H-Bear is three today! Where has that time gone? It only seems like yesterday that I was grinning at him on the sofa, while the midwives got on with their paperwork, after the most amazing home birth. You can read his birth story here.
It’s been a wonderful, but challenging three years. H-Bear has definitely put us through our parenting paces, with his silent reflux and then further diagnosis of CMPA and soya allergy. He didn’t sleep for the first 10 months of his life, but now he seems to adore sleep – and is still napping! (Although I’ve probably cursed that now!)
He has been thriving at his nursery for almost a year, and we’ve made the difficult decision to move him to a preschool in our village come September so he can get used to the school environment, and be with the friends he’ll be starting school with next year. It’s a decision that makes me feel quite emotional really as we adore his nursery, and regular readers may remember how long we searched for the perfect nursery… but we’ll be sending Bun there in a couple of years time, so we won’t be losing touch completely. It’s just the sort of environment I wish all children could remain in until they’re a bit older.
I’ve been publishing 6-monthly interviews with Busby for about two years now, so in-keeping with tradition, it’s time to start this with H-Bear.
What is your name? *says first name*
How old are you? Three
Who is/are your best friend(s)? Busby, Mummy, Daddy, Bertie… and *reels off list of all grandparents’ names*
What is your favourite toy? Doggy and Mim-Mim.
Where is your favourite place to go? Bouncy castle class! Also, swimming.
What is your favourite thing about having a sister? Playing with her.
What is your favourite thing about having Bertie? He’s funny.
What is your favourite colour? Blue.
What is your favourite fruit? Strawberries.
What is your favourite food? Sausages!
What is your favourite smell? Cake!
What makes you happy? Bubbles.
What makes you sad? Um… I don’t know.
What makes you scared? Nothing.
What is your favourite book? Shoe Baby, 10 Little Dinosaurs and Mr Greedy and the Gingerbread Man!
What is your favourite word to say? ‘Ginormous’
What is your favourite television programme? Messy Goes to Okido.
What is your favourite animal? Doggies!
What is your favourite thing to go on at the playground? The swings and the slide.
What is your favourite song? Bicycle (by Queen). Also, The Greatest Snowman (Showman).
What is your favourite thing about nursery? Playing with my friends. I love my nursery.
What would you like to be when you grow up? Bigger and bigger!
What do you think your favourite thing will be about being 3? Bear cake!
Happy Birthday my lovely H-Bear. Please stop growing up so quickly!