Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pictures of Carleigh

Here are just a few pictures of our precious Carleigh. These are all from my camera-that's why I am able to get some up so quickly. (She does have some bruising from delivery.)






89 comments:

The Balduccis said...

She is just precious, your right about her chubby cheeks :)

The Balduccis said...

May I also add you look great too Holly :)

Shawna said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

nickiemyers said...

She is truly a DOLL! You look very good as well! May God Bless you and your family during this time!

Nickie

Anonymous said...

She is so precious! I am a stranger, but please accept my sympathy over your loss of your darling baby. You are holding a sweet piece of heaven in your arms.
God bless all of you and may He keep you safe in His care.
Sarita sboyette@tx.rr.com

Shonda Lawson said...

So very beautiful! You look very well. I'm keeping you and ur family in my prayers.
Shonda

Sandie~GoddessBump said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! You both are so lucky to have each other(she is there with you in Spirit)!Get tons of pics!
Give her a kiss for me!
Too Precious!

Anonymous said...

Holly & Anthony,
It was sad news when I heard that she had died. But looking at the pictures she is beautiful and I thank Katrina for sending me a picture. How precious of a little one that God created and now she is home with him and you wil see her again in heaven. I am amazed of your strength and faith. KNow that I am here and love you all.
Aunt Nancy

Anonymous said...

Shes Precious! Get Rest Eat well and lots of snuggles I wish I was only 1/8 of the person you are I truely admire your Heart Soal and Streingth God Bless you and your family

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful, Holly. Congratulations on the perfect angel.
-Nonna from CM

Anonymous said...

she is so beautiful holly...a true angel here on earth...

holli j.

Misty said...

Beautiful beyond words.

Rebecca said...

She is beautiful! She looks so perfect!

The Woollard Family said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!! She definitely does have the chubby cheeks like Kyndra, you are so right. Thanks for posting a few pictures of her. I know we were all waiting to see how you were doing. Stay strong Holly, stay strong.

♥Heather (Mom2BaileyAlyse)

Anonymous said...

Holly is is a beautiful little girl.. Stay strong honey. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless!

Melissa said...

Holly, she is beautiful.

Amber (angel07bear) said...

She is beyond beautiful. Absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing Holly. What an amazing mother you are.

Anonymous said...

Holly, Carleigh is so precious. I am so blessed that I was part of this journey, and I was able to be there for you, and hold little Carleigh. You are so strong, and God is with you. Love you!
-Linds

Sarah (Lovemy918-CM) said...

She is Precious! Thats one special angel Gods got with him. Shes beautiful! She does look just like her big sister Kyndra.

Chelli said...

She is truly precious Holly. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. God bless <3

stitchndeb said...

My goodness, what a precious baby! Thanks for putting the pictures up so we could see her. ~Debbie

Anonymous said...

Carleigh is a beautiful little angel. I know that she is loved beyond words and I feel certain that she felt that love when you carried her. I am so glad that you were able to get a lot of pictures and keepsakes. You, Carleigh and your family have changed so many lives during your journey. Carleigh will leave behind a legacy because of the many many lives that she touched. God Bless you all.
Casey(StClairsWifey)

Dana said...

She is beautiful

Mom2LydiaGrace said...

She's beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

bobbi318 (cafemom said...

What a beautiful gift she was! The pictures are wonderful. She is so chubby! Thank you for sharing your journey with Carleigh. Her story & your faith has strengthened my faith.

Betty said...

OMG Holly she is so beautiful! Thank you so much for posting pictures....that one of you holding her while sleeping made me cry...so precious!

MommyIvy said...

She is beautiful Holly! You look great also. You are so strong. I wish I was half as strong as you are.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful little girl. Thank-you for letting Buck and I come to the hospital last night. We will treasure the time spent with family ,friends, and most importantly Carleigh.

Tanisha from cafe mom said...

She is so beautiful, may you find comfort in the Lords arms . You are strong , brave and I am humbled by your strength. God Bless

blueyedmommy said...

What a beautiful baby! She looks so lovely in her little clothes, they look just perfect on her.. Praying for you and your family..

Emily said...

She is beautiful, Holly. So precious and she does look a lot like Kyndra. I am glad you got so many pictures of her to have. As a photographer, I know how much those mean and can help in healing. I'll still be praying for you and your family.

Emily, Daniel and Lydia Grace Johnson (Emmy_Dollface)

melissa (mommy-2-3, cm) said...

gorgeous!

Kate Harrison said...

I have been reading your blog from the very beginning and it has touched my life in so many ways. I have been praying for you and your family. I think God answered ALL of our prayers that Carleigh would be safe and have no pain and that he would take care of her. He definitely answered mine. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl..She looks just like a little angel sent from up above.
God Bless
Kate Harrison kate_harrison9207@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Holly, I told you once, but I'll tell you again she is absolutely beautiful and perfect. I'm glad I got to be there to meet her and hold her. I'll have lots of pictures for you soon! I started working on them today. I got to come face to face with an angel. I keep checking up on you to see! I'm still praying for you and your family. You are all such amazing people that have touched my soul!


Ashley

katiejo04 said...

