Newport Beach, CA, USA
This happened to a friend of mine too, baby died just days before she was due to be delivered. Your niece had keepsakes, something to prove there was a Laurel. That is good. Your poem is very sensitive and well written. Good job.
BTW, there are happy stories....one of my closest friends lost a baby at 4 months, was devestated.....a week later when she went to the doctor for a follow up, they heard a heartbeat...there had been twins and they didn't know it, Today that baby is a healthy 7 year old......and a very special blessing.