ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Jaycee Stephens, 0, born on October 6, 2011 and passed away on October 5, 2011. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Stella Gillilan on October 8, 2014
I know you will always have a special place in your heart for Jaycee. May God bless you as you remember her kicking and know she was and is loved!
Posted by Stella Gillilan on October 7, 2012
Dear Jaycee, I never had the pleasure of getting to know you but I did have your mom in my class as she was blessed to carry you and she loved you very much. No, we do not understand why you did not get to stay with your mom and we may never understand but we can thank God for your being a child who was loved and we know you are in heaven. God bless you Jordan--love Mrs. G.
Posted by Ashley Crocker on December 26, 2011
Dear Jaycee,
You are the most BEAUTIFUL baby ever and i know your waitin an watching over your mother jordan . She has been strugglen an i know you would wont her to know your ok an that you and god are watching over her and that you will meet her when it is her time .LOVE YOU -aunt~ash-
Posted by Jordan Stephens on December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas sweetie. Mommy loves and misses you so much. I know that you had a wonderful time in Heaven with all your friends today though. I wish I could have seen you laughing and having a great time. I wish I could at least kiss you on the cheek, tell you Merry Christmas & how much I love you but things didnt work out that way. Tell Jesus happy birthday for me. I love you & Jesus!!
Posted by Jordan Stephens on December 5, 2011
Well Tomorrow you will be 2 months old. This is the day you went to be with God. Even though I know you are having a great time up there with all the other angels, I still miss you like crazy. Even though you aren't here on this Earth with me, you are in my heart and will be there forever. Happy 2 months in heaven. Mommy loves you so much!!!
Posted by Amanda Woodward on November 27, 2011
Dear beautiful Jaycee,
I never met you, but I know you are so loved. I wish we had more time with you. And more than anything I wish I could've seen you and your momma together. You have no idea how much she loved you. You are so precious. I was so happy when I found out about you. And I can't wait to meet you someday!   Much Love, Amanda
Posted by Stella Gillilan on November 27, 2011
Dear Jordan, I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you during these holidays and I have prayed for you. Remember, God loves you and so do I. In case I have not told you,I love the name Jaycee.
Posted by Jordan Stephens on November 24, 2011
Dear my sweet Babygirl,
I wish you could be here with me on this special day but unfortunately you can't. I have layed in my bed crying all day thinking about you. i have never missed anyone so much. I love you more than life itself and you and i will be together one day. If it was up to me i would be with you right this second.
Posted by Aly McCoy on November 23, 2011
hey jaycee i never got to meet you but you would look like your mommy and be nice just like her. jordyn if you are reading this just know that jaycee is being taken really good care of because miranda is with her. i love you and your mommy bc she is my bestie and like my sister and you are like my niece. love and miss you jaycee brianna stephens.
Posted by Emily Gaskin on November 22, 2011
Dear sweet child, I felt you kicked and slowly watched you grow. I heard your mommy talk about and I listened to her excitement day after day. The world may have not got to meet you but I know your with god and you will never be forgotten! You left a mark not only in my heart but many others. Always know you were dearly loved by many. With much love, emily.
Posted by Emily Young on November 17, 2011
Dear Jaycee,
I can't really say much because I never got to meet you. But I do know you were highly loved. I know your mommy loves you most of all. She was so excited. I was so excited. Watch over us.
Love always,
Emily<3
Posted by Carlie Connett on November 3, 2011
I never Met you Jaycee. though i looked forward to it. Me and your mommy got in trouble so many times in Class when She would put my hand on her stomach to feel you kick. It made me so happy. Thats the first time ive ever felt a baby kick. Your mommy is so strong. She talks about you every day, she would have been an amazing mommy. Its crazy how things happen in this world. 
Love Carlie

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Posted by Stella Gillilan on October 8, 2014
I know you will always have a special place in your heart for Jaycee. May God bless you as you remember her kicking and know she was and is loved!
Posted by Stella Gillilan on October 7, 2012
Dear Jaycee, I never had the pleasure of getting to know you but I did have your mom in my class as she was blessed to carry you and she loved you very much. No, we do not understand why you did not get to stay with your mom and we may never understand but we can thank God for your being a child who was loved and we know you are in heaven. God bless you Jordan--love Mrs. G.
Posted by Ashley Crocker on December 26, 2011
Dear Jaycee,
You are the most BEAUTIFUL baby ever and i know your waitin an watching over your mother jordan . She has been strugglen an i know you would wont her to know your ok an that you and god are watching over her and that you will meet her when it is her time .LOVE YOU -aunt~ash-
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I'll Hold You in Heaven

Shared by Jordan Stephens on November 29, 2011

I'll Hold You in Heaven

 

From the very beginning I loved you,
As I made plans to hold you and rock you:
You were tiny and helpless as you lay in my womb,
But something went wrong and soon you were gone;
My young heart was broken, my tears fell like rain,
I'd never known such heartache and pain.

