I call him Almost Mine because, well, he’s like one of my children. ‘Cept for that whole – he didn’t come out of my birth canal thing….
I can remember the call vividly from iNik to tell me about him. I was there in the ultrasound room when we learned it was a boy. (Which was really good news because Lordy, if you had only seen the size of his feet then!) I was there when he took his first breath. And it was I who cut the cord and freed him from his mother. Someday he’ll thank me for that because, I mean, how embarrassing to have to drag your mother with you everywhere.
I’ve held him, I’ve nursed him (desperate times call for desperate measures), I’ve kissed his boo-boos, I’ve rocked him to sleep, I’ve watched him hit his milestones, I’ve watched him grow up, and I’ve loved him every minute of his life like he was mine.
2002 – he made an appearance at his own baby shower! Early bird catches the worm.
2003 – Almost Mine and Bug are 5 months apart. They are like a set of twins.
2004 – Halloween. Who are those girls, and doesn’t their mother ever brush their hair??????
2005 – Ground Hog Day party
2006 – Mountain View, AR vacation
2007 – Easter Egg Hunt
2008 – Almost Mine adores Zman so when Zman got his mohawk, so did he.
Today he turns 7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Almost Mine!