What to Expect When You're Expecting...
a Puppy.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011



I recently told my boyfriend that I'm expecting... a puppy.

A little creepy? Perhaps, but I need him to wrap his head around this idea because, people, come October, the stork is dropping this furry little baby off at my doorstep and I hope he or she has a doggie baby daddy.

What does expecting a puppy look like? Well, it means I get to gain weight (just kidding - I have actually bribed myself into losing weight with the promise of eyelash extensions if I make my weight loss goals), get all my ducks in a row (this includes getting really serious about finding just the right therapist position that will enable me to be a working mother) and reading lots of "how to raise the cutest/sweetest/most charming puppy in the world" books (two are on their way in the mail now). This also includes texting my little one's godmother for lots of advice.

I've let my future fur baby's grandparents know, as well as his auntie - Autumn Vegas (who owes me big since I will be watching her pup for a week while she jets off to the, wait for it..., Maldives) and his uncle, Russy. Let's be honest here, Russy is almost entirely to blame for the very strong case of puppy fever I contracted a couple of years ago and everyone knows the only known cure for puppy fever is, well, a puppy. The soon to be uncle is also the reason behind the kind of dog I want - part golden retriever, part cocker spaniel. I hope the baby inherits his uncle's good looks and charm, but not his neurosis. Sorry, Russ, but it's true.

So, there you have it, friends. Thank you for letting me share my good news! Oh, and don't you worry, I'll keep you posted and direct you to our registry when the time is right. ;)

13 comments:

  1. Jim wants another... "puppy" too! I've been the hold out. He say's Jack needs a partner in life that has four legs like him. I'm still debating on whether I want my darling Jack Jack to have his attention away from Mama and to a new sibling / girlfriend. I wonder what catagory that falls into. Hmmm.

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  2. ahhh!!! so much fun, you are going to be a great mom!

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  3. I'm so excited for you! That lil puppy is going to be the luckiest.

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  4. woo-hoo!!!! you are going to be the best mom ever. this weekend dannon came home and announced, "i'm ready to talk about fostering a dog now." eee!

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  5. AHH, SO EXCITING!

    Also? Totally think you should have a registry. SERIOUSLY.

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  6. I think you should have a registry too. And put shoes and stuff for you on there like Carrie did. I can't wait to meet my neice/nephew!!! I think I will get him bug ears to wear. Antennae? I don't know how to spell that.

    You're going to be the best mom ever!

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  7. awww this is the BEST!!!!
    i'm excited for you too!! :)
    my boyfriend & i want to get a pup someday as well.

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  8. yaayy!!! can't wait to be an auntie... AGAIN!!!

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  9. Haha! You're so cute. Congratulations to the expectant puppy mama!!

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