Thursday, July 5, 2012

Gabriella Marie


Today was a good day.    Shannon gave birth, ahead of schedule, to Gabriella Marie who was born at 2:30 pm.  It was a quick and beautiful birth.   Shannon is doing well as preeclampsia pushed us into the early birth.  Gabriella was with us for more than 2 hours.  (She was diagnosed 6 weeks ago with Trisomy 13 so we knew she would not be with us for long.)  Shannon and I were able to be with her the whole time and help her onto the next journey, to be with our heavenly Father.   Oh!  She was 19 ½ inches and 5lbs 7oz.  
Thank you for your prayers and love-
Shane

20 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh. Dear Friend. I love you. There are no words, only prayers and heaviness with you through this hard hallelujah.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your entire family Shannon. Hugs sent your way. So thankful that you were able to spend time with your beautiful baby before she was taken home.

Tabatha

Mike Carpenter said...

The Indicoso family have you and yours in prayer. You are loved and appreciated beyond words.

Cami said...

Praying. Words can't express the thoughts our hearts feel when grieving. Praying. Praying. Praying for you arms as they will feel empty until you get to hold her again. May those right there know when to hold you, when to give you space, and when to cry with you.

Anonymous said...

The Haywood's are lifting your entire family up in prayer. Praise the Lord for 2 beautiful hours with your sweet little one!

-Trisha

Deanna said...

I love you all. I have been praying.... and will continue to pray. Sending our love and hugs to you....

Marah said...

I don't want you to go without congratulations on the birth of your daughter. I feel like that would be a cruel oversight. You should be congratulated. You had a precious gift given to you. So precious that God knew he could trust you with this heavy burden and the grief and pain that you would feel without her. I couldn't sleep last night without you next door. I've been thinking about you non-stop today. I'll continue to think of you indefinitely. The Hartman cloud has been hanging over my head for a while. But I'm happy to do what I can to share this heavy load with you. I love you! I miss you! (Goldie and Hannah miss you...) I wish there was something I could do for you. For now, I'll watch and pray from a distance. Let me know when you're ready for a hearty hug. And maybe some ice-cream... and a tasty beverage...

Jamie o said...

All of us in montana are and have been praying for your family! Even though we are miles and years away, we love you! Know that even through this, God is with you. Keep him close to give you strength.

Criselle said...

love and prayers to you. Ella is a beautiful girl who will always be in your hearts. So sad to say goodbye to soon to our babies.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute to your baby girl. PRAISE GOD for those 2 precious hours. Your love shines through your posts and the Lord our God I'm sure is boasting with pride as you demonstrate faith & obedience through this challenging time. We are always left with many questions, but it's our faith that heals and gives us strength. I pray that your blog provides inspiration to all families. May we hug our family members a little tighter tonite.

In Faith & Friendship,
Kristen Zielinski

Angie McClurg said...

Been thinking about and praying for you all today and will continue to do so. So glad you got to spend some precious hours with your girl!

Dina said...

Dear Hartmans,
Congrats on the birth of your daughter!! I know she was beautiful because you both are beautiful. I know Jesus is both celebrating and mourning with you today. God chooses perfect timing though we may not always understand. Loving you and praying for you all.

Dina

Christi.Overman said...

Shane and Shannon,
Our hearts are broken for you both today, but we praise God for more than two hours you got to spend with your precious little girl! We love you. Someday you can introduce us to her in Heaven and we'll chat and hold her together!

Hugs,
Evan and Christi

Jwater said...

I am happy that you were able to meet your daughter and share with Laura and family a little over 2 hours of earth time with her. She must be something more special then any human can understand. I am also praying for the family of Ella in for the healing and support during this hard time.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl. You will all be in my prayers as you heal from your loss. Gabriella with be with you always.

Prayers of strength for you.

a.tonagel said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl. She will forever be a part of your family. Prayers for you during this time.

Julie said...

How incredible to be able to hold your precious daughter! I am sure she felt so loved and at peace during her time on Earth. Tony and I are praying for you and thinking of you lots! So glad I was able to see you on Tuesday and hear the story. How blessed you are to have an angel!
Much love,
Tony and Julie

Johnson said...

Congratulations on the birth of Gabriella! God sure did bless you with those 2 hours and those 8 1/2 months you had her in utero with you! Praying for you all as you find time to mourn the loss but also delight in the other blessings in your life. Praying! The Lord GIVES and he TAKES away. The amazing thing is you both will get to see her again! :)

Anonymous said...

Shannon and Shane,

As I sit here with tears welling up, I know nothing I can say will make anything be better. I pray that God will provide you peace and comfort and healing and the time to grieve. You will be in our prayers.
Jaclyn (Brower) & Josh Cooper

Anonymous said...

Our love is with you. Our prayers are always with you. God be with you and your family. Love Always
Jim and Deb Burt