Mabel

Mabel Cleary Constantino

Born February 15, 2014 6:25am

5lb 5oz, 17 ¼ inches

We knew that she had Down Syndrome and complications but eagerly awaited her with open arms. We enjoyed six precious hours with her. The nurses called her feisty and she fought hard.  She passed peacefully in the arms of her parents.

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61 thoughts on “Mabel

  1. What a sweet, lovely baby. So incredibly sorry for your loss. I have been following your blog and praying for a different outcome – you have touched so many people with Mabel’s story. She is a very special person indeed.

  2. Meghan, I am so sorry for your loss. Lucy told me about your blog – and I knew you a bit when we were at Yale. I’ve been captivated by your blog and have marveled at your clear and thoughtful writing and amazing strength. I wish you and your family healing, love, and support.

  3. I always struggle to find any words to say to someone grieving this kind of loss because there really just are no words. I don’t want to inadvertently say the wrong thing, or touch a raw nerve at such a sensitive time, but I do want to say that people you’ve never met are grieving and praying for you. You don’t know me, but I know of you through Roo Ciambriello’s blog, and I’m keeping you in my thoughts and sending prayers of love and strength and peace. Thank you for sharing your story, your brave journey, and your beautiful daughter, with us.

  4. What a beautiful baby! Just wanted to tell you that i am so impressed of your strength and courage. I believe you were blessed and so lucky to hold her in your hands and being able to hug and kiss her and feel her. I myself have lost three babies before holding my precious little girl in my arms. Be strong. Your little angel will be with you all the time! Sending you my thoughts and prayers from far far away!

  5. My heart aches for you and at the same time, I am so very happy that you had precious time with your beautiful daughter. I wish you, your husband, and Mabel peace.

  6. You have been so strong and no doubt I have a feeling you will continue to be just that just know that many readers have felt your pain and send you and your husband nothing but prayers for you to find peace in your hearts and for precious Mabel to also be at peace knowing her parents courageously gave her a chance and loved her oh so much. Sincerely sorry for your loss, she is a beautiful soul!

  7. She’s so beautiful. I am utterly sorry for your loss but so happy you and your husband got to meet Mabel, spend time with her, hold her and love her. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. So very, very sorry for your loss. I know of you only through NeonFresh and guest posts, but I’ve thought of you and your husband and your precious Mabel so many times in the last few days. Sending lots of love, support, prayers, and strength to you and your husband today and for many days to come.

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