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I have always been an artist and have a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree. I am happily married and a mommy to 2 boys and a daughter. The name "Bugaboo" is a term of endearment or nickname that I use for my children.

I decided to make pregnancy/infant loss memory jewelry in honor of my son Alex who died from a “cord accident” when I was 37 weeks pregnant with him.

The doctors described my pregnancy as "perfect." However, on November 7, 2005, three weeks shy of my due date, that would change and my world would come crashing down on me. The day before his birth I had noticed that I was in active labor. I knew I was in labor because I had done it twice before and without incident. I hadn’t noticed that the baby had stopped moving I honestly thought he had just settled down due to the labor. When I called the doctor that evening to inform her that I hadn’t felt…

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  • Born on January 26
  • Joined January 14, 2009

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I have always been an artist and have a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree. I am happily married and a mommy to 2 boys and a daughter. The name "Bugaboo" is a term of endearment or nickname that I use for my children.

I decided to make pregnancy/infant loss memory jewelry in honor of my son Alex who died from a “cord accident” when I was 37 weeks pregnant with him.

The doctors described my pregnancy as "perfect." However, on November 7, 2005, three weeks shy of my due date, that would change and my world would come crashing down on me. The day before his birth I had noticed that I was in active labor. I knew I was in labor because I had done it twice before and without incident. I hadn’t noticed that the baby had stopped moving I honestly thought he had just settled down due to the labor. When I called the doctor that evening to inform her that I hadn’t felt any kicking that day, she told me to go ahead and come in but their wasn’t any real urgency or concern in her voice at that time. Despite my intuitions and feelings, I was somehow comforted by her reassuring words and was excited to finally meet this little guy. I called my husband who was out of town on business and told him that I was headed to the hospital and that I would call him as soon as they admitted me. When I got there the nurse could not find Alex's heart beat. She called the doctor to confirm her diagnosis and as soon as the ultrasound wand was placed on my swollen belly I could immediately see that their was no heartbeat. And then I heard those awful words that no parent should ever hear, those cruel heartbreaking words, "There’s no heartbeat, the baby is gone." I can actually say I have recorded the exact moment my heart broke. Alex was 8 pounds, 21 inches long and BEAUTIFUL. Although my husband and I only held him a short time, his face will forever be etched on my heart.

No one should have to walk this path alone and I am committed to supporting families through the tragic loss of a precious child. I will never see my son grow up to be the man I know he could have been. So I create these beautiful mementos for families who have walked and continue to walk this journey of grief in my quest to preserve my own son’s memory and make sense of his life and death. It is his legacy…

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