Posted on November 30, 2017
Hello all! I've slacked a little on updates, so wanted to share a little of the happenings in the last 2 weeks....
First and foremost, Alexis and baby Aidan are doing well, and waiting for his arrival in about 2 weeks!
On 11.20.17 Alexis had a follow-up appointment at CHOP where they were able to check on baby's measurements....Aidan was weighing in at 6lbs 11oz - a growing little boy! Alexis met with their cardiologist, OBGYN, anesthesiologist, and had blood draws and a fetal MRI completed. They day was full, beginning at 8am for them, and finishing up with their MRI around 4pm. A fetal oxygen echo completed showed that baby's progesterone levels are still steady and there was no change in his heart - which is all okay!
Alexis was so thankful to have Daddy, Steve, out for this follow-up appointment, and they were even able to celebrate his birthday over that weekend!
This week started with another follow-up appointment on 11.29.17 - mommy has gained 2 more pounds (baby is growing strong!) , and she was able to meet with her lactation specialist and progesterone study group.
Some not so awesome changes: Alexis had to move herself into a hotel, and has applied for the waiting list for the Ronald McDonald House near CHOP. The living situation she had arranged, didn't quite work out as planned, but they are making the best of the situation at hand. Although, because of this they will now have daily unplanned added expenses.
Now more than ever, any small donation would help this family tremendously. Thank you to all who have shared and donated to Baby Aidan's Little Heart of Fire Fund! The family is forever grateful!!!
CHD awareness is so important, so if unable to donate, please keep sharing Aidan's story!
Warm Holiday Wishes to you all,
Alexis, Steve, Ryan, and Baby Aidan (and Monie too!)