Tim says he knew I was pregnant a few weeks earlier when we went to see my nephew who was born very premature. I was acting a tad erratic (a.k.a b!tchy) and emotional.
Don't tell the other kids I said this but my pregnancy with him was probably the easiest. Yes, I was still working but we had a gym at the office and I walked and did yoga during the entire pregnancy. I ate the best and gained the least amount of weight.
G was born via c-section and my recovery was pretty good. But let's just say pain meds were my friend.
He latched on in the hospital and didn't let go until he was 14 months old. He never drank a bottle. Sometimes I think back on that and cannot believe it. I remember sitting up and crying in bed in the middle of the night when he was about 6 weeks old and saying I couldn't do it anymore, I was so tired from feeding him all the time. I also had a nasty bout of mastitis when he was about 3 months old. NO. FUN.
But we made it through and to this day he is my most snuggly, kissy, huggy child.
And today he is 5 years old.
These days he is writing his own name, becoming a pro at being both a little and big brother and continuing to turn heads with the dimples the nurses noticed right away when he was born.
A few weeks ago he was going on about his latest "crush" in his pre-school class and I asked him "What about so-and-so?" (a different girl he had been talking about the week before). He sighed and said, "Oh Mom, I'm just going to marry ALL the girls!!"
He might be right. Even the adult ones swoon over him.
They don't live with him.
He is most certainly my biggest challenge (however this last week he is possibly being superseded by his 2.5 year old sister. Yeah.)
I see him growing out of many of the things he has done before, like the whining that used to be his favorite past time. I am pretty sure he's going to be ready to start Kindergarten in a few short months and although I think it's going to be a big adjustment, I see him thriving there. And you know, finding even more girl friends.
I decided to do a little interview and I'm sure someday G will love to look back at his own answers.
What is your favorite color? Blue
Who is your best friend? Nailah (a girl at school)
What is your favorite movie: Star Wars (don't think he has actually ever seen a movie, maybe just some scenes from one...)
What do you want to be when you grow up? A bike rider
What is your favorite food? Spaghetti with meatballs (I made this tonight so... normally I would think his answer would be some sort of dessert.)
What is your favorite drink? Root beer
What is your favorite store? Target
What do you like to do with Mommy & Daddy? play on the computer
What do you like to do with Ben? play Legos
What do you like to do with Katie? play Legos
What kind of party are you having on Saturday? A Lego Jumping Party!!!
Happy Birthday to my snuggly, cute, sweet, talkative, exuberant Little G! I love you, my Gavie Gavster!!