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A rainbow blanket for a rainbow baby

In spring 2016 I found out one of my best friends was expecting her first baby.  Blanket knitting ensued - the first two were lost (I am still hurting over that) and I finished the third (a replacement for one of the AWOL ones) before I found out that the baby was stillborn just a few weeks before his due date.  The parents didn't want to receive gifts meant for their baby - they asked for the blanket to be donated somewhere, and I gave it to the local hospital charity.  
My fingers have always been tightly crossed that my friend and her husband would conceive again - I know how much they desperately want a child, a living child.  So I was utterly, utterly delighted to find out that B was pregnant again, with a much longed-for rainbow baby.
From Kicks Count: "A 'rainbow baby' is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.  In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting bet…

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