Dear Blogging World,
This week marks the one year anniversary that Ryan and I have been dog owners. We are the proud parents to Sophie Mae Bilski! The anniversary was actually last week but I was busy then.
This picture was taken the day or day after I found Sophie! 12 weeks and 12 pounds.
You can read this post http://mrssarahb.blogspot.com/2008/06/sophie.html to recap Sophie's dramatic entrance to our lives. Through the long process of healing a sick puppy, potty training, expensive dog food for her sensitive tummy (which she may of finally grown out of... we will see), sliced paws, cut on eye, pink eye, ear infections and many many episodes of messy diarrhea I believe we have been slightly trained to be the soon to be parents we will be in approximately 10 weeks.
Things that Ryan and myself did not expect to encounter is her constant attempts to drive Diego crazy. Her dependence on us was another surprise. Sophie has yet to stay in our backyard alone with digging, barking, crying, or clawing on the door. She prefers to be apart of the family. Her barking and growling reaction towards the door bell and/or knocking. Which I attempted to begin training more appropriate behavior today. How easy it was to crate train her and her eagerness to be in her crate every time I fill her Kong with yummy goodness. We did not expect to her be bigger than 45-50 pounds but she now weights close to 70 pounds!!!! The vet did say last visit she was a bit chunky... which I have no idea where the fat is because I swear it is all muscle. I did not expect her timidness. She was extremely scared of doorways, bathrooms, the tv, and hide underneath the bed. She has grown out of the door ways, and sometimes she is a bit skiddish in the the bathroom, and still trys the get underneath the bed. Which Ryan has had to life the bed up so she could get out!
She is such a cutie pie! I love watching her facial expressions and trying to imagine the thoughts that are going through her head. The funnest thing is when she is dreaming. She will bark, growl, whimper, and move her legs around and be sound asleep.
Here is picture montage of our life with Sophie over the last year!
She was soooo tiny!!! But would play just as rough with her big pup friends Gracie (German Shepard), Chloe (Yellow Lab), and Rusty (Vizsla). She is now larger than Chloe and Rusty and pretty close to Grace.
Trying to force a friendship that has now developed into co-habitation.
Sophie plays with puppy pee pads and pees on the carpet!!!! How could you be mad at that cute thing!
Why sleep on a comfy expensive pillow when the ground is perfectly fine. Plus there are toys here..... No plush toy lasts longer than an hour. "Indestructible" toys last maybe a day. Only toy we have had the entire time is her Kong.... though we had to buy a second one because one magically disappeared. Don't worry we found it a few months later.
Sophie loves the Dog Park.... and mud.
Sophie is never shy around a camera!
Is that a friendship building?
Sophie LOVED being in the bed!!! Too bad we had to change that rule with a baby on the way.
She loves her new backyard and puppy pool. Note: This one was donated to our school. We had to buy a bigger one.
Hope she realizes that her life is about to change big time!!!! Maybe we she get her a puppy??? You agree!! Thats great, please convince Ryan for me, thanks!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
From the British Medical Association's 1971'You and Your Baby' magazine.
I found this on another blogges site while blog surfing and thought it to be very entertaining. I sure could use a Mexican Martini.
Summer has arrived. My sleeping in has progressed from 6 am to 8:30. I am taking one to two naps a day and eating to my hearts content. Now my doctor may tell me differently at the next appointment. I do not own a scale but thinking in investing in one. My maternity clothes are getting a little tight but I am not sure sure that is related to my eating but hopefully a large baby growing. The twins question and "are you sure there is only one in there" has been mentioned several times. At my next appointment I am doing my glucose test to see how my body reacts to sugar. I don't think I will have a problem because I feel like I eat a lot of sweets and that my body should be immune to it by now! After this last monthly appointment I will start seeing my Doctor every 2 weeks.
So glad that school is over, I was ready to relax. Moving around is getting a bit more difficult than I imagined. I don't know how all you do it who work right up to their due date. Drama from school had be a little bit on edge and I just needed to walk away for awhile.
Andrew isn't necessarily kicking a whole lot but he is squirming and stretching like crazy. I think he is trying to manually stretch my stomach because at times I feel him pushing at three different spots at once. Last night he kicked my bladder and I almost peed on myself... tmi?? sorry.
Coming back from Dunkin Donuts... yes more sweets. I really wanted Cinnamon Rolls after an extensive dream about them last night but Round Rock Donuts had a line that would last till my due date and Cinnabon was just too far away. Anyways, this morning walking in the house i had to stop because it felt like Andrew was standing on my hip bone. The crazy things in pregnancy.
Well I don't have anything else too interesting to share with you but I will try and brainstorm some interesting topics. Though I am not sure how productive they will be since this thing called Baby Brain is really taking its toll on me. I couldn't even remember which way I parted my hair last Monday.