Bringing a child into this world is a dream that many young husbands and wives have. My brother and his beautiful wife were no exception. They spent the last 38 weeks preparing for the arrival of their beautiful baby girl and in one moment, everything changed. I couldn't put into words any better the journey and rollercoaster of emotions that Price and Kendra have endured this past week, so below is a beautifully written message that best explains their journey in their own words......
Dear Friends and Family
As some of you may already know, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Baby Harper earlier this week due to complications. The following hopefully will fill in the blanks to any pieces of information you may not have:
On January 11th I went for my 37th week check up, everything seemed fine but our sweet girl was measuring a little small. My doctor recommended that we get an extra ultrasound just to make sure that everything was okay.
January 16th at 7:00am; The ultrasound did show her measuring small but there seemed to be no alarm. At 9:18am we received a call to come the office at 11:00am to discuss the ultrasound and start an induction. By the time we made it to see the doctor our little girls heart beat was already gone.
On January 18th at 6:15pm;
I brought HARPER MALULANI MATTESON's body into the world to say goodbye face to face. After delivery they could now see that probable cause was a marginal insertion of the umbilical cord in the placenta.
She in the most beautiful, sweetest baby girl and got all her looks from her daddy.
So, with family and close family friends we said goodbye for now but we will see you again in heaven. Play hard up there and don't worry about us. Someday we will hold you again, see you smile and hear your joyful laugh, playing, singing and reading books together for eternity.
Kendra & Price Matteson
We are all grateful for the opportunity we had to love on our sweet niece, even if only for a brief moment. Harper has already impacted so many lives and it is a blessing to have her as a part of our eternal family. As my brother and his sweet wife begin a new chapter of a story that is much different than they had planned, we turn to you, our friends and family for continued prayers for strength, love, understanding and patience over the coming days, weeks and months. If you also find your heart strings being pulled into wanting to do something more for these two amazing young people we would ask that you give to this fund that has been put together for them to alleviate the stress of hospital bills and any other stresses that may arise over the coming days and weeks. We graciously and prayerfully thank you all for the love and prayers you've shown these past few days. Please feel free to post messages and prayers thru this page for them and we would just ask that we give them the respect of time and privacy over the coming days. Thank you again for your love and support❤
- Mike&Karin Karangelen
- Leroy Christensen
- Tawna & Co.
- Sarah Boelcke
- Ben Roundy
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