Every baby is special, every life is important, and every Mom wants to show off her baby. For those of us who lose our babies too soon, we don’t ever get to show them off and we rarely get to say their names or tell people about them. In our country, thousands of babies are stillborn every year, roughly one every twenty minutes. There are even more miscarriages. Here on my blog, I want to remember all of the lost babies and give their parents an opportunity to show them off. These Mamas are so proud of their babies and are going to share them with us here. Since Lucy died on a Friday, I will share a new baby’s story every Friday. We honor these little lives by acknowledging their presence with us, even if it was a very short time. Do you know how these babies are loved? Do you know that each baby was cherished by their families, even if they left only after a few weeks? Do you know how these babies are missed every single day? Please pray for these families, who have to live every day without their precious children.
Jamie Denise was due on September 11. She was born sleeping a little over a year ago on May 16, 2012 weighing 10oz and 10 inches long. She had my arched eyebrows and lips, her daddy’s cheekbones and chin and my father in law’s ears (sort of big and a little long). She loved music and the sound of her daddy’s voice. My husband would lay beside me and talk to my belly, she would move in the direction of his voice. At night I would use my husband as a body pillow and Jamie was most active then, kicking daddy’s back all day. We had Jamie’s name picked out meaning strong and her middle name, Denise, was in memorial of my husband’s sister. Her passing was a shocker to us all but not a day goes by that my husband and I don’t miss her and talk about her.
Thank you to Jamie’s Mom, who so bravely shared her story with us today. Jamie definitely sounds like a Daddy’s girl. What a sweet, special little baby. I can tell her Mommy is very proud of her. I look forward to meeting baby Jamie in heaven one day.
If you would like to share your baby’s story, just e-mail me at email@example.com You can share whatever you want about your baby, and you don’t have to include your name if you don’t want to. Also, I think your baby is just as important if you lost him/her at 6 weeks or at 40 weeks. Even if you never knew the sex of your baby, you might have had names picked out, a due date and lots of hopes and dreams for that child. All of that is important and is welcome here.