Buddy's name really isn't "Buddy." "Buddy" came from Hubby. Right after our son was born, he was put on machines and monitors and we couldn't hold him. They showed our son to me briefly right after delivery, then they whisked him away to work on him. I was taken down to my room, and our little preemie boy was put under the "big fry warmer" as we called it. Hubby went down to the nursery and took a video of our boy through the nursery window. I could hear the machines on the video, as well as Hubby's voice "Hey there little buddy... how you doin?" "Buddy" stuck.
After dinner last night, Hubby went out to mow the lawn. The kids were still eating, but when Buddy was done, he told me "Mom, I hafta get my shoes on and go outsi wif Daddy 'cuz me him buddy!"