Tuesday, January 27, 2009

33 Weeks

I went to the doctor yesterday for my weekly appointment to check on Addison's well being. The doctor told us that she looks good and is practice breathing very well and is very active which is a good sign. he told us only happy babies practice breathe and move around a lot.

My AFL is staying about the same. It was up a little, but the doctor told me not to worry too much about it since elevated AFL is common with congenital defects.

I only have 3 1/2 weeks left until Jason and head out to San Francisco. Part of me wants to speed up the time and get there faster and the other part wants to stop time. I guess it is the fear of the unknown.

Also, I wanted to thank all of you for the kind words to my post last week. I am much better now. Between your kind words and lots of prayers, I am at peace with the battle that is ahead of me and primarily little Addison. I just have to be reminded that everything happens for a reason and you do not always know why until the whole ordeal is over. All I know is that regardless of the outcome this whole experience has changed Jason and I both for the best. I will never take anything for granted again and I am now focused on what really matters in this world and that is people and god.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


For the past few days, I have been a little down. I am not sure why. I have gotten Addison’s room ready for the most part and everything seems to be falling into place for our trip out to San Francisco. I think it may be the reality that she will be here so soon, and I know that as long as she inside me I can protect her, but once she is here, it is out of my control. I know that God has a plan, and I do believe in him and have faith, but sometimes, I just get the feeling that I am helpless. I wish that I could fast forward a few months and know that everything will be ok with my little princess. I think that the waiting allows you to think about every outcome which can drive you a little nuts.

Monday, January 19, 2009

32 weeks (Nursery)

I went to the doctor this morning for my weekly check up and Addison looks good! The only negative news is that my AFL increased back up to 24. The doctor told me not to worry and to continue with the low carb diet. My parents came this past week end, and we worked on Addison's room. We still need to hang a few pictures but this will give you an idea of what the nursery looks like.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

31 weeks

I went to the doctor yesterday for my weekly check up. They checked Addison's growth and she is 4.1 lbs now and is still very active. There is no fluid build up in her chest or abdomen which is a really good thing. We also got to watch her practice breathe with the color on so you could actually see her taking in the fluid and then pushing it back out. They were able to get a few 4d pictures as well.

They checked my amniotic fluid level and it is actually down to 23 from 25.1 last week. I guess the limited Carb diet is working. I know that I do not feel as bad sticking to it if I know it is actually working.

It is hard to believe that Addison will be here in 8 weeks. Jason and I have been working on her nursery and she finally has painted walls, a crib, and changer. My parents are coming this weekend and we are going to work on the dresser and hanging curtains and pictures. Once it is all done, I will take pictures for everyone to see.

Monday, January 5, 2009


I went to the doctor this morning. During the doctor visit, I was told that my AFL is at 25.1 and normal is approximately 10. They reinforced the no carb diet to assist with the AFL and my sugar.

As far as Addison, she looks great. They were able to see quite a bit of lung tissue as well as her pulmonary arteries. One was in the 95th percentile and the other was in the 10th percentile which I was told is to be expected with CDH. She is still practice breathing and very active.