Sunday, August 16, 2009

Day 9

The baby is still fighting and hanging in there! Thank you Lord! Praise God! Erin can feel her kicking and moving which always makes us feel better. Another day down.. Hopefully 50 more days to go. That would put Erin at 30 weeks.

Today started off terrible. Faith and Ben have been sniffiling and such for the last few days and I woke up this morning feeling terrible. So, I decided to take some Benadryl...BIG mistake. I was out cold for several hours after I "got up"!

While I was asleep, Faith stepped up to the plate and helped mommy out. This was all without my knowledge. My 5 year old girl warmed up a breakfast treat for Erin. She made toast with peanut butter and jelly for Erin, Ben & herself. She filled up our cats water and food. What an amazing little girl! My 4 year old son also helped quite a bit. He took his mom's tempature and brought her a granola bar.

I know what you're thinking. Brandon's sleeping in bed during all this? What a terrible dad!! I didn't know OK! I woke up and felt terrible. I couldn't believe I had let this much get away from me. Lesson learned..NO BENADRYL UNLESS I'M OK TO SLEEP FOR THE NEXT 12 TO 16 HOURS!!!

Tomorrow is a big day. Erin has an appt. at 8:00 in the morning. They told us last week that "if" she made it this far, she would be admitted to the hospital for the duration of her pregnancy. Tomorrow is a HUGE milestone. Thank you Father for getting her this far!

I'm going back to work after I take Erin to her appointment and get her admitted to the hospital. It will be very hard to leave her. She may not be home for 2 months. And that's what we are praying for!!

It sure will be hard to concentrate at work, knowing I could get a call at anytime, but it's much better than the alternative. It will also be nice to get some normalcy back in my life.

My mom flew in this afternoon. I'm so grateful that she is here. She's already made a huge difference. I don't know what I would do if she weren't able to be here.

Thank you Lord for getting us here. I pray tomorrow goes very well, and the baby and Erin continue to do well. Thank you for our friends and family. What a great blessing..

One day at a time... Thank you Lord for one more day.


  1. Your new baby girl will appreciate this blog one day!

  2. Brandon,
    When we get back from Chicago if you need me call me and I can come and stay for a few days too to help ya'll. We love you, Tina