was only in the NICU for three weeks. Those drugs they give you for stopping contractions are horrible just so you can prepare yourself. However, if that is what they feel is best then you have to go with it. Praying in Birmingham, AL!

jb said...

Praying in TN!

the*4*of*us said...

If he is coming today, it's the day God picked for him! And how awesome to have made it this far! I will be praying for you all!

Gretta said...

on my knees in prayer for you!

Grammy Jane said...

Thank you for the privilege of praying for you in Texas. If Gaines is born today he'll share a birthday with both my husband and my son----also Shakespear! God will continue to use you and that precious little one for He knows what He has planned.

Amy said...

Praying!

Emily said...

praying in Indiana!

Collier Chronicles said...

Praying in B'ham!

Hewett Happenings said...

Happy that you are both calm and peaceful in this possible storm. He is in control and has you in His hands.

Praying in Oklahoma...

King J's Queen said...

Praying for you...

~k said...

Praying for you with Footprints in Montgomery!

Kelli Alfreds

Footprints Ministry said...

The Footprints Ministry is praying for you this morning!!! The Lord is going to take care of you and sweet Gaines.

"In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened;he saved me from all my troubles." Psalm 34:6

In His Grace,
Kim Wilson
Footprints Ministry

Mab said...

Praying in Baton Rouge, LA

Arlene

Thomas and Jamie said...

Praying so hard here at work! We know that God is in control!!

Landon and Jen said...

Praying in Oklahoma!

LSmith2 said...

Praying for you guys!

Tiffany Dawn said...

Praying in Dallas, TX!

Betty Cody said...

We are praying NOW!

dchumley said...

Prayers are going up immediately and I'll be holding you close in my thougts today as always.

Melody said...

Praise God for the peace He gives that surpasses all understanding! I am praying for you guys- little Gaines needs to stick around in there as long as he can!! ((hugs))

pculver said...

Jeremiah 29:11 says, I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. I am praying for you all.

Bekah said...

Praying for you in Washington State.

Stacy said...

Praying for you in Montgomery!