When I found out I was pregnant with Macks, I was so excited that I was going to have the opportunity the buy an entire new wardrobe for him. Since I had been a mom to two girls, Avery, my youngest daughter, still gets many of the clothes that her older sister wore. While I still like to add clothes to her wardrobe, much of it is stuff that her sister has worn.
It feels like this stage of Amani’s life has been filled with so many exciting milestones in such a short period of time. She’s begun crawling, has transitioned to bathing in the bathtub instead of the bathroom sink, and has two new teeth. Amongst the new changes in her life, the most dreamy has been moving her into her crib.
Before becoming a married woman, I made it a point to never dated anyone without first asking myself: Would I want this person to be the father of my children? Knowing that children, specifically boys, model their fathers, I set in place certain standards, morals, and traits to look for in a future spouse and parent.
When I met my husband, I knew he was the one for many reasons, but the main ones were, what a good father he was to my now step-daughter and what an amazing son he was to his mother.
Before we had our son, my husband and I decided to start off with a dog. We’ve had our beagle, Scrappy, since we got married almost eight years ago. He was our little “fur baby.” But after we welcomed our son last year, there was definitely an adjustment period in which we had to learn how to balance the two. It was challenging at the beginning, but now we’re very happy our little “pack” has stuck together.
Here are a few tips that might help you balance having both a dog and a baby at home:
Little buddy is 10 months old! He has turned into such a big boy. Sometimes I look at him playing with his toys or exploring his books, and I think he looks so much like a toddler now. It both tugs at my heart and fills me with so much joy.
Here are some fun facts about Soren at 10 months!