Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Early Mother's Day

Just a quick post to let you all know that Gaines gave me an early Mother's Day present today...I got to hold him! It took a lot of work on the nurse's part and I think it was pretty stressful on Gaines to be unhooked and re-hooked to the CPAP so I probably won't do it again for a while but it was awesome!

His nurse asked me if I wanted to hold him...just out of the blue. I hadn't even mentioned it. I thought I was confused so I said, "In my arms?" She laughed and said yes. He is so tiny. It pretty much felt like holding a wadded up blanket. He even opened one of his eyes to see what in the world was going on. I told Beau, it's like he knew Reed was coming today and wasn't going to be out done. Such a good day.

We don't have any pictures of it at this point because we left the camera home to charge the battery for Reed's visit. Beau took a few with his phone but he's not sure what happened to them. We'll try and figure it out and see if we can get them up here.

One quick concern...I'm a little worried about Gaines' eating. Right now it looks like he's only digesting about half of his food and hasn't "used the bathroom" (use your imagination) in two days. I just hope its not as sign of his VSDs becoming a problem. One of the concerns with them was that they wouldn't let enough blood get to the rest of his body. His lack of digestion a few days ago was a sign of this and I hope that this recent bout of it isn't the same thing.

Please keep him in your prayers

Brittany

14 comments:

The Williamson's said...

That is so wonderful that you got to hold Gaines! What a great Mother's Day weekend. You got to had Gaines and Reed is coming to see you guys. WOW! God is so good!
Gaines and the rest of your sweet little family are in my prayers today and everyday.
I hope all goes well today and that y'all have lots of fun with Reed and get good reports from the doctors.
God Bless!!

Kate said...

Finally getting your hands on that baby can do a world of good. It might have been a little stressful on Gaines, but he needs his mother's touch. We will continue praying!

Collier Chronicles said...

I have got to remind myself to not read at work. People look at you funny when you cry.

I am so happy you were able to hold him. Happy early Mother's Day!!!

Carrie said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day gift! And I'm so glad Reed is arriving soon. I can't imagine how much you must miss him. Huge Mother's Day hugs to you. You're in my prayers.

Rhonda said...

Brittany,

What a special Mother's Day gift! I can just picture Gaines looking at you with that one open eye and going "Oh, it's just Mom, I'll go back to sleep now." :) Enjoy Reed's visit this weekend and Happy Mother's Day.

Rhonda

Ruthie said...

What a special day; getting to hold Gaines and then Reed later on!!! I'm so happy for you Brittany. I'll be praying that he starts digesting more and, ahem, pooping... :) Enjoy your weekend - all together!!! Happy Mother's Day.

Ruthie

Heather Marie said...

So happy for you! What a beautiful time for you with Gaines! God bless!!!!

Still praying (and checking back often) in Ohio...

Angie said...

I tear up thinking of you holding Gaines and how exciting that must have been. Stay strong sweetheart-He doesn't give us more than we can handle with His help. ms angie

Jennifer said...

While a picture would be nice, I have a feeling you will NEVER forget that moment.

Melody said...

I am so so happy you got to hold him!! That just makes my day! :) (LOL If I'm this excited, I can't imagine how you felt!)

I will be praying for poop! :)

blg67 said...

I just posted but it didn't show up so I will try again! I've never left a comment, but I have followed your story from the beginning. If you have a chance, pick up a PEOPLE magazine from this week. It has stories of 6 people who are now young adults that were born between 23 and 26 weeks. Very inspiring! Have a great Mother's Day!

Laura
(from Kansas City)

LeAnn said...

Happy 2 week birthday Gaines !!!

Brittany, I am sure that was a beautiful gift for him just being held by his mama today. It must've been an awesome feeling for you too...

Love, LeAnn, Jennifer, & Neal

jensoup said...

our preemie never wanted to poop either-even after he came home-he had to have glycerin to poop all the time-good luck..its not so bad-really

Cary said...

I cannot even imagine holding an angel that tiny but what wonderful Mother's Day gift! I am so happy for you all. I know you will enjoy the weekend with Reed and I pray Gaines continues to improve!

Cary in Birmingham