Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our First Baby

There she is. The furry love of my life. Gigi was our first baby.............

From the minute we adopted her, we have loved her beyond words! She taught us how to be responsible parents, and I truly consider her my baby.
Gigi is an amazing dog and has a very gentle disposition; we were not worried about any danger she might pose to the baby. My biggest concern was that Gigi would become very jealous or sad that Ella would be requiring so much of our attention usually reserved for her. Gigi 100% knew she was the star of our household before Ella arrived. I even believe she sensed something was different during my pregnancy. I became one of those weird pet parents having conversations with my dog about her new role as a big sister and how we would always love her just as much.
Scott and I made sure to take caution when we brought Ella home from the hospital, just in case. While Ella and I were still staying in the hospital, Scott brought home a hat that Ella had worn so that Gigi could sniff it out and become familiar with the scent of the new baby. We are of course trying to give Gigi as much affection as possible, but it can be hard with a needy newborn in the house. I think Gigi is still a bit confused and wonders if this is a permanent thing or not, but she has taken pretty well to Ella so far.  What has your experience been like if you introduced a pet to a new baby? If you are bringing a new baby home to a pet, check out these tips from Animal Planet.             
We hope as Ella grows that she comes to love Gigi as much as we do!


  1. first of all, congratulations on your new baby, what a blessing.
    "weird pet parents having conversations with my dog"...this is so funny to me, why, because I do this ALL the time. My 3 dogs are my kiddos... that make me giggle.
    I think that Gigi and Ella will turn out to be best of friends, and sounds to me like you have done all the right things. Enjoy your new little one...AND furry one.

  2. Congratulation on the new addition to your family. With all that love flying around I am sure your babies will get on like a house on fire.

  3. Thank you both!! I also think and hope that Gigi and Ella will end up being best buddies :)

  4. i miss my two nieces to pieces. you and scott are very lucky to have such wonderful daughters! and you've done a great job getting gigi acquainted with ella. can't wait to see you all soon. :)

    p.s. people might want to commit me after hearing me talk to clooney like a child!

  5. Ella and Gigi are absolutly adorable! What good parents you are to both of your babies!
    Judy K.