I have a niece J that was pregnant with her second child L and his heart just stopped beating. She went through labor and delivered him. She got to hold him even though he was not full term you could still see he was a baby.
Her first child A has an imaginary friend she has had even before J became pregnant with L. One day, at the grave yard, A was running around and playing. She was talking to someone so J asked her what she was doing. She said she was playing with L.
J is expecting another child-a girl. When she asks A to put something in the new baby's room, A will say "Do you mean L"s room?"
A also found a rock that looked like a heart in some rocks on her brother's grave. She told her mom it was a heart from L. A still talks about him just as if he would have been brought home form the hospital and is a part of the family.
I feel he is a part of the family. We may not have ever been able to hold him but we loved him from the moment we knew he was going to be born. I feel he is our angel that is waiting for us all to be together someday and watching over us until that time comes. I just wonder if A is gifted and really sees things. Her mom does not press the issue about the imaginary friend. She has a name for him and can tell you what he looks like.
I have tried putting the name she says in the computer but nothing comes up. The child is only 4 now and sometimes they can not say things the right way so I guess I will just wait and see if and what might happen in the future.