Wolf Pup birth

Today is Wolf Pup’s birthday. He is 3! Happy Birthday, my little Wolf Pup!

Wow! I can’t believe how time has flown. It seems like just yesterday we were at the hospital bringing him into this world.

It’s funny how life gives you totally unexpected things. See, Wolf Pup wasn’t planned. A decade prior to his birth, shortly after our one year anniversary, we had welcomed two boys into our lives.

Alpha Male Jr. and Middle Male are nearly the same age. They were both born in the same year, exactly 10 months and 5 days apart. I was so overwhelmed with them that the thought of adding any more children to our lives was basically unbearable for me.

So, it was a surprise when I ended up pregnant with Wolf Pup. Here he was a whole decade younger than his two older siblings.

When Wolf Pup was born I took a six week leave of absence from work. Then for the first couple of weeks after he was born I kept contemplating not returning to work.

But for me work is a sanctuary. A place I can go where I can talk to adults. So I gave up my semi-dreams of staying home with him and returned to work. Wolf Pup has been in daycare ever since, but I don’t feel guilty anymore. He only goes to daycare 3 days a week.

He stays at home with me the remaining two days of the week, while I am on my days off. And then he spends the weekend with his Dad, while I work.

I still believe I made the right decision. Being a stay at home mom has never worked for me.

And today I’m glad to see what an amazing little boy Wolf Pup has turned into. He is very smart, talks amazingly well and is just starting to learn his ABC’s and numbers. I’m proud to see how he is turning out.

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