When Jacksonville, Florida mom Erika Jones was told that her baby girl might not be born alive, you can imagine the utter devastation she felt. At her 30-week ultrasound, her doctor spotted something that would make any parent have a heart attack: a large brain tumor. Only three months prior, the Jones’ unborn daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome.
According to ABC News, Erika and her husband Stephen had made peace with the diagnoses, Erika stating, “We prepared ourselves for the worst and decided that she would have a meaningful life, no matter how short it might be. Erika added, “I imagined God just saying, ‘I’m so sorry’ and crying with us.”
After Abigail Noelle’s birth on August 6, the Jones’ had professional photos taken of their newborn by photographer Mary Huszcza, which are probably the most beautiful things we’ve ever seen. We don’t know whether we want to cry or smile. Really, we’re just doing both.
Check out the incredible photos of Abigail, who according to her mom, is actually doing surprisingly well after her feeding tube was taken out: