Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I have two dogs, both 50 pounds, one is a chocolate lab and the other is a german shepherd/boxer/? mix. They are both big on snuggling and following us around (my mother says it's because we attachment parented them as puppies), and haven't really changed much since I got preggo. They don't seem to have an awareness of my enormous belly, and would gladly lie right on top of it if I didn't keep them off. We also have a kitty. She has acted very differently towards me since day 1. She likes to sleep on my chest now, and curls up next to me when I don't allow it. She was always friendly, but is more so now, and the changes don't apply to Dp. Actually, the past couple of days she's been acting really psycho and I wonder if it's due to my changing hormones since I'm (I hope I hope) about to go into labor.
All of the pets have loved having me home from work. I think that's probably their favorite part of this pregnancy thing. I don't know what's going to happen when we go to the hospital. . . or when we come back with two newborns! I think the dogs will like it once the kids start eating table food (and dropping it all over the floor).
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.