She is absolutely beautiful!! You are a strong woman and a phenomenal mother. Your girls are blessed to have such a wonderful mom!!

-Katie (tired_mom04)

Anonymous said...

You were blessed to have her, but she was blessed to have you too. Praying for you and your family. You are all a special gift from God.

Anonymous said...

She is absolutely precious. I think she has your nose, Holly. I can definitely see you in her.
-Dawn (bakersd79 from CM)

Andrea said...

Precious and so beautiful! We will continue to pray as you go through the hard things in the next few days and beyond. I know you don't know me, but as I have followed your story I have related so much. Blessings!

Penny said...

What a beautiful gift from heaven! She is absolutely adorable I love those chubby little cheeks..... You look fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing your daughter with us all.

I am keeping you and your family in our prayers as these next days unfold.

God's peace be with you all.... Carleigh is dancing with the angels....

Stephanie said...

She is a beautiful, absolutely perfect little angel. Thank you for sharing these pictures.

Anonymous said...

Holly she is so beautiful!! She does look a lot like Kyndra. Thank you for sharing the pictures, they made me smile and cry. I see you look nice and comfy snuggled under your "special" blanket with Carleigh. I will always remember a new pic of you sleeping with it now! I love you!

Denise

Celia said...

Oh Holly she is absolutely beautiful!! And she does look so much like Kyndra! She looks so precious and peaceful. I am again amazed at your strength and beauty. It transcends....Thank you for sharing Carleigh. She is just too precious. I hope you are doing well. You look amazing! I look forward to hearing your birth story when you are up to it.

DangerousFlames@gmail.com said...

She is a beautiful little one. My heart goes out to you!

Lindsay said...

What a precious little girl! I love her chubby cheeks. Thank you for sharing her with us. You have deeply touched so many with your strength and story of Carleigh.

Brooks said...

You know that because she's your little girl and that you're her mommy that she got to live and kick and hiccup so much longer than any other baby would have. Her clothes are perfect for her.

Nicole said...

She is such a beautiful little girl. So tiny. Her clothes are so adorable.
Im really glad that you and your family can take this time just to cherish her. And Im glad you had the foresight to get hand and foot imprints, and to take lots of pictures, and even get a lock of her hair! Those are all really great tangible things to help you remember her in the days to come.

I cant believe how strong and peaceful you look, Holly. My heart goes out to you, it really does. I know we are virtually strangers, but I have been praying for you all weekend.


PS: I wanted to make a song suggestion for you. Have you ever listened to "Glory Baby" by Watermark? You can find it here: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/w/watermark/glory+baby_20205729.html

meaghan said...

thank you for sharing these pictures with us - you both look beautiful, peaceful...your strength is amazing.

Alissa said...

She is Absolutely Beautiful! Her cheeks are so cute and chubby! She looks big in the pictures. I bet Kyndra loves her baby sister! I am so happy you get to spend all day and tonight holding and kissing your sweet angel Carleigh. Thank you so much for sharing Carleigh's life with us! We all love you! I wish I could say more but I think every one has said every thing so perfect that I could ever want to say to you. (((hugs)))

katianderson said...

Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I wish you peace and comfort in your time of need. She is a beautiful little baby girl.

Anonymous said...

Carleigh was blessed to have a special mother like you, Holly! I don't know you but I can tell by your words and your smile while holding your baby that you are the most loving mother. Heaven is smiling on you!

Sailor and Co said...

beautiful mommy....beautiful baby

there WILL be a day....no more tears and no more pain

no more suffering....

so sorry for your loss....

croleyc69 said...

Holly she is so beautiful. So very much a little angel. I;m so glad I met you online. I read your blog everyday it has changed by life so much. I know that I might be a better parent because of remmebering something my Dad told me long ago. God doesn't give you anymore than you can handle. I pray now & will continue in the following days. May God be w / you & your family. Take care & God Bless - ccmom69-Cafemom

Tracy (tracylea_2003) said...

She is so beautiful Holly!!! You and your family are still in my prayers

Lori (browneyedmomof3) said...

She absolutely beautiful

Amy (ajmillberg- CM) said...

Such a perfect angel! So glad you are able to share pics!

Em said...

For being so little, she sure is chubbers! I still can not believe she was really that little. What a precious angel. Even though she may have been born still, I know that her spirit was still there, cheering you on. What a little sweetie. I think personally she looked great, and you look amazing for just having a little sweetheart. I pray for peace to be with you, and if you ever want anyone to talk to, I am pretty good at listening (or even reading and responding). I am a strong believer in mourning with those that mourn, and I know that after we lost our two, it did wonders to talk or e-mail others that understood. Hang in there.
Emily

hotfudgesunday said...

You have an amazing amount of strength and courage. Carleigh is so beautiful & precious. You & your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!

Divamommaof4 said...

Is is beautiful. I love her chubby checks. :-)

Nicole said...

Carleigh is beautiful!!You must be so proud of her.

Kat (DrusMom) said...

OMG she is gorgeous!!! She does look like Kyndra!!! Wow you look fabulous too. Love you Holly. She has the cutest hands and cheeks.

