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Multiple Fur Babies

Just wondering if anyone else has multiple fur babies. We have 2 cats and 3 dogs, a 37lb german pincher, 15lb pomeranian mix and a 12lb pug/chihuahua/jack Russell/ weenie dog mix (he looks cray but he's cute). 

How do you plan to handle all the animals when you're "big" and pregnant and when the baby is born? Our dogs are not that big and we've known couples with bigger breeds but they're still a handful. Our dogs are very well socialized around people and other dogs but i'm still a little nervous about how they would act around a baby and how I will be able to keep up with their shenanigans when i'm preoccupied with the baby.  
Met DH - 9/2003
Dating - 9/18/2012
Married - 8/16/2014
NTNP - 7/2014-5/2015 
TTC #1 - 5/2015 (CP October @ 4w2d)
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    I have multiple fur babies too!  2 dogs and a cat.

    Princess Kitty ~9 years old
    Puppy Boy #1 1/5/2015 - Small medium sized labradoodle (28lbs)
    Puppy Boy #2 5/20/2015 - Mini sized labradoodle (22lbs)

    I love my fur babies.  They are all small so shouldn't be unwieldy when/if I am big preg.  They too are very well socialized and have been good around the neighbors kids.   We have a good test this weekend.  DH's BFF & his family are coming for an overnight.  Their kiddos are 2.5 and 3 months.  Will be very interesting to see how they are with them in the house.  

    The boys entertain each other which is good, but they also get in to mischief together.  I am hoping that with another 9 months that they calm down even more.   We have an invisible fence so we don't have to walk them every time they have to go out potty which is good & can also put them outside to play if they are being wild.
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    Married: 12/6/2014

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    BFP#2: 10/28/15    MC: 11/24/15
    BFP#3:  3/20/16     MC: 4/26/16
    BFP#4:  7/15/16     DD: 3/18/17
    BFP#5:  5/1/18     EDD: 1/12/19
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    This is just my opinion...  My dog became the least of my concerns after having DS. I spent a lot of time reading, stressing, worrying and it all worked itself out.  A fenced in yard has been a blessing.  She was great with DS, learned her new role quickly and now they are the best of friends.  It wasn't worth the worrying on my end, hindsight being 20/20.  
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    We do have a fenced yard but our biggest one knows how to climb one corner of it because it's on an incline, so we have to figure out how to either build it up or block that section of the yard. My issues are more with them barking (which they always do when they see someone out the window) and them sneaking into the trash. My SIL is visiting in June and they have 5 kids so I guess it will be a good trial too :)
    Met DH - 9/2003
    Dating - 9/18/2012
    Married - 8/16/2014
    NTNP - 7/2014-5/2015 
    TTC #1 - 5/2015 (CP October @ 4w2d)
    *PCOS/Hypothyroid/Ectopic Kidney/High DHEA-S*
    HSG - All clear, ectopic kidney didn't affect uterus (yay!)
    CT Adrenal Scan - no tumors! :D
    SA - sperm count excellent, 2% Morphology
    March/April IUI scheduled -  surprise BFP w/ help of Progesterone - 3/18/2016
    Beta #1 @ 11dpo - 45.7 #2 @ 14dpo - 163 #3 @ 18dpo - 997 #4 @ 21dpo - 3799 :D
    EDD 12/1 based on O, 11/28 per Ob/Gyn (but he's wrong lol).

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    @juliehollz13 - our dark barks at everything too - her nickname is 'barker', which rhymes with her name.  We've used a sound machine in DS' room since the day he came home - he'll be 3 in April.  It helps drown out the noise in the house.  I highly recommend one if you have noisy animals (or spouses :))
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    I only have 1 furbaby, but he's 18 pounds of hefty firecracker. My main concern is WHILE I'm pregnant. I know he'll be sweet when baby comes. He has this habit of running and jumping on the couch, bed, right into your lap, and he frequently does the equivalent of a cannonball right onto my uterus. He's a sweet boy and just wants to snuggle but I need him to sense baby in theRE so he's more gentle.

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    H and I have 3 fur babies that live with us, they are in my siggy so I'll be brief. Kowboy is roughly 35 lbs of hyperactive house dog. He is my baby and lives to sit and snuggle with me. When we had L last year H brought home some of our stuff from the hospital so he could get used to the smell. Dally is maybe 15lbs. She is daddies major snuggle buddy. She loves L and will snuggle, and lick him clean while he is pulling on her hair. Jasper is our newest and he came after L. He and L chew on each other and love to share stories on the long car rides to gma's house. All in all they are still rambunctious but they are very careful around L and we haven't had any problems as we made sure to work on them being calm and responding the first time.


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    Me: 28 H: 24
    Married: 7/22/14
    Baby L: 8/4/2015  August 2015 Moms
    Baby E: 11/18/2016   December 2016 Moms
    TTC #3 08/2017  BFP 11/27/2017. 
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    We did have to give our Great Dane to my FIL. Atlas thinks he is smaller than our Pom chi and that he can jump on any one/thing. He knocked me down the stairs several times while pregnant, and FIL's dog passed around the same time. So FIL got a great mostly trained dog, who love the 5 acres FIL has.


