This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Nickocie Reed , born on May 4, 2000 and passed away on January 28, 2001. We will remember him forever.

Nickocie was welcomed into the world by parents Chad and Jamie Reed. He was also joined in heaven by his father just a few short years after his passing.

Nickocie was a happy baby, his smile was contagious. His laugh was the sweetest sound. His nickname was KocieBug, Kocie for short. This precious little boy may have only been with us for 8 months, (5 days shy of 9 months) but he was loved by many and found a place in many hearts.

KocieBug will always be remembered by his loved ones, family and friends. Though his time here with us was not long, not near long enough. Those 8, almost 9 months were filled with love, laughter and cherished memories. 

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My Sweet AngelBaby

When I found out I was pregnant I was esctatic. I was The first time I heard his heartbeat, (and every time after) was music to my ears ! Every time I felt him move and kick was the most incredible feeling I'd ever felt. Seven months into my pregnancy I found out that I was having a baby boy ! I was head over heels in love from the moment I knew he was growing inside my belly. On May 4th 2000, at 2:32p.m. I met my sweet baby boy. Words cannot describe the happiness or the love that I felt at that moment. The love between mother and child is a different love, a love like no other. I never knew love like this existed until they placed him in my arms. I spent nine months loving this tiny being growing inside me, falling more in love each passing day. The moment I finally met him I was overwhelmed with the incredible love, the love between Mother and Child. 

The months we shared together were like a dream. Being his Mommy was the best feeling I'd ever felt. I found out I was expecting Nickocie's brother when Nickocie was only a few months old. I was so excited. Brothers only about a year apart in age. They were destined to be best friends. I never imagined they would never get a chance to meet each other. I never imagined that my hopes and dreams of having two little boys close in age, growing up together as not only brothers but also best friends would be just dreams and images of what could have been. Images of what was supposed to be. I never imagined that my youngest son would grow up only seeing pictures and hearing stories of his big brother. No parent ever imagines losing their baby. In the blink of an eye hopes, dreams and part of your heart can be shattered, gone. 

It has been 17 years since my beautiful baby boy went to heaven. 17 years since he became an angel. Like any parent that loses a child, we're never the same after such a loss. I still miss him and think about him every single day. I still imagine what life would be like if he were here with us. I lay awake at night trying to picture what he would look like now. He would be 18 years old. I still cry and grieve. I always will. I spend hours thinking about all of the things in life he never got to do, experience, things he had yet to see and learn. 

Though the pain of losing a child is unbearable. Though a piece of my heart, a piece of me went with him when he left this life. I believe that he was an angel all along. I know that God had a different plan for him. I tried to imagine a heaven without babies, that wouldn't feel like heaven to me. I know my sweet AngelBaby is watching over me. I know we'll be together again when God is ready to call me home. Though my heart aches for my precious KocieBug, I know he has his halo and wings and is safe in heaven. Here on Earth he learned to crawl but I know up in heaven he learned to fly

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Shared by Jamie Reed on March 11, 2019

When Nickocie came home from the hospital he only woke up twice throughout the night to eat. By two weeks old he was sleeping from around 10pm until around 7am. He was such a calm pleasant baby from day one.

Nickocie came home from the hospital holding his head up pretty well. He was always wanting to look around and see what was going on 

Around 2 1/2 months Nickocie started to roll from back to belly. He wasn't wasting any time reaching milestones. By 6 months he was rolling completely over.

Nickocie said his first word at about 6 months old. Of course it was "DaDa". "MaMa" wasn't far behind. He also learned to say "Bye" ("Ba") . 7-8 months, When we would get company and they'd leave he would wave and say "Ba".

At around 6 1/2 months old Nickocie started to army crawl. By 7 months old he was crawling everywhere.

Right around 7 1/2 months Nickocie began pulling himself up and standing along the furniture. He was a little wobbly but so determined.

8 months old and Nickocie realized he could walk along the furniture. For such a little boy he had determination, and learned things so quickly.

8 months (5 days shy of 9 months), Nickocie took his very first and only three steps. Unfortunately he fell and hit his head and ended up with a goose egg on his forehead. But I think my baby wanted Mommy to see her biggie boy walk before he learned to fly.

He was teething but his first tooth never came fully through. I think he was making up for the teeth but learning everything else early. His hair was coming in perfectly, such a beautiful blondish color. His eyes stayed the prettiest color of blue. 

These memories, each milestone, I cherish like priceless treasure. When I long for the things he never got to learn or do I remember each little milestone, each little things he did learn and do. I try to be grateful for the moments I did get to cherish.