Just Waiting

Sorry it has taken me so long to get this updated! We are continuing to try to keep moving forward through the weeks. It is a constant struggle to stay positive. I spoke with the nurse from the Little Rock office where we have been seeing the high risk OB (Dr. Wendel). After some conversations back and forth, it is looking like we will schedule my csection for Tuesday, May 5. I will be 38 weeks and a couple days. That is only about three weeks away which is kinda crazy! I think for both Shane and I it was nice to have some idea of when Avery will arrive, but on the other hand, it is absolutely terrifing. It is like a countdown to complete chaos.

On a good note, my appointment last Friday with Dr. Duke was great. Fluid is just peachy and Avery is gaining weight so that continues to encourage us.

We are beginning to make plans for the weeks ahead. In some ways it seems like there is tons to do but really we just have to wait and see what happens. My main concern right now is getting to the planned date. I really do not want to have any excitment early...but of course there is no telling what might happen. Next appointment is Thursday, April 16th. I do not anticipate much change in fluid or other issues. If things were going to get worse, they probably would have done so by now. Love to all of you from Fayetteville!


  1. Yay for good news!!

    So wish I could make this all easier for you, but since I can't...I will happily walk beside you.

    Lots of love,

  2. Praying for Avery in the weeks to come and she continues to get stronger. That is great Avery is gaining weight and your fluid levels are not increasing. This journey is not something I wish on anyone and will be praying for peace, strength and comfort for your family as Avery's "date of arrival" draws nearer.

    Hugs, Tracy - Ian's mom from CHERUBS

  3. We are keeping up with y'all, as we are about a month behind you. Maybe a little longer. I'm so glad to hear that the fluids are doing well and she's gaining weight like she should. That's a blessing. We will continue to pray for Avery and your entire family. Try to get some rest these last few weeks, and enjoy the last bit of your pregnancy. Easier said than done, I know. Be strong!

    Brooke and *Kamryn's Mommy

  4. Avery, and your entire family, will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. If you have questions, need to talk or vent or want to get advice from other CDH parents... we're here.

  5. That baby looks too much like Shane!?!?