Pets and Kids?
Do you have pets? How did/do they act with your kids?
We have been fortunate enough to have really great experiences. Our dog got much more protective when I got pregnant, and is very protective of the kids, but shows them no aggression - only the people that touch them without first hugging me or my husband. She doesn't bite, but she makes it clear she is very unhappy with them touching our babies. We also have a cat that we got shortly after Hayden was born. She is amazing and tolerates so much "love" from the kids.
I know when I was pregnant for the first time, we really stressed a lot about how the dog (and the cats we had at that time) would handle an addition to the family. Is that something you worried about? What did you do to prepare your pets for a baby?
Sebastian also believes he needs to be held, too. And likes to be held with his head on my shoulder (just like my son). I suppose my children are a bit spoiled.
We want to get a bigger dog later. I am wanting a Golden Retriever because they are excellent with children or a Labrador.
My dogs and our cat (before he passed away), would love on my belly, especially our cat. He would wrap his arms around my belly and place his head wherever my son was at--it was so sweet. He also slept with my step-daughter and would play with her when she was over. We miss him, dearly.
When we arrived home with my son, we showed the dogs the baby. They sniffed him, wagged their tails, and got excited. We didn't have a problem with them and the new edition--other than Sebastian wanting to share my lap.