Monday, October 12, 2009

More on Dedication

I am writing you all tonight to plead that you (right now as you read if you can) will get on your knees in prayer for my dear sweet college roommate Stephanie and her husband Ryan. She posted this on her Facebook:

"First of all, I wanted to thank all my friends, family members, and co-workers that have been praying and thinking about my family. It means the world to have so much support and to know that I'm not alone in my grief. Being covered in prayer is the most comforting feeling in the world and I can't begin to say how thankful I am to all of you who have been praying for me.

On Tuesday morning, I started having what I thought were contractions and labor pains but they were pretty spaced out so I didn't take them to seriously. They got much worse extrememly quickly and the school nurse had to take me to the hospital. When I got to the hospital my water broke and they told me I was 2 cm dialated and that's when they couldn't find Tyler's heartbeat. I went into shock just thinking it was going to be ok and then I noticed all of the blood. That is when then informed me that I had had a placental abruption which is very rare and that they had to do an emergency c-section. It all happened so fast and I was in complete shock. I know they were trying to save me but nobody really explained what was happening. If you look up placental abruption on the internet it happens to 1% of pregnancies and is the leading cause of maternal death. Then they showed me Tyler and I really thought he was ok. He looked so peaceful and beautiful. The most beautiful baby I'd ever seen. The rest is pretty much a blur. They let us hold him which was wonderful but the hardest thing any mother should have to do. It's so hard to know you can't take your baby home, when you have had him kicking and moving around in your tummy for close to 9 months. I'm thankful that I got to see him though and kiss his sweet little forehead. I know God will take care of Him but it hurts so much that I can't take care of him anymore.

The hardest part was dressing him up in his little outfit and then watching the man take him away in a little box, I don't enough know how I'm going to handle the funeral tomorrow. I wish they didn't ever have to make a coffen so small.

His funeral is tomorrow for anyone that wants to attend. It's a 12:00 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels and then we are burying him in the same cemetry as my family, Bundick Cemetry in Smiley at 3:00.

The one thing that I'm asking is for my babies death to mean something, so I found an organization that I feel Tyler would love to support. If you want to help please make a donation in his name, so that he can go on to help other babies. Here is the website.

Thanks again for all your prayers and support. It's going to be a long long road for me and I do appreciate all the love and support that I've already gotten.

I love you my sweet baby boy Tyler and you'll always be in my heart and right next to me I feel you!"
My sweet baby boy Tyler!


  1. How heart wrenching!!! I can't even imagine. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with them.

  2. I was so sad reading this. You really dont realize how quickly something can be taken away from you. I cherish my baby girl and there is nothing I wouldnt do for her. My prayers are with your friend Jenny. I have lost a baby, but never so far in. Please let her know it will be ok and she has tons of people thinking of her.