Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gabriel "Peanut" Hermanson

Written July 2006 (warning: pictures of Gabriel included at bottom of post, may be offensive to some so continue as you wish)

Mommy just had her 21st birthday and the next week she got a surprising gift...a positive pregnancy test!!! Her and Daddy were quite shocked but when the shock wore off, they became very excited to meet you. Everyone was excited to meet you; your grandparents, aunts and uncles, and all of our friends. Mommy went in to get your first picture ever ultrasound at about 12 weeks. You were so cute and small, from that day on you were known as our lil peanut! Every day Daddy would rub Mommy's tummy and ask "How's peaunt doing today?" Mommy's tummy started to grow and grow and Daddy loved to tease her and feel you kick her at night! In May we finally started to do some shopping to get ready for your big arrival in July. Your room was going to be full of cute lil jungle animals...Daddy was going to set up the bassinet in our room soon too!

At the end of May, we took a trip with Daddy's family and you were very active in the car...kicking Mommy's ribs like crazy. A few days later, Mommy went in for a checkup and the doctor couldn't find your heartbeat. Instantly tears came to Mommy's eyes. They sent her in for an ultrasound and there was no movement and no heartbeat...the technician started to cry too. They told Mommy that you had passed away. Mommy was speechless, she just cried...How could this be happening, she had just felt you kick last nite???? Mommy called grandma & grandpa Ahlberg and Daddy too. Daddy rushed to be with Mommy and grandma Ahlberg came as soon as she could. Great aunt Mary came to comfort Mommy while she waited. Everyone was so heartbroken...we only had about 7 weeks to wait!

The next morning Mommy, Daddy, grandma Ahlberg, grandpa Hermanson, and auntie Renae went to the hospital and Mommy was induced. It was the longest day of our lives. Finally at 2:32 a.m. on June 3rd, 2006 you arrived...our precious lil baby boy. 3 lbs 3 oz. and 17 inches long. Mommy held you and we looked over your tiny body with tear filled eyes. You were perfect...perfect lil hands and feet. Everything about you was so perfect except that you weren't breathing and your heart was
n't beating. You had Daddy's blonde hair, handsome just like your dad. We named you Gabriel P. Hermanson. We chose Gabriel because you're our angel up in heaven and your middle initial as P. because you will always be our sweet lil peanut!

We had a memorial service for you the following Friday...we laid you next to your uncle Mitchell. Surely you are in good hands and are being well taken care of. Just know that Mommy cannot wait until the day we meet in heaven and she can rock her lil sweetheart in her arms once again! We will never forget you and will always always love you Gabriel.


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