I am due with baby boy #2 in December. It’s still a little surreal, even with the baby bump and all. Oh, but I know what a slap of reality it will be–something you can’t really prepare for. You just jump and hope you come out unscathed. Today I had a mini-preview of what it will be like to have two boys with a couple of years between them. These guys are 28 months apart. My son and the new bubbula will be a bit farther apart, 3 years and 4 months. I hear all the time from mothers of little boys how nice it is that they have a brother and that they will have a blast, play together and wind up being best friends–which is so nice to hear. The little bro today was up for anything. He was all smiles and ready to take any direction from me. His big brother, on the other hand, was a harder nut to crack. I even encouraged the poopy jokes but to no avail. What got him smiling, however, was me asking if he wanted dolls and other girlie toys for his birthday. “Noooooooo!”-with a slightly embarrassed laugh and grin. We ended the shoot in the row boat once the sun got closer to the horizon which unfortunately meant the ‘noseeums’ were in full effect and “buggin” everyone! So we had to get those last shots quickly, silly as they were.