Dec 20, 2008

4 lbs, 5 oz, 6 weeks to go!

At our biweekly ultrasound Davis measured in at 4 lbs, 5 oz. and everything is still looking pretty stable. The ultrasound technician couldn't believe how much HAIR Davis has. I guess he takes after his mother- I wonder if it will be curly! We got some good news- there's no evidence of hydrops (excess fluid that could trigger labor) and the intestines still appear to be all that has herniated. We're coming down the home stretch... only around 6 more weeks until Davis' birthday! Dr. Coulson recommends we go to Duke a bit sooner than that- around a month from now just to be safe, so that's the plan. 

When we knew we'd have to deliver away from home, I was worried about where we would stay and how we could make those arrangements. Then we found Jes and the amazing Parker-Reese Foundation. Check them out at They are absolute angels that have lifted a tremendous burden from us in offering a home away from home. I can't even begin to say how incredible this foundation is, only that I hope I am in the position to one day help someone the way they are helping us. Thanks Jes & Ashley :)

Another CDH family needs your prayers. Yesterday, Davida's beautiful son Luke lost his long fight. Davida is a wonderful mother who gave Luke a lifetime of love in the months she had with him. My heart has been so heavy for her today. Please pray that she & her family are able to find peace. 


Brad, Kellie, Lucy and Baby Carter said...

There must be something about CDH kids and lots of hair! So happy to hear things are going well. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Anonymous said...

You look amazing and it is so good to hear how things are progressing. Not long, Momma! :)

Thank you for keeping this blog. Davis is already an inspiration. Love you! Kristen

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to say to your kind remarks about us except THANK YOU!

We are so honored to be able to help y'all and so many other families before and after y'all.

Never did we imagine that Parker's life would be what it is today and often we have to pinch ourselves to make sure it's real.

We are praying daily for Davis and for your family. We cannot wait to meet all of you!