My girls

I’ve been a mommy since July 2009. That’s when I became a kitty mommy to Jericho and Bellini. I loved watching my boys play with paper and beat the crap out of each other like kittens do.


Then in February 2010, I became a puppy mommy to my little chi, Maisy. Being a puppymom was pretty much the same as being a kittymom except that I had to take her outside. Well, sorta. Dogs are obviously different from cats. Cats are self sufficient. I’m their mommy by term alone, but for Maisy I am her mommy. I take care of her and love on her like she’s a baby.


Both these mommy experiences prepared me for July 2012 when I became an actual mommy. However, nothing can really prepare or compare to having your own little newborn, this tiny little person you grow inside of you and know for 9 months before anyone else gets a chance to.

 DSCN0019first pic as a new mommy
100_0512I look awful but after being awake for over 30hrs, being in labor of most of it, and then having an emergency csection I guess i could’ve looked worse

There have been adjustments made since Ellabelle came into our lives. The cats have become Josh’s cats. They already kinda were his from when I moved from Columbus to Cincinnati for almost 5 months without all three of my boys. Once the baby got here, it was solidified though (Jericho is still a momma’s boy at heart though.)


Maisy, however, has long claimed me as her “person”, a title I have long be proud of. However, being a mommy to Maisy and a mommy to Ellabelle has been a hard adjustment for me. I felt for a longtime that I wasn’t giving Maisy the attention she A) had been getting and B) should be getting. I was so wrapped up in my little baby I forgot about my chibaby. I was also freaked out because I know Maisy’s life is so short compared to mine and I wanted to make sure she gets everything she deserves in her years with us. She deserves the best for being the best little dog. She’s my first baby. She made me a mommy. She prepared me for my little EB.


So, I had to make some adjustments. Luckily, Ellabelle has since started sleeping in her room (allowing for more Maisytime at night and in the morning), and Maisy has fallen in love with the baby too. So, when I’m holding the baby, Maisy is doubley happy to just sit with both of us.

My girls. ❤


They have my heart. I love them both so dearly, and I am so thankful each day that Josh has given them to me. (Maisy was a Valentine’s day gift). Every day they both test my patience and both demand snuggletime, and the latter I am perfectly fine with.



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