Leap years only come around a few times a decade. Leap Day is not widely celebrated unless your birthday happens to fall on it. UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania celebrated the arrival of Leap Day, when it dressed up all its newborns in tiny, crocheted grasshopper hats to get them ready to leap right into March. 

Leap Day Baby

To commemorate the special day, Alec Traub and Anne Sutton, wife of the late Scott Sutton, co-author of I Love You Like, are donating copies of the book to Magee families on the Mother-Baby unit and in NICU through Leap Day this year.

Leap Day Baby

According to UPMCs Instagram page, “Before Scott passed, he wrote this book with Alec (his best friend) and dedicated it to his young son. The book follows the story of a young grasshopper who repeatedly interrupts his work-bound dad with the important question, “How much do you love me?”

Leap Day Baby


—Jennifer Swartvagher


Photos: UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital via Instagram


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