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User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Nov 14, 2017 6:48 PM (UTC)
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User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Nov 13, 2017 10:10 PM (UTC)
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Spent my whole day writing songs, this one is called "Better"
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I honestly feel like this isn't fair, always asking why and wishing she was here. But I'm trying so hard to understand and have faith that God is near and knows how I feel and what I need. The understanding and faith isn't coming easy to me right now; but I do know He loves me.
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Nov 8, 2017 1:05 PM (UTC)
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Sweet baby girl, this just isn't fair. I hope you can feel how much we love you. I hope you're closer than we know. I hope that someday we can hold you again. I miss my little angel so much.💔 Thank you, @erikadotson for capturing these moments-although heartbreaking, they are beautiful and remind me how many people love her and were touched by her short time here on earth.
We are so blessed to be Chloe's parents. She has already taught us so much. She makes us want to be better so that we can see her again one day.
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Nov 1, 2017 6:33 PM (UTC)
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Someone sent this beautiful painting to our home-and we are so grateful. We don't know who sent it, but we want to say thank you to whoever you are. It brings us comfort every time we think of Jesus wrapping his loving arms around Chloe.
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Oct 27, 2017 8:09 PM (UTC)
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We are holding sweet Chloe's memorial at 10 AM tomorrow (Saturday Oct 28th.) It will be at the LDS church in Mena-2590 Hwy 88 E. All are welcome.
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Oct 26, 2017 11:22 PM (UTC)
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Our beautiful baby girl came into the world at 11pm last night, but she left us 20 minutes later. She was absolutely perfect in every way-too perfect for this world. She went right back to heaven. The doctors still don't know why this happened, she looked healthy in every way. Our hearts are so heavy, but our love for Chloe will last forever...and we know we will see her again someday. Chloe Marie Ledbetter, 4 lb 5 oz. Our tiny, perfect angel. #familiesareforever
We are holding a memorial service for her Saturday morning in Mena.
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Oct 24, 2017 11:35 PM (UTC)
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Tomorrow is the big day....after my water broke at 24 weeks, I can't believe we made it to 34! Thank you all so much for the continued prayers & love. We are beyond excited to meet her!
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Oct 22, 2017 12:45 PM (UTC)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this AMAZING man. This picture was taken when we were just kids-dating & getting to know each other. He impressed me every day. He opened every door for me, made me laugh, was kind to my siblings, helped people when he saw a need, and showed how much he cared about me. I decided he was the one, and that was the best decision of my life! 5 years later, he still does all of those things he did back then, and lots more. He is so loving, hardworking, generous, and hilarious. He keeps my life light & fun, even on the hardest days. Every day, I am so thankful that this incredible person is my other half! I can't wait to start our little family...in 3 days WE WILL BE PARENTS FOR REAL! 😱 and I know he's gonna be the best daddy. Happy 28th, handsome guy!
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Oct 16, 2017 12:12 PM (UTC)
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SINGLE DIGITS!! 9 more days until we hit 34 weeks and get to meet her. So proud of her already. Can't believe she is being so strong despite all of the complications. #PPROM #whitleylindphotography #maternityshoot
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Oct 12, 2017 3:36 AM (UTC)
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Today, I am thankful for so many things. We made it to 32 weeks & Chloe is still inside kicking, reminding mamma that she's fighting. I'm also so overwhelmed with all of the love people have shown our family in the past couple of months. All of the prayers, calls, visits, and packages mean so much to us. I especially want to thank @whitleylindphotography for making the long drive all the way to Little Rock to offer me a free maternity photo shoot right outside of my hospital. I'm amazed by this family's kindness and Christlike love! ❤️ #whitleylindphotography #maternityshoot #PPROM
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Oct 7, 2017 9:53 PM (UTC)
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Love the weekends, because this handsome guy comes to visit, wheels me around the whole hospital, and keeps me laughing...18 MORE DAYS till our family of 2 becomes a family of 3!!!! 💗👶🏼 Little Miss Chloe is hanging in there!!! @dmledbetter
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Oct 6, 2017 8:26 PM (UTC)
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Sitting in a hospital bed for 7 weeks got me going a little stir crazy---so to break up my day from Hulu & Netflix, I decided to start a new Insta account for music clips of my covers & originals. >>> @akinamariemusic #musician #singer #songwriter #instamusic
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Sep 25, 2017 1:20 AM (UTC)
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I'm so thankful that I get to do life with this amazing person. All he has ever done is make my life easier & brighter & happier. Being 3.5 hours away from home in this tiny hospital room (for over a month now) has been hard on me. But Derrick has proven to always do whatever it takes to make sure I have everything I need. He works overtime throughout the week, takes care of everything at home, and drives all this way every single weekend to be here with me (and sleeps on a hospital couch...) He comforts me when I'm discouraged, worried, or scared. He wheels me around the hospital on a wheelchair so I don't have to look at the same four walls all day. He never complains about the load that's on his back. He just simply does what it takes & shows me how much he loves me and our baby every day. Sorry for the long post. I just love him so much. #besthusbandever
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Sep 13, 2017 8:41 PM (UTC)
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Sweet baby Chloe and I have made it to the THIRD trimester!! She is such a little fighter. We've been at the hospital for over 3 weeks straight & officially have 6 more weeks to go until doctors will deliver her. I'm hoping we can make it that far! Just happy that I'm still pregnant and she's still kicking around inside every day. #28weekspregnant #PPROM #thirdtrimester Also sorry bout the pajama maternity pics, but that's all you're gonna get from now on!
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Aug 30, 2017 1:18 AM (UTC)
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Today marks 11 days in this hospital bed, and I'm really missing my sweet Charlie and her snuggles! She loved to lay on my legs when I lazed around on the couch. #lovemydoggie
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Aug 27, 2017 2:29 PM (UTC)
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This week has been a really scary & emotional week...my water broke last Friday night (24 weeks) & we were immediately transported to UAMS in Little Rock. This hospital room will be my home until we deliver our sweet baby girl. The doctors are hoping to keep me pregnant for 9 more weeks, so that Chloe has the best chance possible, but we just don't know what to expect. Derrick and I want to take a minute to thank our amazing family and friends who have gone out of their way to help & comfort us during this difficult time in our lives. We feel so blessed to have such an incredible support system. We are hoping and praying for the best for our little Chloe. We love her so much...
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Aug 17, 2017 4:24 PM (UTC)
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Just set up a new travel insta account, follow @worldclass.wanderer for travel tips & tricks for your next vacation. 🌞 eventually I'll set up a blog too, with more details of my experiences across the US & overseas!
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Aug 11, 2017 11:01 PM (UTC)
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17 more weeks until we get to welcome our baby GIRL home! We are so excited to meet her & snuggle with her every day! 💗🎀🌸#23weekspregnant #babygirl
User Image akinaledbetter Posted: Aug 7, 2017 12:31 AM (UTC)
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Sunday naps...this little pup is the sweetest. 💗