This memorial website was created in the memory of our precious angel, Mason Robert Neu who was born on April 06, 2008 and passed away on July 21, 2008 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. We love him and miss him so very much! He remains in our hearts and will be remembered always!
We found out we were pregnant with Mason on August 2, 2007. He was the first grandchild on his Daddy's side and the second grandson on his Mommy's. Mommy knew she was having a little boy, not sure how but she knew and on November 21, 2007 we found out she was right. Mommy had such a wonderful and healthy pregnancy, she couldn't believe how easy everything was. We loved watching Mommy's belly grow and feeling him move around, which he did A LOT!
At 4:06AM on April 6, 2008, we welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world! He weighed in at a healthy 7lbs 10oz and 21 inches long and couldn't be any more perfect! The first thing Mommy thought when she saw him was wow tiny he was and oh how much he looked like his Daddy. He was born with a full head of beautiful strawberry blonde hair and was just the most gorgeous baby we had ever seen!
Mommy got to stay home with him every day and we had such a good time together. We hung out with our puppy, played, took walks, naps and visited friends and family whenever we got the chance. Mommy would joke around and tell Mason "You are my little best friend" When Daddy was home we did everything together. Mason always wanted to be held, he was the happiest in our arms. He loved taking walks and was so content just checking everything out. He was very alert for his age. He also loved his baths and just hung out cooing and smiling while Mommy or Daddy washed him. He had the cutest personality, smiled and laughed often, but knew what he liked and what he didn't and he'd definitely let you know! We couldn't be any happier and thought of our life was just perfect with this new little guy.
Before Mason was born, we had made the decision to move back to his Daddy's home state, so that we could buy a house and give him a better life closer to family. On the weekend of July 18, 2008 we packed up our stuff and headed to Minnesota. Daddy drove the Uhaul with our dog, Maddie and Mommy and Mason flew on an airplane on July 19, 2008. Mommy was a bit nervous flying with him as she wasn't sure how he would be, but he was so wonderful (with the help of his favorite, Baby Einstein) and was amazed on how well he did on the two different flights! What a big boy he was becoming!
On Sunday, July 20th, we unpacked the Uhaul and went out to lunch with Daddy's friends. Mason slept for most of lunch then let us know he was awake, so Mommy got him out of his car seat and sat him on her lap. First thing he did was grab for the silverware and plates! Mommy pushed them out of his reach and thought to herself, what a big boy he was becoming!
That night, Daddy put Mason to bed. When Mommy woke up in the middle of the night to check on him, she knew right when she saw him that he was already gone. Daddy and Grandpa tried to revive him, but we knew in our hearts it was too late. We called 911, but there was nothing they could do, our sweet little boy went to heaven on the very early morning of July 21, 2008. The priest from Mason's grandparent's church came to the house and baptized him. It felt like we were in a nightmare and sometimes still does... That was the worst day of our lives! We love our precious Mason so much and miss him terribly!
***We have found out that they are classifyiing Mason's death as SIDS! We are now dedicated in helping spread awareness of SIDS and raising funds for the continued research, to find a cause and cure of this silent killer!***