When it comes to introducing your baby to your loved ones, there are few people more important than your pets. The moment your baby and your furry friend (or friends) meet is a big deal, so my partner and I put a lot of time and energy preparing for it. Id like to think our baby realized it was a momentous occasion, at least to some degree, too. In fact, I'll go so far as to say there are a few things your baby thinks when they meet your pet for the first time.
When our son and our dog met, it appeared that our dog was more interested in the baby than our baby was interested in the dog. He was trying to figure out the new smells and sounds, and what exactly this tiny, squirming thing was in my spouse’s arms. Of course, the same could have been said for our son, too. He may have been half-asleep, but surely he was absorbing the situation.
In our case (and thankfully) our dog has adjusted fabulously to having our son in our lives, who’s now a rambunctious toddler. Still, looking back on those first moments will always be amusing to me, because it seemed that neither of them really understood quite what was happening. If they had, however, here’s what I think my son would have been thinking: