Leaving a Legacy

Many of the friends we made in the weeks and months following Rayna’s death recently passed the two year anniversaries of their losses – and we are approaching that same date in just over a week. It is wild how fast two years goes by! Our friends all have such neat ways of remembering their babies and giving back to others in their honor: gardens, donated breast milk, improving hospital bereavement programs (particularly raising money for bereavement tools such as cuddle cots), and so much more. We are fortunate to have friends who love their children fiercely and show that love through generosity.

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Seven Months

Weight: 17 lbs, 5 oz
Length: 26.8 inches
Likes: Being outside, bubbles, watching big kids play
Dislikes: Broccoli
Clothing Size: He started the month still wearing 3-6 month clothes, but ended the month mostly in 6-9 month clothes.
Diaper Size: 2
Favorite Toy(s): Crinkly-paper toys
Skills: A lot of rolling over! He’s starting to get up on his hands and knees but hasn’t started crawling yet.
Eating: LT still loves breastmilk and eats plenty of ounces at daycare and still every 2-3 hours at home with Mommy. However, he also seems to be enjoying eating food. I’ve been making our baby food so far, and it is fun to experiment and see what he’ll like. His favorite so far seems to be sweet potatoes and bananas, but he’s also had oatmeal, avocado, peas, broccoli, pears, peaches, green beans, blueberry, watermelon, chicken, and more.
Sleeping: He has more good nights than bad nights. He sleeps through the night pretty often. Full disclosure, we aren’t doing anything different and don’t have any tricks or advice, it would seem he is just ready to sleep through the night. One night was even 10 hours!
Firsts: First tooth! Father’s Day
Mommy’s Highlight: Dressing him up and taking him to three weddings in the past month, he even hit up the dance floor with us (while sleeping) at a few of the weddings!
Daddy’s Highlight: Having LT on the sidelines cheering on the little league baseball games.

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