Jan 8, 2009


I love this picture of Davis' little nose and lips, as if he were pressing his face up to a window.

It's been a busy time as we try to get ready for next week's move to the Parker-Reese house. Michael's last day of work is this week, mine is next week, and there's still a lot to do before then. Despite all that's ahead, I'm grateful for the time to come. This pause in the hustle and bustle of our normal lives, apart from our home, jobs, friends, and ordinary lives, gives us the chance to focus only on our little family. I do wish the circumstances were different, but I am thankful to have the time to just give to Davis and Michael. 

Looks like our little one's birthday will be February 3. I'll be induced on February 2 @ 8 pm... not far away at all! Sometimes I feel ready, sometimes I freak a little about the unknown. I just keep telling myself that he'll be ok, he'll survive, and when he's older, he'll remember none of this. It'll be something we tell him about- just a little hiccup in a long, healthy, happy life. 


Dawn at CHERUBS said...

Hi There,

I came across your blog doing a search for CDH and wanted to let you know about CHERUBS.

CHERUBS is a non-profit organization for families of children born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. We offer information, support, research and raise awareness. We have over 2600 families in our membership and offer quite a bit of on-line services. Membership is free.


CHERUBS is like a big CDH family and we would really like to help support you through this. If we can do anything at all, please let me know!

I am located in Raleigh and my son was at Duke for 10 months so I am very familiar with all you are about to go through. Please let me know if you need anything!


CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support

Fer said...

Hello, I just read your blog and let me tell you that we are all praying for you and your baby. Thinking of you!

Mom to Juan Pablo (RCDH) and CHERUBS Mexican Rep.

Tracy Meats said...

Hi Ashworth family!

I just read your blog and your precious son Davis will be in my prayers! I am a mom to a 4 year old LCDH survivor. Believe in miracles, for CDH babies do amazing things. Like Dawn mentioned above, Cherubs is a wonderful organization that can provide support for families with children born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It is more than a support group, these amazing men and women have become friends for life.

Will be cheering Davis on!! Sending you tons of positive energy in the weeks to come.

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04 and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

Maxton's Mommy said...

Hi, I am pregnant with a CDH baby as well- Maxton due early March. I am sure yo uare feeling very overwhelmed- at least that is how I feel. :-) Good to hear you will be at Duke with support from from Kellie and Parker's family. I just wanted to let you know I will be praying for you!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe y'all will be at Parker's House in a week. Time has sure flown by since we first "met" each other.

We are beyond excited to meet you and Mike and are so happy that The Parker Reese Foundation is able to give you the support and hope you need.

We'll see y'all soon and if you need anything before then just give me a call.


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