In the fall of 2010, my husband and I learned that we were expecting our first child. My pregnancy was very easy, but I did have concerns about how Bailey would react to having a little baby in the house, and I did a lot of research about how to introduce a new baby into a home with a dog. The last thing I wanted was for Bailey to feel neglected or resentful when her “parents” had to focus their time on taking care of a new baby.
“On the evening of May 29, 2011, Bailey would not leave my side.”
My husband worked nights at this time, and as he was getting ready for work Bailey walked up to him a couple of times and gave out a little bark and then ran back to me. When my husband tried to leave for work, Bailey stood in the doorway barking, and trying to block him from leaving. This was odd, as Bailey doesn’t usually bark. But my husband had to leave to make it to work on time. Looking back, I’m surprised that we didn’t pay more attention to Bailey’s odd behavior. Half an hour after my husband left, my water broke and I had to call him and tell him to come home so we could go to the hospital. Our son was born the morning of May 30th, and I am still amazed that Bailey knew that he was about to arrive before we did.