Baby Dominic

"Of all the rights of a woman the greatest is to be a mother." -Lin Yutang

My name is Sade' and I'm a part time college student, full time worker and last but not least, mother of two beautiful children. When I first found out I was pregnant with my daughter I couldn't believe it but yet I was very happy, each day went by and I couldn't wait to find out whether or not  the baby was a boy or girl. Finally at 20 weeks the doctor announced I would be having a girl well, a little mini me is what i described her as

BABY........ BABY............ AND MORE BABY! Lol


I was so happy and yet even more happy that my daughter looked just like me! I couldn't wait to start dressing my daughter up cute, I couldn't wait to hear her call me mama, I couldn't wait to be there every step of the way. Just to know I was going to have a piece of me walking around outside of my body just brought joy to my heart....




My daughter's dad and I had split right before she was born and just went our separate ways. I still gave my daughter the world and everything she wanted and needed. I took all  responsibility with support from family so that I can also still pursue my education and have a good career and future for my daughter and I.



My daughter is my world and best friend, she's the sweetest kid ever. She's loving, she like's her peppa pig, she enjoys writing and painting, she likes to dance to the tunes of baby shark, she can sing every word to johnny johnny, wheels on the bus, she knows her ABC's, I mean I can go on and on.. my daughter is my best friend.


............How I met Jose

My brother in law introduced me to this guy he used to work  with and i was skeptical only because I hadn't been in a relationship in a while and I was at a happy place in my life and I didn't know if this guy would accept me having a kid already. My brother came to me with the news that this guy wanted to see if he could take me on a date and that he had also already told him about my daughter. I thought to myself to just give it a chance maybe this could be the one sent from God.

This guy was one of the sweetest guys ever, like none I'd met before.  He was so patient with me, loving, and understanding. When I got comfortable enough to bring him around my daughter she loved him and instantly bonded. I thought to myself this could be the one, my family is finally going to be complete.


My daughter was getting older and we wanted her to have a sibling to grow up with and Joe wanted to also have a kid of his own as well.


We were over joyed that my second child was a boy. He was so handsome and looked just like my daughter. My Moosie boy is what I called him. His cheeks were so chunky very much like how my daughters were. He was the perfect little baby.. My Moosie loved to cuddle with his mama and watch Hitch with me LOL, Hitch was my favorite movie so me and Moosie watched hitch quite a few times...

My moosie boy was about to be two months 3/12/18 until a tragedy I never seen coming had happened...

Valley father accused of abusing infant; son not expected to survive 

I remember it like it was yesterday. I just had dropped my family of at the room. I kissed my daughter, I kissed my boyfriend, and finally, I kissed my Moosie as I  headed out for work. I got off work late and at this time I was working with my little sister whose children were baby sat at my moms house. My sister rode with me back and fourth to work and we headed to my moms house to pick up her children. As I was waiting for my sister to gather her daughters I fell asleep on the couch. I had not realized that I had fallen asleep until that next day. I woke up instantly and got fixed to head home. When I arrived home my boyfriend Joe was at the door and told me he had performed CPR on our son and that he had stopped breathing. I thought that Joe was over exaggerating like always and went over to check on my son. My son was laying down in his bassinet and he looked like he was napping as usual.

As I started to walk away from my son's bed my son  started some rapid arm movement and then suddenly stopped. I got frightened and asked Joe "what the heck was that?", Joe replied "see I told you" I picked my son up and he  began to straighten his legs out as if his stomach was bothering him. I thought that my son may have been gassy so I started to  try and burp him. Joe and my daughter then headed out to get cereal and milk for breakfast. When they left I looked my closely at my son to see that his face was pale, he was not responsive, and that he was getting cold. I immediately called 911.

When we got to the hospital my son had to get a breathing tube and an iv in him. His blood was tested and his body was scanned for numerous imaging. I finally got the news from the detective that my son had serious trauma to his brain and that he wasn't expected to survive. I thought to myself what the hell happened to him. How did I go from kissing my warm, cuddly baby before I had left from work to having him rushed to the hospital the next day. I was confused, I was hurt, and I needed answers.

The detectives suspected child abuse and I thought to myself how? He was left with Joe along with my daughter while working. I never expect the love of my life to abuse neither one of my kids, we was happy and even more happy to have Moosie, but it was true. Joe had confessed to the detectives that he had shook Dominic violently four different times that night, threw him across the room head first where he landed on a box of baby milk, picked him back up dropping him to the floor and stood on his head

The Drs. informed me of damaged tissue around my sons head and that he think its best for Dominic to not be on the machine. I was very hurt to hear bad news every time the drs came in to give me an update. I  felt like my heart just ripped out of my chest. I had a nervous breakdown. I couldn't stand the fact that I had just lost my son, my moosie. I waited nine months to meet my son to have him taken away from me so soon.

How could this happen to me? I usually hear this stuff on tv or in a movie, but this wasn't supposed to happen to me. My first son, my only son. It's still disbelief till this day.  How can I go about my day looking back to see one car seat when I know there is supposed to be two back there. How can I go about my day when I know I should go shopping for two kids but instead I  only do it for one. Listening to someone's baby cry in public or when I see my niece just only reminds me of my son. I feel so empty inside i don't know how to deal with this emotion of what has happened to my son. I feel hopeless to see my son in the hospital just slowly slipping away from me. I wish I could bring him back. I really do. I miss my son so much, its not a day that go by that I don't think about him. I love my son and he didn't deserve this at all.

This man that I thought was my soul mate,  my lover, the father to our son was nothing but a monster. He was supposed to protect my Moosie, be his role model, be the person he was supposed to come to to get that father and son advice. It makes no sense. I will never have another Dominic. He was my first son and it's nothing that can bring him back. I loved him so much, it hurts a lot.

My son's service will take place 3/17/18 and I'm in need of help with the finances to cover the funeral... anything helps and I know Dominic would have wanted something nice in remembrance of him. This hurts me as a mother deep in my heart I know a piece of me is gone forever. So if you feel it in your heart to give something to help my baby Dominic I would very much appreciate it. As all expenses are going towards my sons service.

Thank You

"Those special memories of you will always bring a smile, if only i could have you back for just  little while" -Anonymous

I Love You moosie


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