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.
JAMES BRADFORD NEWSOME II
Little James, named after his daddy, was born at home on 4/13/13. The paramedics arrived less than a minute after his birth, cut the cord, and whisked him away in the first ambulance. When I arrived at the hospital, I was told that he needed to be transferred to the children’s hospital. I ok’d the transfer, and was shortly after put under for an emergency surgery to stop my bleeding. When I woke up an hour later, I was told the transfer team had arrived, but given my sons massive heart defect, and underdeveloped lungs, chances were very high that he would not survive, and if he were taken to the children’s hospital, he would die there alone. I could not let that happen. They removed the machines and brought me the most beautiful perfect 5lb baby boy. It was just the two of us….I held him close to my heart, took pictures with my phone, and just told him how much his daddy and I loved him. At 12:50pm, my angel gained his wings. 6 hours and 20 minutes, changed our lives forever. My 14 month old will never get to be the big sister, my 7 yr old son will not know what it’s like to have a brother, and my older girls will not have another baby to spoil. God, how I miss him, how my arms and heart ache for him daily. If there is one thing I want people to know from my story, it’s that unexpected does not mean unloved, or unwanted. Fly High Little Man, we love and miss you daily!
What a handsome baby boy. James is obviously so missed by his Mommy and Daddy and his big brother and big sisters. I am so thankful his Mom shared him with us today. He’s beautiful.
If you would like to share your baby’s story, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.