Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Meeting the Dogs

Before Ava was born, we were very curious about how the dogs would react to the baby. Luckily we had nothing to worry about, because Stella and Louie love their little sister :).

To prepare for bringing Ava home, Josh brought one of her blankets from the hospital back to house when he made a trip home. We had also read that it is best for the "Pack Leader"...aka bring in the baby in the door. So, when we got home, I came in first and Josh waited a few minutes so the dogs could calm down a bit. Then he brought in their new sister.

The dogs were very curious about what Dad brought home! It was so sweet to see them with her.

Things have gone very well with the dogs since that initial meeting. Stella smells Ava on occasion, and pretty much just leaves her alone. On the other hand, Louie is super protective of her and wants to know where Ava is at all times. He comes into the nursery with me at night when I nurse her, and sits at my feet the whole time. He also gets very concerned when Ava cries, and even comes to find me if I am in the other room.

I can't wait to see Ava interact with her "siblings" as she gets older :).

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My name is Catherine, but most of my friends call me Cat. I was born and raised in Austin, went to TCU, and ended up in Dallas for law school (where Josh and I met). I decided that being an attorney was not my cup of tea and pursued a career in legal marketing. I am now a mother of two attempting to balance family with a full-time job, which is always an adventure. I love: my sweet babies, handsome husband, very large family, and fabulous friends; trying new restaurants; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; The Bar Method; pajamas; Topo Chico; reading; coffee; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows and podcasts; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese boards; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; The Texas Rangers; fresh flowers; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; porch-sitting; ranch dressing; throwing parties; and my job. I hate: working-mom guilt; snakes; heights; waking up early; ignorant people; stomach bugs; paper cuts; green fruit; snoring; bad hair days; the sound of people eating (Misophonia); scary movies; bad drivers; pulpy OJ; trimming baby fingernails; and Miracle Whip. That pretty much sums it up.


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