I was going to add this to the pets post below, but I thought it was so long it might warrant its own post.
We have two cats and a 1yr old puppy. I am actually more worried about my cats than my dog. My dog is a 15lb cockapoo who is a complete lover to all people. She is well trained, and we have up'd the training since we found out I was preggers. The difference between her and the cats, is that I feel like the training may take a while with her, but she eventually gets it. With the cats - they just do what they please, and they still have their nails. One of the cats (our big guy) loves people, but does not love little people....case in point, my brothers 3 year old was over the other day and was bothering him and he scratched her, on the face.....I felt sooooo bad. Our little cat is kind of a mean/fraidy cat. She has been like this since we brought her home from the shelter at 8 weeks old. She is afraid of ALL people, but if she gets approached, she does not hesitate to fight back. So, aside from the fact that they can do harm with their nails, they have some habits which are not going to fly when we bring a baby home. For instance, they like to scratch on closed doors to try to open them (and those smart kitties usually can). So, when we are sleeping soundly, they start scratching at our door and wake us up. We shoo them away, we block off the door so they can't get in, but every night they are back. I'm worried about them waking up the baby, and worse yet, possibly getting in the crib and causing harm.
I love all my animals so much, but the reality of all the bad that can happen is starting to set in. I have absolutely no idea what to do with the cats. Has anyone encountered anything similar, or have any words of advice?