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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Saturday, April 18, 2009


I figured it had been long enought since I had pampered myself so today I went to get a haircut. The last time I had my hair done was on July 3rd, later that night we found I was expecting Max. I felt bad because I had my hair highlighted that day and didn't think I should've done that since I was pregnant (of course, I didn't know I was at the time) So it was definately time. The sad part is that David didn't even notice... men... :-)

I also went and got a pedicure today. My mother in law had given me a gift card for one on my birthday, July 6th, but I had been afraid to use it because I didn't want to hurt the baby. Almost comical now. :-) Anyways, now I have cute little purpley/pink toes. :-)

Today has been good. David and I went out to dinner tonight at Gerst Haus and then went out for dessert at Cracker Barrel. :-) I just didn't feel like coming home... I was finally able to get a good nights rest last night. Hopefully I will be able to tonight as well. Thanks for checkin in on us!


Sue mom to Emily LCDH 1-22-08 said...

You deserve the pampering!!

I've kept up with your blog for awhile now and I don't believe I ever expressed my condolenses..shame on me!
Maxton was a beautiful boy. Now he's a beautiful angel looking out for you from above.
Continue to do nice things for you and your husband. I'm Max would want it that way.
Sue Kozik

Jaime's World said...

Hi Ashley,
You look great...I'm so jealous! I can't wait to get my pedi! :-)

Glad to hear that you and David had a little "date night," I'm sure it's just what the dr. ordered!

Hang in there girl, keep taking care of look beautiful and certainly deserve it!

Love and prayers for peace and contentment.

Ashworth Family said...

I was so glad to read this post! You are doing so well. And your hair looks gorgeous! Keep up the pampering. You deserve it.

Marion said...

I love the haircut. You really need to be pampered. Lots of love from Atlanta.

Burt and Christy Michel said...

You look Great !!! Good for you to pamper yourself !! Girl, you deserve it ;)
Christy Michel

Elizabeth said...

I was once told that a pedicure could induce labor - I don't know about that but you need to take care of you and enjoy what you can. I know you want your baby boy - and this is so hard.

I also know taking care of you - is the best way you can take care of your grief. Beside Maxton wants you to spoil yourself!