Post # 1
So I’ve been in this world of academics where not too many people have kids in their 20s and so haven’t been around many kids or babies lately. But we’ve fostered lots and lots of tiny puppies in the past year. My weird pregnancy dreams have all been about puppies and dogs lately, I think my subconscious thinks I’m having a puppy and not a human baby, so weird. I’m sure once the little girl gets here I’ll realize she’s a baby, I just hope I don’t hear her cry in the middle of the night and habit kicks in and go take her outside like we do with the puppies when they’re whining for their midnight potty outings.
Post # 3
That’s funny. I already treat my dog like a baby. My huband and I were hanging out with two couples with babies. They of course kept talking about their babies and I was suprised how much I could relate with my dog. They talked about singing to their babies (I totally sing to my dog all the time), looking at the gross poo to make sure it’s healthy, etc.
Post # 4
@artbee: Yeah we have one friend with a toddler in town and I always find myself thinking yeah us too, when they tell a story about their kid. I don’t usually say anything except for once in awhile because I don’t want to offend them by comparing the two too often.
Post # 5
That’s funny. I am sure you only learned good things/ good influcences and experiences from raising dogs that you can positively apply to your darling child. No worries!
Post # 6
heh, sometimes I feel like taking care of a young child IS like taking care of a puppy! There are many similarities, believe it or not! But I’m sure you won’t take your baby outside for potty though, even out of habit 🙂
Post # 7
At least your habits are better than ours – our 5 year old dog has started crying in the middle of the night (since I’ve been pregnant) and it’s for no reason – usually we just put in earplugs and go back to sleep.
Post # 8
Lol, that’s so cute! I’m sure you’ll be fine with a baby; newborns and puppies are actually a lot alike as far as time night wakings, needing lots of attention/time, etc… 🙂
Post # 9
Haha! That is too funny!
I do think there are aspects of raising my dog that I think, hmm I will have to do that when I have kids!
Post # 10
if MOST children were as well behaved as my dog it would be a better place