17 Days of Benny – Day 3

Day 3 – Month 3

By 3 months we were calling Benny ‘the dude’.  He was still smiling non stop, not really crying and stunned me by rolling over at his 10 week appointment in the doctors office.  We had some set backs too though.  He had been found to have a slight torticolus (where his neck is stronger on one side than the other) and twitch to his foot that sent us to UMASS for an EEG.  All turned out well, but Sandy always said that Benny was the one that would keep us guessing.

He spent lots of time outdoors with Darcy and I that summer and logged many miles in the stroller as I got ready for the 3 Day.  Parker followed me along the 60 mile route with both kids.  Benny was around 10 weeks old and thank goodness that he was a good nurser because I was able to make through the walk with quick nursing breaks.

During this time we also took our first (as a family of 4) camping trip with Tara and her family.  Yes, we slept in a tent and it was like hedonism with all of the naked kids running around.  We went swimming in the lake and brought Benny in, who didn’t protest, but seemed to enjoy the cooler water.  He was still our super chill dude.

At about this time his mohawk was in full effect too.  Both of our children seemed to have the most unruly hair!

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Author: sheriroaf

Sheri Roaf is the mother of four wonderful children who turned to blogging after her 17 month old son Bennett passed away unexpectedly. Through her writing she has found a way to help herself and her family move forward in the face of tragedy.

4 thoughts on “17 Days of Benny – Day 3”

  1. These posts are making me melt. ❤ Keep 'em coming! I am due right near Benny's Birthday. This is bringing so much back from when my own son was born. . What a sweet little guy. I only wish my son was a chill as yours lol.


  2. oh my goodness. I love this post. What a sweetie pie he was!! And camping? I have been trying to imagine camping with a trailer.. still not sure I’d come back sane! This post made me laugh.. I hope this 17 days idea is helping you smile, too.


    1. Thanks Tara! It is, it’s important for me to write everything down before my life (and memory) all become a jumbled up mess. I often times already confuse Darcy from Benny and who did what when. I feel much better documenting his life a bit.


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