Monday, October 15, 2007

Our Precious Little Angel

Avery was born on Saturday October 13th at 3:17 am. She came after 3 days of me being in and out of the hospital for pre-term labor, dehydration and then my water breaking on Friday evening. Our amazing doctor, Dr. Sanders, told us her heart must have stopped within an hour before her birth. She was on monitor but moved around so much that we could never really keep her there. So we were not aware that her heart had stopped until she was born. She weighed 2 lbs 9 ozs and was 13 inches long. She was the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. I guess I would be a little partial. We are having a private, family graveside service on Wednesday the 17th. It is still hard for me to write about so I will try to post our story soon. Thank you all for your prayers and kind words. We feel so blessed that she did not suffer and is now with her Father in Heaven.


Anonymous said...

Candi - I have been checking every day and sending prayers to you. May God help you find peace and heal your heart.


"As you do not know the path of the wind or how the baby is formed in the mother's womb,
So you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things."

Ecclesiastes 11:5(17)

Anonymous said...

I too have been checking your blog daily. I'm so sad for you and your family Candi. Thank you so much for letting us all be a part of this journey with you. Baby Avery was loved by many, many people and has touched us in a very special way. My prayers are with you and your family.

Jennifer/Cat's mom/Owen's grandma

How Life is Measured said...

I can't even begin to know how heartbreaking this must be for you and your family. Everyone who read your stories knows how much you and your husband loved this baby. I am praying for you.
Cat in Michigan

Anonymous said...

Psalm 38:14 reads: "The Lord is close to the broken hearted and gives strength to those who are crushed in spirit." You and your family are in our prayers. May God's love supernaturally abound in your lives through this time of heartache and grief. May peace flood your soul in the days ahead with the comfort and assurance that your precious little angel is in the presence of our Lord and Savior.

With Love that Comes From God~

amy said...

I have been thinking about You and Skeet since I heard about Avery's birth. I know this is a very hard time for you but know that you will have the opportunity to raise this special little girl at another time. You are in my prayers and please let me know if you need ANYTHING! Even if its just a shoulder. I am just up the street you know. When you get feeling better, I want you to come in for a scalp treatment on me. They are very relaxing and I know that you will need that.
I love you guys and I am here when you need me.

Kelly said...

You don't know me. I found your blog through and have been following your story. Your faith and obvious love for Avery have touched me deeply. I have a baby who is comforting Avery in Heaven right now and I hope my prayers for your family bring you some small measure of comfort here.
Your sister in Christ, Kelly

Anonymous said...


I have been keeping up with your journey ever since you posted your blog on the IVF thread on the babycenter website. I'm deeply sorry for your struggles and loss. Baby Avery was a blessed child to have you as a mother for her short time here. You are what inspires women everywhere to keep the faith and to be strong no matter what is thrown at you. Always know that you will see her again in Heaven one day and you and she can hug and love each other as you where never able to do here on earth. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. {{hugs}}


Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your family and praying for you on this difficult day.

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Candi, I too found your blog through the babycenter boards and have been checking every day on your story. There are many of us that have babies in heaven with your precious Avery. Thinking about your family and praying for comfort and peace.

Anonymous said...


Please know my prayers are with you and your family.


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I don't even remember how I came across your blog, but I have been checking it frequently for updates. You and your family will be in my thoughts and parayers.

You were a wonderful mother to your daughter, and always will be.

Jennifer said...

We lost our peanut three weeks ago today. She had campomelic dysplasia. Our stories are eerily similar. I completely relate to that struggle between hope and realism and not knowing how to pray--wanting to meet our girls alive yet not wanting them to suffer. If you have any interest in connecting I would love to hear more about your journey. I can be reached at jmatteso at gmail.