Anonymous said...

Holly what a beautiful little girl, she looks like a doll.I was so sad to hear she was stiillborn but am glad you got to spend these precious moments with her. Please give her a hug and kiss from me, I wish I was near you to able to give all lots of hugs but am sending my love and prayers from California.
(Mombug from cafemom)

Anonymous said...

oo gosh mama so sorry for your loss hugs to you & your family during this timr

Anonymous said...

May God give you peace and comfort and I pray that his healing overtakes you and your family! She is soooo beautiful, with those chubby cheeks! (from inspiredmommie, Cafemom)

newmommy42009 said...

Holly, she is absolutely Beautiful! My thoughts and prayers are with you and Carleigh and husband and all of your family during this difficult time. You are a very strong woman. Know that "Little Carleigh" may not be with you here on earth but she will live on forever in the hearts of many. Take care and please let me know if I can do anything for you.

ashley said...

she is so beautiful holly.anytime you need anything, you know im just down the road. we are praying for you and your family in this time and will continue to think of you and carleigh.she has touched so many already...

stacylynn0610 said...

She's so beautiful, I love her chubby cheeks. God bless you and your family, you are truly a strong woman.
Stacy(stacylynn0610-CM)

Anonymous said...

Holly, I'm not sure you'll even get this. My sister went to school with you for radiology and told me your story. I, too, lost a little one, but at too early of a stage to know the reason. I just wanted to tell you that your daughter is absolutely beautiful and I am so happy that you have had this time with her, both before and after she was born. I'm so happy that you will have a place to visit and you will have pictures and memories. As horrible as it is to lose a child, you have been blessed with this time. I am so happy for you, as I am also very very sorry for your loss. Congrats and condolences at the same time may seem strange to some, but I hope you will understand my meaning. God bless you and your family and may your faith and strength get you through.

The McDaniel's said...

Holly, thank you for sharing your angel with us. She does look like Kyndra! You were so right! She is precious. My thoughts and prayers are wilth you.

rayni said...

she is absolutly beautiful! she is deffantly one of Gods perfict angels.

Rayni ** Remmismommy>CM***

Mindy said...

She is absolutely adorbable and beautiful! I know God is taking extra good care of her. Bless you Holly and what you have gone through. Thank you sooo much for posting pictures! I can't wait to see more!

The Perfect Housewife said...

Carleigh is such a beautiful little girl. God Bless you and your family.
xo

Anonymous said...

Holly,

We have been praying for you since we heard the news in church. We are glad that you got to spend some time with Carleigh. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and may you be truly blessed during this time.

Liz said...

Im so very sorry for your loss! She is a very beautiful baby! You and your family will be in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

i am soo sorry to hear about your little girl. My prayers will be with you this week.

Annie said...

Your baby is beautiful. You are an amazing woman. I wish peace for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

she really does just look like a prefect little doll. she is beautiful. really. stay strong holly. thank you for sharing.

<3 lovinmyseabee

Jeani said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I can't even begin to think about what your going through. She's beautiful. Absolutely, gorgeous. I think it's wonderful that you are spending time with your little Angel.
Again I'm so sorry for your loss.

Catrin2009 CafeMom member.

Nikki (HayliesMomma15 on cafemom) said...

Oh Holly! She is adorable!! She is simply perfect...and so chubby...lol. She is so lucky to have such a wonderful mommy to wait for in Heaven. Carleigh will be with you everyday. She has touched so many lives...you are an incredibly strong woman! Please give Carleigh a kiss for me!

~Nikki

cyndyinohio (DS) said...

Thank you for posting pictures of Carleigh...she is very beautiful. I've been praying for you and your family and will continue to do so. God will do more than we can ask or imagine...I praise Him for all the ways He will work in your and others' lives through these circumstances.

Amy AKA "Baba" said...

My thoughts are with you. She is a precious beauty and she does look like the photos of Kyndra.

Amy
Happysahmmomof2

Heather(Cafemom) said...

I am so sorry for your loss!! She is beautiful!! My son was stillborn 3 years ago! I know the pain your going threw. Again I am so sorry! I pray for your family!! ((Sending hugs to you and your angel baby))

sasicas said...

She is such a beautiful angel. God Bless you all...

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is so beautiful and truly an angel. I am praying for you and your family at this time. May the happiness of such a beautiful angel give you some peace and comfort. You are truly an amazing woman.

Naomi said...

Beautiful baby girl! I'm very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Your story really touched my heart. I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful little girl. God Bless you.

Anonymous said...

She is adorable.

Dave and Shana said...

She is so beautiful and precious Holly. I'm very sorry for your loss and I know that God will take great care of her. I will be praying for Carleigh and your family. God Bless all of you

Shana (shanamarie, cafemom)

B Jean said...

Oh, my! She looks like Kyndra did when she was so new.
My heart and prayers are with you. May God hold you all in His loving arms, just as He is now holding your precious Carleigh McKenna.
--Jeanie Bachman

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! I heard about you on craniokids.org and am just amazed and in tears. You are just amazing. I am so praying for you and your family in this time. May God give you peace and strength in this storm.

Love, Carol

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