Personal Blog Post #1: Adopting a Puppy while Expecting a Baby

Just under a month ago, my husband and I decided we really wanted a dog (thinking it would good for the entire family). In truth, this is fact. We left the Humane Society with a 10 month old Chihuahua SH mix named Max (Marvin). 
All was going great. Took him for walks and to the Pet Store; he was fine and completely at ease. Then we went to our first official vet visit. Bam! It was like all that foreseeable progress went straight out the window. After that, Max began (and hasn't stopped) barking at every walker, jogger, and person with a dog. On occasion, he will be behaved and interact with both human and dog(s) that we come across on our walks.

 

 Max almost a week after we adopted him!

Max almost a week after we adopted him!

 
Then there is the whole "baby" part. I am 37 weeks (as of tomorrow) and so I have been frantically trying to get baby's room all ready for his arrival and would appreciate it if my husband (who really wanted Max) would pull his weight when it comes to taking care of and training Max. Once our bundle of joy is here, 98.99999% of my attention is going to be on the baby and not the puppy. I understand he will adjust and learn, just as he will learn one way or another that it is not at all allowed of him to pee and poop in my apartment. 
This morning, I was awoken by said husband kicking/punching me in my belly! He also kicked Max clear off the bed. I had a last minute appointment to make sure baby was a okay. He is. I had some bleeding, but it turned out to be a combination of a yeast and bladder infection. Have not had my pills for those yet, as the pharmacist recommended I speak with my doctor about these as they have apparently not been tested for success in pregnant women. 
Good news is my next appointment is less than 48 hours from now. 

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.