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She came on angel’s wings (Janice)

Last June our third daughter, Abby Angel, was born and died. One year and two weeks later I gave birth to our fourth daughter, Charlotte Faith. She arrived perfect, healthy, and beautiful and we know that she is Abby’s gift to our family. Her first moments of life outside my body were spent in my arms, with her head resting near the tattoo of Abby’s footprint over my heart. This was my last pregnancy so the belly pictures are so precious to me. I especially love the ones with my husband’s arms around me! These particular belly pictures were taken when I was 38 weeks, just 10 days before Charlotte was born.

(Original entry here.)
(First update here.)

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  • wonderfullymade Monday, August 13, 2007, 4:40 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you for the update and sharing this time with us!

  • mariel Monday, August 13, 2007, 5:20 pm

    I remember that we had spoken at one point after I had read you ENTIRE blog. I will say it again… you are so STRONG! I remember crying and crying and crying after I read your story… I am crying now, the joy you must feel! I am so happy for you and you family! This precious baby girl is such a gift from God, you are a very inspirational woman. I don’t know you, but I love you. I wish you the best of everything. -Mariel&BabyHelena

  • marjorie Monday, August 13, 2007, 6:29 pm

    I can’t even express how happy I am for you, and how beautiful Charlotte is. I am sure that her birth brought many emotions to the surface for you, as you remembered Abbey’s birth, but mainly I see joy in your face, and joy in hers too as she looks up at you! (and I love how she’s holding your thumb.)

  • tanya Monday, August 13, 2007, 6:35 pm

    Your daughter is truly beautiful and a blessing. Congrats to you and your family and I hope she brings you years of joy and happiness.

  • Autumn Monday, August 13, 2007, 9:57 pm

    that baby is absolutely beautiful!
    also, she’s so alert!

  • Sarah Monday, August 13, 2007, 9:58 pm

    Thank you for the up date and God bless your family! It’s great to see more plus sized mommies here… I love to see the different shapes and sizes that God has made us in! Your babies are beautiful!

  • Casey Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 5:35 am

    That is so so beautiful, i have tears running down my face.
    A lovely way to remember a special girl…

  • Alana Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 9:01 pm

    Your children are all beautiful. I’m am so happy for you to have delivered a healthy baby girl. I’ve visited your blog and watched your slide show with tears as I am due in 3 days. I am so sad people have to live through the loss of their children. It shouldn’t be that way. I am so sorry you had to live through that. Congratulations on the birth of Charlotte, I’m sure you have an appreciation and love for your children unlike others. This will surley be a benefit to the women they become. You have told your story beautifully.

  • Carolyn Monday, September 10, 2007, 12:52 am

    Beautiful baby and beautiful photos… thanks you for sharing with us and sending a lot of love and hugs to you and your family.

  • Barb Friday, September 14, 2007, 8:48 pm

    Beautiful photos and story, thanks for posting, she is so alert!

  • fallingfoss Thursday, September 20, 2007, 11:27 am

    Congratulations on the birth of Charlotte Faith, she is absoultly beautiful! I have been reading your LJ daily and i thank you very much for sharing your journey with us. I have shed a few tears while reading your journal especially your slide show of little Abby Angel. I think you are a fantastic woman with so much strength and courage. As a mother of four myself i also know how manic it can be at times so i apploud you for finding time to keep us posted via your LJ. May i just also say that Abby was a perfect and beautiful baby in every way possible, a true credit to both yourself and your husband. Again thank you Janice!

  • Anonymous Monday, December 3, 2007, 10:50 pm

    Love the pic with your husbands hand on your boob

  • Stephanie Thursday, February 26, 2009, 8:10 pm

    These are beautiful photos of your baby bellah!!!! love them!! I also love the one of brand new C, all fresh and wide eyed!!

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