Things Continue On

I never thought the phrase “Y chromosone detected” could bring me tears to my eyes, but after my father passed way this year and we decided that if we were having a boy to name him after him (and, incidentally, myself) it just seems like a nice continuation of things to eventually have another little Frankie running around.

So next May Buttercup will be getting a little baby brother, and the Fleming family continues to expand… until it eventually overtakes the world!

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  1. Be careful. 2 kids are 4 times the trouble as 1. 3 kids is where the diaper hits the fan because they’re 8 times as much trouble. If one of the babies is a boy, then you must double everything so now, you’re in 8 times as much trouble and a 3rd child will be 16 times as much work. It’s pretty scary when you think about it. I have a friend with 7 boys and a girl so he and his wife are basically feeding and housing a pack of wolves.

    But a Buttercup-sized person with a little brother is pretty cute. Especially when they try to get the baby to eat. You will need to purchase a tarp and a trough.

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  2. The second child does up the degree of difficulty in parenting… but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Congrats on having a name sake, I’m actually the third and was somehow able to talk my wife into naming our son the fourth.

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  3. Congratulations. The State has programs to help parents, voluntarily or involuntarily. You will qualify for increased EBT benefits. 10% discount for the second child in daycare. Parent Aides. Parent Peers. Therapy. Mentors. And guess what? IT’S ALL FREE!!!!!! Sort of…

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  4. Congrats to you and the lovely SarahK. Can we call Buttercups new bro Butterball? (I can’t believe this comment string went 16 deep before this made it in).

    A tie score is great (I have 2 of each), but the more Butterball (see, it just rolls off the keyboard) is like you, the more cherished Buttercup will become to you. She will soon realize this, and own daddy for the rest of your days.

    Good luck to you both.

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  5. Very happy for you! I have a 6yo girl, 2.5yo boy, and 7mo. old girl. Man is the boy ever a !@#$load more work than either of the two girls. I love my son, but soon you too will be able to say that buttercup suckered you in to having another one!

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  6. Congratulations! Every family is different as you’ve noticed. My 1 daughter is a lot more work than her 3 brothers combined! well… Ok, her youngest brother might give her a run for her money… 🙂

    My brother is the 5th and his son is the 6th. The 3rd didn’t quite make it long enough to see the 6th.

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  7. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My Mom always said she wished she could have had her 2nd, first…probably cause the “nerves” are gone with the 2nd. (She ended up having 6 of us – Being of good Irish stock, as she was !)

    Talk about…. “When one door closes, another opens”!
    My Mom died this year just before we found out she will become a great-grandmother next March, because her oldest grandchild is awaiting the birth of his son…When I heard the news about the baby, the chorus of the song from Blood Sweat & Tears “And When I Die” kept popping into my mind.

    Your Dad whispered in God’s ear and sent you a gift!!

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  8. Sounds like the beginning of a political dynasty, be careful of having a second son, as that creates a power struggle and political power struggles between brothers never end well for the father.

    Anywho congratulations!

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  9. Great job. I’ll warn you, parenting a boy is completely different than parenting a girl. Do your best to forget everything you learned about how kids act, because boy are idiots if your oldest is a girl. (Likewise, if your first is a boy, girls are drama queens, you aren’t prepared for.)

    At any rate, in about 6 years or so, I hope to see you have him in a Cub Scout Tiger Cub uniform. 🙂

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