I'll hold you in heaven someday,
When my trials on earth pass away;
The angels have rocked you, the Father watches over you,
I know you're waiting for me;
I'll see you again someday

I can't wait to be with you again, I love you so much Jaycee.

Dear Jaycee

Shared by Jordan Stephens on November 29, 2011

Dear Jaycee,

I have been reading about a coping strategy in which I the mom, who lost her baby, should learn to communicate with you, my deceased baby in different ways than I would if you had lived; learn to make you a part of my life. This is a hard concept for me to take hold of, but I know I will never have any greater motivation. I think of you constantly and it's very sad. If I could make you a part of my everyday life in happy ways showing you roseblooms and hummingbirds, singing songs to you, perhaps some of that constant thought of you could make me happy and make you more proud of me. and who knows, maybe you are here with me and can see these words I am writing you. In these matters in which no one can prove otherwise, it only matters what I believe. I choose to believe that you and I can stay in touch until I join you on the other side. I love and miss you sweetie.

Love, Mommy

Memories

Shared by Jordan Stephens on November 1, 2011

 

I got pregnant in May 2011 but didn’t find out until September 9, 2011 and I was 20 weeks exactly. I found out that day at 11:19 am I was going to have a little girl. I was so excited. I knew that I wanted to raise my daughter as an athletic princess.  She could play sports and be a ballerina.  She would be tough and graceful.  She could wear cleats and be comfortable in dresses.  She would be like me, and at the same time, not like me.  This was my dream for her. At about week 22, I started feeling my daughter’s movements each day.  In the weeks following, I developed really bad water retention in my hands and feet. At each doctor’s appointment, I asked my ob/gyn about pre-eclampsia and complained about how bad the water retention was but my doctor said that it was normal. On October 4th, I noticed that she wasn’t really moving/kicking a lot but I just figured she was being lazy that day and she would be moving by the next day. Well, the next day she still was not moving and I noticed I was bleeding so I went straight to my doctor to be checked. When I arrived at the hospital, they took me back, checked me and Jaycee (baby), did an ultrasound, and didn’t detect any movement so they sent me to UAB. When I arrived at the hospital, I was quickly put into a room in the triage area of the Labor and Delivery department. They quickly put a fetal monitor on her head and found a pulse of 136. I was so happy. I had them call down to the registration desk to tell my sister that they found a pulse. I had never been so relived in my life. A few minutes later they hooked me up to the monitor and saw that my pulse was 136 so, therefore, the pulse they detected was mine, not hers. An ultrasound was then ordered and there was no movement. I was asked how I wanted to proceed, whether or not I wanted to go home to let nature take its course or if I wanted to be induced.   I said I wanted to be induced.  I could not imagine going home and delaying the birth. I was given some privacy while they got a delivery room setup.  I just broke down.  When I had calmed down enough to talk, I called my sister into the room with me.  She just gave me a hug and said that she was sorry. We both burst into tears. I was put in a room that was at the end of the L&D corridor, in hopes that we would be spared hearing live babies being born.  Unfortunately, it was a very busy day for babies to be born.  Every room was being used, which meant I’d be hearing many babies screaming as they entered the world. This would normally be a joyous occasion, but it would not be easy to hear when you are about to have a stillbirth. Before they induced me, I was given one more ultrasound by a different doctor just to confirm that Jaycee did not have a heartbeat. The result was the same.  I was then induced with pitocin. The next several hours are a blur. I just sat there waiting for active labor to start. Around three in the morning, I felt a tremendous amount of pain in my bowel area.  I called for a nurse.  She checked me and said that the baby had descended. It was time to push. At 6:11am on October 6th, Jaycee Brianne Stephens was born.  She weighed 2 pounds, 1 ounce and was 12 inches long. Minutes after the delivery, the doctor checked my placenta and said that it was abnormal.  It was the likely cause of her death.  The condition is called velamentous cord insertion.  My body had failed her. I was able to hold my daughter for as long as I wanted.  She was perfect.  She may not have been breathing, but she was perfect in every other way. I only took one picture of her and now I wish I had more. I also didn’t spend enough time with her, I wish I would have spent every minute I could have with her until they requested I give her up. I saw many doctors and nurses while at the hospital, but the doctor and the nurse who were there for the delivery were exceptional.  I cannot put into words how much it meant to me to have such an amazing doctor and nurse share this tragic experience with me. I was later given a death certificate but not a birth certificate.  She may not have been born alive, but she was still born.  I delivered her.  I delivered her stillborn.