Thursday, March 27, 2014

Every Child Should Have a Pet

My family always had pets growing up and I can't my life without them. We had Guinea Pigs when I was three and, up until I was five years old, we had cats. The only reason that we had to re-home the cats is because my younger brother was allergic to them. That's when we got our first dog Abby. Well, she sort of started out being my older brother's dog but later became the whole family's dog. She was an awesome Australian Cattledog/ Kelpie mix who was extremely smart.

After Abby, we've had many other dogs and animals. Dogs, a Goat, Hamsters, Rats, Fish, a Hermit Crab, more Guinea Pigs, and a lizard. They were all amazing pets and they were there for me when I was growing up and needed a friend.

I knew when I found out I was pregnant that we were going to keep all of our animals because I wanted our child to grow up loving animals. I wasn't going to be "that person" who re-homes their animals just because they have a baby. Nope, that was not an option. I will explain why every child should grow up with at least one animal.

1) They watch over you

Okay, so maybe some animals, hamsters, fish, gerbils, etc., aren't going to be able to watch and protect you, but I will get into what they can do. I'm talking about dogs and cats. I knew growing up that our dog Abby would protect her family no matter what happened. I felt safe taking her out for a walk because I knew that she had my back. No matter the size, they are there to make sure you are always okay.

2) They are there when You are scared or upset

They see you crying and want to make sure that you're okay.

3) They are there to cuddle

You never know when you might need a flurry pillow to lay your head on. And, honestly, who hasn't felt great wrapping their arms around a fluffy animal. It's good for your heart and soul!

You still think about them, even when they aren't around. Pretend that your animal are right next to you and love them. Children are especially good at pretending animals playing with them or, in this case, sleeping with them.

Animals are family. That's what I'm teaching Zachary. You will always love your family and they will do the same. We may not share the same mother or even be the same species but we are still family.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Everything Goes In His Mouth

Everything it a Target for Zachary's mouth. Anything he can get his hands on goes in his mouth. Here are just a few.


Fingers and Toes

His Toothbrush. I give it to him when I change his diaper.

Also our hands, but I don't have a picture.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's St. Patrick's Day! Zach is wearing his green suit today and it's very fitting since he is 1/8th Irish. We got this outfit at Babies R Us at the end of last month. It was 50% off so we had to get it for his first St Patrick's Day.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The past 3 Months

The past few months seem to have gone by so fast. My new baby is growing so much and is grabbing for things, working on rolling over, and loves being on his feet. Here are some pictures from the time he was born until now.

Chubby baby cheeks!

Sadie LOVES her baby. She's like a second mom.

Zach loves his Fisher Price Step n' Play! This picture was from when we first got it. He was 2 months old.

This is him now!

He got to see Santa(AKA Grandpa) for the first time when he was 3 weeks old.

I can't wait to share more of him!