Elizabeth - posted on 03/31/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
I'm almost done with my pregnancy, they are wanting to induce me in 2-3 weeks because of complications. But our dog has been acting so cute throughout the pregnancy that I thought I would share.
We have a 6 year old Boston Terrier and she knew I was pregnant before we did. She used to always sleep next to my legs and then suddenly started sleeeping next to my hips and stomach. 2 weeks or so later we found out I was 7 weeks pregnant. Then at around 3 months she would lay next to me and listen at my tummy then jump up all excited and cocking her head to the side while wagging her little stubby tail. That has continued, and when our daughter is moving alot I put her head next to me so she can hear/feel. She has continued to sleep next to my tummy and has had lots of opportunity to do so since I've been on bedrest most of the pregnancy. Then at around 5-6 months she started getting possesive and not liking it when anyone other than my husband would touch or sit next to my belly' for awhile. She jumps in between us as if she's saying, that's enough, get away from my baby lol. And today she has hardly left my side and has been laying her head on my tummy as if she knows something we don't know.
It's been very cute to see how her bonding with our daughter has progressed through the months. She was fixed before she was a year old, so she never experienced being a mommy herself, so she has decided this is her puppy haha! We are sending a blanket home with the baby's scent on it for her to get used to before bringing baby home from the hospital to kinda help finish the bonding experience.
I was just wondering if anyone else has any cute or funny stories of their pets bonding with their baby before birth, or even after birth.