born July 9, 1999 and died July 16, 1999.
Remembered by Mommy and Daddy:
I still remember your kicks. They were so gentle. I ache to feel them still. You were due on October 20. You were going to be mommy's birthday present. Unfortunately, when mommy went into her 20 week doctor appointment, she found out her cervix had dilated. Why hadn't the doctor listened? Mommy complained of pains in her cervix. Mommy told them about past miscarriages, and the laser surgery on her cervix. She should have been diagnosed with an incompetant cervix since the beginning. Mommy was put in the hospital on complete bed rest. You were so loved by the nurses. Every time they tried to listen to your heartbeat, you would squirm away. I knew deep inside you did not like to be monitored. It made us all laugh. I laughed the hardest because I could feel you move from side to side, every time they tried to monitor. After 3 1/2 weeks, mommy went into labor. You were born. It was the happiest and saddest day of our lives. We were happy to have you, but scared because you were so tiny (13" long, 1lb, 5 oz.) and we knew you had a long road ahead. But as always, you were a little fighter. The neonatal nurses enjoyed you so much. But on Friday, July 16 God decided you had done enough in the world. He took you while in mommy's arms. Daddy and mommy held you while you left this world. It broke daddy's heart. You were daddy's girl from the minute you were born. He was the first one to feel you while in mommy's tummy and you kicked his finger gently while you were in NICU. We held you and did not want to let you go. We were able to bring you home in a beautiful angel urn. It was the only way I would be able to bring you home for a little while. Mommy and daddy can all be placed together. You were born to be an angel. I know that someday we will all be together again. Love you forever my little angle, Amanda Nicole.


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