Our son Maxton was diagnosed with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at his 19 week ultrasound. Maxton was born on 3/3/09 at Vanderbilt University. He fought hard for 18 days but earned his wings on 3/21/09. Maxton was an inspiration to many during his brief time on earth and has forever changed our lives. If your child is diagnosed with CDH, please feel free to contact us. Maxton may no longer live here on earth, but he will live forever in our hearts...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

37 weeks

I went in for my BPP Today. MY amniotic fluid was back up to 24, not too bad. Maxton was doing well and the BPP took about 5 minutes. He has been very wiggly all week after not moving too much last week. I like it when he wiggles cause I can see it move across my belly, plus I know he is okay in there. Anyways, then I met with the OB. I am dialated to about 3 and 50% effaced. So who knows, Maxton may be here sooner than we think. The plan is still for the 3rd ( I go in on the 2nd at night). Anyways, hope this find everyone doing well. Thanks for the prayers!!


Jaime's World said...

Hi Ashley,

Sounds like delivery will be here before you know it! :-)

I wish you and Maxton all the best, sending prayers and hugs your way!


Craig and Kristi Kuehl said...

OOOHHHH, you are getting sooo close! Great job on the fluid levels (I don't feel like WE can control it) You tell Max to stay put until the 3rd!! Sending you much love and continued prayers!!

Amanda said...

Hey Ashley,
I haven't commented in a while, but I wanted you to know that my thoughts are with you and your husband and baby Maxton!

Lisa said...


Wow, I can't believe that it already almost time for Maxton's arrival! I am thinking of you guys daily.

Lisa Daher (Ava's mommy)

Stephanie said...

Oh, I'm on pins and needles over here. I can't wait! You're so close!!! Shawn and I are praying for you! Hang in there!


Ashworth Family said...

How exciting! We're thinking of you and checking your blog frequently to see if the big day has come yet... it won't be long now!

Tracy Meats said...

It won't be long now Ashley!! Many prayers for Maxton and yourself in the weeks to come. Keep fighting Maxton! Keep believing and have faith that Maxton will do great and fight this monster and win.

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

Fer said...

I'm keeping you in my toughts!

Liz and Shane said...

thinking of you and praying for you.

Gina said...

We wish you the very best and will be thinking and praying for you.

Wyatt's Mom