So Far, So Good

Today marks 34 weeks for baby Avery Mae. We had an OB appointment today with Dr. Duke (regular OB) as well as an ultrasound to check fluid levels and growth. As of today, Avery weighs about 4lbs. 5oz. and my fluid level is 15, both of which are right on track. This news is encouraging because it indicates that Avery is swallowing and peeing the way she should be doing. Hopefully this means that her digestive tract is functioning somewhat normally.

Not much else to report. Shane and I went to lunch after the appointment and I think we both feel encouraged. There is a little children's boutique next to Jason's Deli and we bought Avery a little peach crochet hat with a white flower on it. This is the first thing that we have bought for her so it was kind of a sentimental moment!

Next appointment is next Friday, April 10. I'll keep you all posted on any new developments!


  1. I'm keeping you and Avery in my thoughts.

  2. Sounds like Avery is growing! That is great news your fluid levels are normal, for a lot of CDH mommies have high levels that can cause preterm labor. I am sure Avery will look very cute in her peach hat...beautiful color! What a moment to share with Shane. Avery is in my prayers.

    Have a good weekend with your girls, Tracy - mom to Ian

  3. Yeah! I wanted to call you about your appointment but Jason decided we should go to Branson last minute! Eeek! I am glad your spirits are up. Sounds like you are right on track which is great! I love Avery's picture! So cute already. Hope we see you guys soon! Tell Kaitlyn the girls say hi!

  4. I'm so glad you had such a great appointment with Avery. I love it that she's right on track and that her fluid levels are right where they need to be. You're getting close. We're praying for you.

    Kamryn and Brooke's mom!

  5. Praying, praying, praying! Love you guys.

  6. I linked to your blog from another CDH blog. My youngest daughter was born with R-CDH 8.11.03 and my oldest daughter's birthday is 5.15--I see that is Avery's due date. :) My CDH baby was actually born past her due date and her CDH was undiagnosed. She is now 3.5 years old and all girl. I will continue to read and follow your story as Avery is set to arive in a few weeks. Best of luck to you!

  7. Glad to hear you had a good appt. We are thinking of you guys! :-) I'm also glad you were able to get Avery something. She can be styling with her hat. :-) Praying for you!

  8. Can't wait to see her in her sweet hat. Thinkin' of you...Lovin' you. :)

  9. Thanks for visiting Claire's blog. I will be reading yours now to keep up with Miss Avery.

    ~ Cindy
    mom to Claire, 6/7/07 LCDH

  10. Carissa,
    I found your blog through your post on Cindy's blog and just wanted to drop by and let you know that you, your family, and sweet Avery are in my prayers. I know this is a tough time but we are here for you.
    Mommy to Marco 3.2.07 LCDH

  11. Hi there! It's Jenn (Lynsay's sis). I was told by her about her situation, and I got on your blog to tell you that we are all thinking about you and praying for you. Now that I'm a mom, I understand (if not completely) the emotional turmoil you are facing. I am going to continue to hope for the best. We all love you in Colorado!!

  12. hi carissa,

    this is leslie, molly's friend from carroll... i can't believe we've never met, i feel like i know everything about you! :)

    just wanted you to know mo sent my your link. i'm so glad to hear things are going well. you're in my prayers and i'm so excited to get to finally meet you at the wedding!