Our beautiful baby daughter Anabelle was born sleeping June 2010.
Blessed with the screaming arrivals of our gorgeous rainbow sons,
Alexander October 2011, Zachary November 2013 and Lucas July 2016.

After Anabelle - Raising Rainbows
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Monday, 18 October 2010

Mummy or Daddy?

When a baby is born everyone spends time trying to decide whether they look more like Mummy or Daddy. This was no different with Anabelle.  Daddy was the one in our case, apart from her mouth. Her little mouth was strikingly identical to my newborn pictures. Mummy’s mouth.
This morning I looked at Jon led there with his eyes closed and all I could see was Anabelle.  I think she looked so much like her Daddy.  Even at our 20 week scan I was convinced she was going to have Jon’s nose – her profile was so clear, it was a beautiful scan. The “Our Pink Baby” scan. When she was born her nose was identical to his just like I thought.  Anabelle would’ve been such a Daddy’s girl in every way I’m sure.
She had tiny little hands and feet. Infact her feet were no bigger than my thumb. We have her hand and footprints. I wear her little handprint every day. The little piece of her that stays with me. After she was born we sent her handprints off to a jewellery company. They engraved a miniature replica of her tiny handprint onto a charm for a bracelet for me to wear.
I wonder how she would’ve looked as she grew?  I know she would’ve been tall – because she was already tall! Anabelle was 44cm long when she was born. Tall, again, just like her Daddy. I would’ve been eventually the shortest in our family.
Would she have been blonde like me and her Daddy were when we were little? Would she have had the same blue eyes as we’ve got? I expect so, but we never saw our daughter’s eyes. Her eyes never opened.
Would she have been a girly girl like her Mummy? Would she have loved pink like me? I'd like to think so!
I suppose it is futile now to wonder like this – because Anabelle is what she is.... I will never get the answers to my wonderings, because as unfair as it is, she will never grow or change. Anabelle is forever my beautiful baby girl, but I really look forward to seeing her pretty eyes in heaven.  


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