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    Default Re: Well no new fur baby for me this year :(

    The best advice I can give to you is take it slow. I have three kids (ages 8, 4,3) and I'm babysitting my newborn niece. This may sound weird, but I asked my sister for one of my nieces blankets, one that had not been washed so that it still smelled like her. I gave it to Rosie so that she could start recognizing her 'scent'. Then each day I let Rosie come in and smell Emma for a few minutes, gradually increasing the time they were together (atleast in the same room). I also used a baby gate and kept the baby in the room with me and let Rosie and our other dog (who couldn't give two licks about a new baby) have the roam of the house but they were still close enough to hear and see and smell the baby. So when the baby cried Rosie was able to get used to hearing it, without me worrying about how she could harm the baby (not worried about biting, worried about her jumping on the baby). Rosie doesn't have a mean bone in her body, but you can never be too careful when it comes to a newborn and a #65, bullheaded bulldog I have only owned one bulldog, but I can tell you that she has been wonderful with the baby-and you know they're good with older kids. Only thing I can say is that she was VERY VERY curious about her in the beginning. So it's best to get them acclimated to each other in the beginning. I don't agree with those that keep the animals seperated from the baby. We're all one big happy family here and nobody is getting segregated because of a new addition. Bear will be great with the baby I'm sure of it. Bulldogs are so darn loving!
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    Oh my gosh congrats!!!!!! Yay a 2nd ebn baby!!!!!!!!! How exciting!!!! Oh do not stress over how Bear will do, it works out amazing actually. The idea of bringing home the baby blanket is a good one and I had heard that also but we never actually remembered at the time. lol. Cutty LOVES the babies just like most bullies would and of course he thinks he is a gentle little pug who is really a big bull in a china shop so at first you really cant be too careful. I let the boys sniff both girls when we first came home but didnt let them on the couch where we were holding at first. It did crack me up how attentive Cutty was at first. My gosh when Paige first woke up crying he was up with me, right by my side thinking "what is wrong?!" (That wore off after a few days and he stayed in bed when I got up, haha) The only problem I have with Cutty now is he over cleans Paige and I have to step in to relieve her from his slobbery kisses. He just LOVES babies and I am sure Bear will too. It is fun watching it actually cuz Mugsy kinda likes her enough to kiss on her for a minute but if she is crying he is running the other way.
    So when is the due date?!?! How are you feeling? Hopefully you have a great pregnancy and enjoy it all like I was able to. Any fun cravings?

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    @Libra926 Bear and O need to get together, I wish we were much closer. LOL. I can only imagine the mayhem those two would cause. I have to get his AKC papers out and post. I just have to dig. Who is the other one expecting?

    @LariP I want a surprise but I am impatient and the hubby will most likely want to know anyway so he can get all the stuff. Bear must think its a toy, and you know bullies and their toys or food, STAY OUT OF THE WAY, lol.

    @Rosiesmom I will have to try the blanket thing too. Bear just doesn't know his own strength so for that I would have to keep him away. I would never leave him alone with a baby.

    @cali~jenn I am uncertain of an exact date but its a good ways away and I am OK with that. I have been on the depo shot. I had my last shot Feb 28th. My boobs had been hurting which only ever happened this way when i was pregnant, so yesterday when i went to my PCP she confirmed it. She thinks I was pregnant prior to the shot and claims i should be fine with having that. So I am about 11 weeks give or take. Not out of the woods but I had to share with someone and I have a WHOLE BOARD here, lol. I won't tell family until I am in the clear. I've been under the weather sick to my stomach and absolutely not eating but I thought I was getting sick. Thinking of meat is making me ill, the only thing I think I could stomach is grits. So I bought some. That and fruit. My full pregnancy with my son was fantastic. I threw up ONE time, never missed a day of work (at the time i was in an office), craved pineapple and cookie dough, my water broke at work 3 weeks early, put on pitocin at 7pm, epidural at 9pm, pushed at 1230a and he was here. I was a moron thinking I could go natural. I admire any woman who has been able to do it. I have negative infinity pain tolerance. Oh well.
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    Congratulations, I dont have any advice never had non fur babies, and My dogs run my life and tell me what to do, so I am in no position to tell you how to do anything, but good luck and well wishes sent to you.

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    Yes kuddos to those who dont use epidurals although for the life of me I dont know why. haha With Paige I didnt get mine until just about time to deliver and that was wayyyyyy too close for me. No thank you! Epidurals are the best drug on earth!

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    Default Re: Well no new fur baby for me this year :(

    Cali jenn had her baby in January.

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    Oh gosh @cali~jenn your brave having epidural, the mere thought of that needle in my spine
    Gas and air (entonox) for me oh and don't forget the screaming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious! View Post
    Oh gosh @cali~jenn your brave having epidural, the mere thought of that needle in my spine
    Gas and air (entonox) for me oh and don't forget the screaming
    They numb you first, you feel a pinch and that is all. Trust me it is SO worth it! After being prego for so long and not realizing how uncomfortable you really are then the labor pains which are excruciating, you get that ans within 5 minutes you feel like you are floating in the heavens. I have heard the horror stories of them but everyone in my family has had them with no problems and mine were both good. My first anesthesiologist when I had Sierra was better than the girl I had this time but she did just fine. I would have it again with no hesitation whatsoever! With Paige I was dilated to a 9 before I got it and trust me after feeling that I am thankful to have gotten it! Barely got it just in time, Paige was delivered within 20 minutes of getting it. Talk about cutting it close!

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    Congrats!! That's so exciting!! I was never blessed with any myself, so no advice. Just hoping for a happy , healthy pregnancy for you and I'm sure Bear will be great. Bullies are awesome with kids!
    "A bulldog is like a potato chip, you can never have just one"

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    @cali~jenn epidurals are Not something I'm gonna be trying now my baby days are over Andrew my 1st was easy waters broke at 8pm, first twinge at midnight born at 4.10 am... No drugs just gas and air.
    Connor was another story however long labour but still just gas and air. Needles
    I know I'm a nurse but hey it's different on this side

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    You are too funny! That would HAVE to be some good gas!

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    Congrats!!!! Thats awesome news! Good luck and can't wait to hear all the baby/bullie stories
    Bullies leave pawprints on our hearts furever <3

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