Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Meeting for the first time.

The other day, after my doctor's appointment, Andrew and I looked at each other with the same realization, "we are about to have a newborn!"

Yes, we have known this was going to happen for a while.  But there is something about the time drawing near that causes your brain to freak out and light bulbs start turning on. 

Andrew and I have been preparing for Selah Grace's arrival for the past 9 months, but now we are on the turbo setting.  When Ginger goes to play-bite our hands we have been saying, "No! You cannot keep this up when Selah gets here."

Andrew in particular has been wondering how the two will act around each other.  Will Ginger be protective of Selah? Or jealous?  As it stands now, Ginger is the only woman for Andrew and she let's me know it every hour of the day. :)

How is she going to act when there is a new squawking addition to the household?  They even addressed this subject in birthing class.  On our way home from our last birthing class, Andrew began to talk about what he thinks will happen when the two meet for the very first time.

Once we got home and let Ginger out of her kennel, Andrew went in the kitchen to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Then, Another light bulb went off. 

"I've got it!!"  He came swinging around the corner into the living room with the peanut butter in hand.  He was being trailed by Ginger licking her chops and never taking her eyes off of the peanut butter.  "What if we smeared peanut butter all over Selah's head... and let Ginger lick it off?  Genius, right?"

There truly were no words that came to my head... just pictures.  I imagined Andrew coating Selah's head in peanut butter and let Ginger at her.  Funny and scary all at the same time.  The really scary part was that if I would have said that it was a great idea... he would've done it.  :)

I'm not sure yet how we will introduce the two... but I am sure it will be blog-worthy!

1 comment:

minnimac said...

Our dogs were the center of attention before Kenzie. They freaked out when we brought her home, at times it was a little overwhelming (especially with postpartum hormones). After about a week they became accustom to her and would actually check to make sure she was okay in the bassinet.