Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Brittany!

Yes, today is Brittany's birthday. She turns 28 today! She loves to let me know that her birthdays don't bother her because she always knows that I am two years older than her. She is so sweet.

I am trying to make the day as special for her as I can. She got her annual birthday breakfast this morning of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing and a glass of milk. We are going to go to a pool today which is one of Brittany's favorite things to do. At the pool we are going to have burgers and fries for lunch. By the way, Reed calls the swimming pool "Big Bath". Then, later tonight I am taking her to a little Pizza Place here in DC (she is a sucker for pizza, lasagna, or pretty much anything Italian).

Reed and I did get her a small gift (I can't say what it is because she doesn't get it until lunch). Gaines also got her a card and it is waiting for her at his bedside in the NICU. I'm sure Brittany will enjoy all of this but hopefully Gaines will give her the best gift...progress.

He is doing well. His oxygen averaged 33% yesterday which is down about 5% from one week ago. Maybe he will make similar progress this next week.

Thank you for all of the prayers.



MommaWynn said...

I haven't ever commented before but I too just turned 28 on June 1st. I have always wanted to be 28. Not really sure why. I am hoping this is the year I win big money or something!! I hope your year being 28 is full of wonderful things.

I have been following your story. I think it interested me most because I am pregnant! Baby boy due Aug. 25. Still can't agree though on a boy name.

Anyways, thank you so much for sharing your story. You are a strong couple to be able to stick together and get through this. They can do so much these days for small babies.

I pray that you will be home as a family very soon.

Good Bless,
Amy from Brainerd, MN

King J's Queen said...

Happy Birthday Brittany!

If you haven't discovered them yet, consider a visit to Five Guys. It is, quite literally, the ONLY restaurant where I will eat a burger. Most yummy!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Brittany! Glad your men are making your day special. You deserve a fantastic day.

Tiffany Lockette said...

Happy 28th birthday Brittany!! You lucky thing, I remember turning 28. I am now about to turn 32...time flies!! Anyway, I hope you have a fabulous deserve it. Still praying for Gaines every day. Big hugs to such a sweet baby boy,

Reba76 said...

Happy 28th birthday! Make this a special day for you, Brittany, you deserve it.

I am glad that Reed has finally seen his baby brother. I know that they will be a blessing for both of you when all of you return home. Keeping all of you in my prayers and looking forward to the family picture with all of you in it at home, real soon.

God bless you.


Carrie said...

Happy birthday, Brittany! And what good news that Gaines' oxygen was down so low. We're still praying!

Rachel E. said...

Happy Birthday, Brittany! I hope you have a wonderful day. You are such an awesome mom and I am so blessed to have the privilege of praying for your family and especially little Gaines.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday Brittany! What a great birthday gift, Gaines' oxygen going down! Can't wait to hear tonight's report.
I'll bake a cake next week:)

stephanie.thurow said...

Happy Birthday Brittany! :)

Hewett Happenings said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRITTANY!! Sounds like your wonderful husband and boys have a very special day planned for you. Enjoy!!

Praying you are all home soon.

"BeBe" Betsy said...

Happy Birthday Brittany!! The Bean's are praying for you and your family!! Much Love-Betsy

Giggles said...

Happy Birthday Brittany! Hope your day was delightful!

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Happy Birthday Brittany! I hope that you had a wonderful day. Best wishes! Kathy/GA