Thursday, September 23, 2010


Mom to Jack Conover
Stillborn on September 6th, 2010
Collinsville, Oklahoma

Jack Conover was stillborn at 31 weeks on September 6, 2010. Would I have ever thought it would happen to me? I didn't. I had a perfect pregnancy. I was healthy, hardly ever uncomfortable and no complications. Jack was stillborn due to a true knot in his umbilical cord. He was perfect in every way. His skin was so pink, he had a head full of dark hair, and the biggest hands and feet you'd ever seen on something so tiny! Sometimes it's still hard to believe what happened.

True knots were once a "rare" occurrence but becoming more common, and I am hoping to help fight awareness on umbilical cord accidents and make in-depth scans part of prenatal check-ups. If an umbilical cord accident can be detected, then why should someone else have to go through what I, and many women have gone through?

The moment the nurse placed Jack in my arms, was the very moment he claimed his spot in my heart, and he will own this spot forever. He is the first thing I think about when I wake up, and the last thing when I go to sleep. I find peace and comfort looking at his pictures, working on his baby book, and knowing that (even if he is not here physically) he is always with me in spirit. Always.

Mommy, Daddy and your big brother Billy love you so much Jack. We are all still a family, we will always be a family. When my day comes, you will be the first person I run to. I can't wait to hold you again, sweet Angel, and I won't ever forget you. I am proud to be your Mother, Jack. You are my first born, my'll always be my baby. See you soon.

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Amanda Hoyt said...

Oh Lacie!
My heart hurts for you. Your loss is so fresh. Just makes me want to run & hug you! May you find peace and comfort knowing your Jack is in the loving arms of Jesus in heaven.
Hugs and prayers,

Mommyto8 said...

my son River died of an undetected velamentous cord insertion, they don't look for these types of things, his death was preventable, with vci, the baby needs to be born at 37 weeks, but it went undetected and he passed away during labor at 38 weeks because of pinching the cord.

I know how you feel. It is so hard, thank you for sharing your story. I support your efforts in bringing awareness ...


Lacie said...

Never Better.. I am so sorry for your loss. Actually... he isn't lost. He will always be with you. And see, these things can be fixed. I know they can, which is exactly why I'm going to help raise awareness.

Amanda.. thank you so much for your kind words. Nothing brings me more peace than knowing that Jack is being well taken care of. I still thank God for the blessing of having him... <3

kloset2kloset said...

Thank you for sharing your story, our son Glory died at 19 weeks most likely from umbilical cord stricture, it would be nice if there was more research into whether these things can be prevented from a medical standpoint.
I am so sorry for his short time with you, though they are with us such a short time they leave a huge impact on our lives, and I know their lives will go on to impact others!

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