So, Plus One said I have to explain all of us. I’ll start with the kids – they’re more entertaining anyway.
Our eldest is Bubba. He’s 7. He’s the result of 3 years of trying for a baby, and giving up. I’ve already given you TMI before, but here comes more! I didn’t get a cycle for like 2 years. Then, it came back. Then, I thought it stopped again. I got like one period, and then nada again. I assumed it was just off having a vacation again. It was busy season (CPA here), so I figured stress, 80 hour work weeks, and lack of sleep was causing it. Plus One had gotten a new job, so we were moving from the Western Slope of Colorado back to the ‘burbs of Denver. Plus One asked me to take a test because he didn’t want me lifting bunches of heavy stuff if I was. I was mad that he wanted me to see another stark white test, so I peed on a stick. Boom. Two lines. I didn’t believe it, so made Plus One go buy like 3 more. All of them had 2 lines. We were pregnant!!!!
Bubba was born about 5 1/1 months later. He was one day past term, I just didn’t know I was pregnant for the first 2 1/2 months. That’s the way to go through pregnancy! He was dehydrated from birth and couldn’t’ maintain his temperature, so he was in the NICU for a few days. Then, we got him home. He had acid reflux, and didn’t sleep, but he was otherwise an easy baby. He was born with hypospadias, and had that corrected when he was 6 months old. The day after that surgery, he started crawling. That’s his personality. He was walking and running at about 11 months. I’ve been trying to keep up ever since.
He’s persistent. He gets back up and tries again, sometimes with tears. He’s sensitive and so sweet. He loves to cuddle, and loves to make us laugh. He’s smart as a whip. He inherited my grace, unfortunately. He did get more athletic ability than me (and possibly Plus One). He’s fast. He’s creative. He is passionate (when it interests him). He can clear a room when he farts, too. I’d also rival his burps against a grown man’s. I’m so proud.
He loves Monster Trucks, art, and superheroes. His dream right now is to be an artist who drives Monster Trucks. He sets up Monster Truck shows with his toy Monster Trucks and invites me to watch them. He’s even made me tickets for them as admission. He loves being a big brother, and is so caring and gentle with Smash-N-Break and Littles. He recently taught Smash-N-Break how to swing on our backyard play set. He’s so good about letting them be their superhero of choice on a kind-of even basis. He still is Batman quite a bit. He’ll take the time to drive Littles in the Power Wheel where he wants to go.
He got the good parts of Plus One and I, and seems to not have gotten too much of our bad. I’m so lucky that he chose me to be his mom.