    Formerly known as Kate08young
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    Me: 28 H: 24
    Married: 7/22/14
    Baby L: 8/4/2015  August 2015 Moms
    Baby E: 11/18/2016   December 2016 Moms
    TTC #3 08/2017  BFP 11/27/2017. 
    Twin B lost 11/22/2017, Twin A doing well. 


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    We have a dog (small lab mix..about 40 pounds) and 3 kitties. I'm not worried when the baby is here they're all great with our nieces and nephews. However I guess they sense something about me being pregnant now and they're all glued to me. I feel suffocated. I wake up on the middle of the night with the dog pressed against my side and all three cats on my chest or legs. I wish they'd give me a little space because all the body heat plus the hot flashes I've been having in the middle of the night is rough lol
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    I have a 70lb catahoula, a Labrador, and a year ago I rescued a 100lb white German shepherd. He is insanely smart and does everything I tell him to - unless he sees a cat run. He goes into kill mode and there's no breaking it. So I hired an ATF dog trainer to come to the house. He is working with him and we finally have that kill switch under control. He said he'd pay thousands for a dog like him and we got really lucky & after about 5 sessions I am finally not afraid of him ripping my arm off when he goes to get a cat!  

    We we have three cats but we live on a horse farm, they are outside. One is 15, one is 14, and the other is 3. We won't be rescuing anymore with this shepherd. I feel like removing the temptation is best. 

    I am a vegan, I help rescue all types of animals. I hate the idea of any sentiment creature being hurt for food or anything else. But all the rescues will be put on hold for a bit. (I say that as I have two lab puppies in the house now. But we found them loving homes so it's all good!) 
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    We have a chiwawa and a boston that are both 6 years old. I am so excited to see how they react to the baby. I can't be certain but I think they will be very protective. 
    Right now the only issue I have is my boston tends to plop down on me with all his weight. We are working to stop that because it is hurting my bloated stomach something fierce lol.


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    My fur baby boys are sound great with the 2.5year old & 4 month old!!  They are very interested in playing & are being totally gentle.  My little guy has tired to bite some pant legs so we're working on nipping that in the bud.  I believed all would be good,  but I am very happy.
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    Married: 12/6/2014

    BFP#1: 1/20/15      MC: 2/14/15
    BFP#2: 10/28/15    MC: 11/24/15
    BFP#3:  3/20/16     MC: 4/26/16
    BFP#4:  7/15/16     DD: 3/18/17
    BFP#5:  5/1/18     EDD: 1/12/19
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    We have a 1 1/2 year old boxer/pit mix. We have a trainer working with him to make him easier to handle during pregnancy and once the baby comes. He has already given us some great suggestions on how to get him acclimated to having a baby around. Unfortunately we lost our 10 yr old Shepard mix the same weekend we found out we were expecting. It has been hard as I am torn between happiness and utter sorrow. 
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    I love all of these fur babies! So so great that everyone is being so proactive about training them to prepare them for the arrival of Dec babies. 

    @becca180 so sorry to hear about your shepard mix, it is so tragic when one of our furry family friends passes. We had our last furbaby, a 4 year old cock-a-poo rescue, pass away in July 2014.

    I only have one right now, but I wanted to mentioned him. He is a one year old cock-a-poo (like his older brother) and he is very sweet. I take him to the dog park and around the neighborhood and he loves everyone. I think he is going to make a great big brother. 

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    It'll be okay!! I think about that too. I think as we get farther along we just might need more help with them. I'm a dog walker and I've been on call for clients who were super pregnant and needed extra help. Looks like that might become us! Here are my two boys. Hoping they'll be great big brothers! :)
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    @becca180 I'm so sorry to hear of your fur baby loss! I know how tough that can be.

    We have three fur babies. A 6 year old pug, Kevin. 
    He barks at everyone who looks like they may be going to the park, and can sleep anywhere!

    A 6pound fluffy ball kitty who we call the elusive one, and Shreck. Who weighs in at a whopping 20pounds. 
    We we also have a hand full of chickens. These are just our two newest addional. 

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    I only have 1 furbaby. A dachshund. I will say that I was surprised at his behavior shift once baby came the first time around. He wasn't too bad, but it was very obvious he desperately felt rejected after realizing that baby was here to stay, and did things like use the bathroom in the house. At the same time, he was incredibly protective over the baby. He would go and lay at the feet of the pack-n-play, be the first to react when baby started crying, and spend all his time following us around the house. Wherever baby went he went. 


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    I have two miniature schnauzers. 

    One is completely fine with any human, big or small. No worries there. 

    The other one was abused by her previous owners (that's what we think, anyway) because it has taken 8 years to get her from absolutely terrified of men to mildly irritated and suspicious of men. She's not the greatest around kids, but we're hopeful that once she realizes the baby is family, she'll take her cues from us and be cool. 
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    Well, I have many "babies". 1 human, dd, 1 mini-dachshund, 2 kitties, 1 rabbit, and 4 hens (feathered babies). My dh also has 5 gigantic fish tanks as well. 
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    I've got a 155 pound English Mastiff, and we are currently fostering a 100 pound Bull Mastiff too. I know DH was leaning towards adopting and keeping her, but I told him this week that I cannot have the two giants and a baby in the house (I also didn't really want to foster her, but DH was the softy lol). 

    Our Mastiff is just big and clunky, and pretty lazy so I don't have any concerns about just having  her. Yes, we use crib mattresses for dog beds here. 

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