IN MEMORY OF
LUKAS JAMES ANDERSON-PHILLIPS
miscarried May 10th, 2007.
by Mommy,Daddy,Grandparents,Great-Grandparents,Aunts,Uncles,Cousins,Friends Of The Family:
I was 15 1/2 weeks pregnant when I miscarried our son who my husband named Lukas James from the bible. We were not planning on getting pregnant but took it as a blessing from God and everything seemed fine until Tuesday May 8th,2007 when I woke up from a nap and noticed spots of blood in my underwear so my mom rushed me to the emergency room and they did an ultrasound and said everything is fine and then on Wednesday May 9th,2007 I went to the doctor and we heard the heartbeat and she said everything is fine just don't do any heavy lifting but on Thursday May 10th,2007 I had severe cramps like gas pains and then my water broke when I got out of the shower so we went to the doctor and she tried to find the heartbeat but got nothing and then tried again and still nothing so we went to the hospital for an emergency ultrasound but when I got into my room I was in the washroom trying to give a urine sample and felt pressure so I looked down and saw these tiny feet and legs sticking out of me so I told my mom to get the nurse and my husband just paced the hall. The nurse came in to deliver the rest of Lukas and said I'm so sorry hunny. It was a terrible loss and yet our son was born a full baby but so tiny that he fit in my hand. They cleaned him up and brought him to us wrapped in a nice tiny blanket with a ribbon on it to tie it and we didn't know the sex of our baby until they brought him to us and we un-wrapped him and saw it was going to be a boy just as I thought. He was 6 1/2 inches long and weighed 2.8 ounces. We got to hold him and keep him with us through the night at the hospital and they gave us a basket to keep him in along with another blanket and a teddy bear and they also did hand and feet prints for us and took pictures so we'll always have the memory. They allowed us to keep the 2 blankets and the teddy bear as a memory as well and we sent him to pathology to see what went wrong. The hospital provided us with the option of having a deacon come in to bless the baby and since we are both catholic we said yes so our son was baptized just like he would've been had he have lived. Lukas we know your safe in God's arms and just know that you were so loved right from the start and you will always be loved by all of us. We will always celebrate May 10th as that is your birthday now and we will never forget you. You are our special little angel and we were so blessed to just be able to spend time with you at the hospital. You are missed deeply as each day passes but we will get through it with time and we're just glad to know your safe. We love you. Love ALWAYS Mommy And Daddy.