Saturday, October 06, 2007

two





When I was about 8 months pregnant, I started having night panics regarding my two boys (cats) and our soon-to-arrive baby. I remember being up really late one night in the dark, madly googling away in a panic, trying to find out about cats and babies and if all those silly tales are true. (Those ones about cats loving to snooze on top of sleeping infants faces and such.) I was so uneasy because everytime we brought a new baby item into the apartment, Jack and Elliot would always sleep in or on it: the stroller, the car seat, the crib, the bassinet... on and on. Panic!

Of course, I needn't have worried. The first thing I saw, staggering in the door with my baby for the first time, was Jack and Elliot frozen on the couch, their eyes absolutely huge, their tails even huger. They were terrified! They wouldn't go in the same room as her, never mind sleep on her head.

It has taken months, but more and more now they are all becoming the best of friends. Especially Jack and Adelaide - Jack is completely smitten by her! He loves stroking his tail across her brow to say hi. She squeals with absolute joy when she spots them. And I am a happy mama - I love having my little girl grow up with my beautiful boys.


7 comments:

Amy said...

I already feel a bit of kinship with you as a new mother of a baby girl myself, but after reading this post even more so. Here's why: when I was pregnant and wondering if I was carrying a girl or a boy, my two absolute favorite boys' names were Jack and Elliott. Both names had me imagining my sweet little boy for months at a time. I'm glad that Addie and the boys are friends.

sharilyn said...

hello! it is so nice to receive so many nice comments from you. When I was pregnant We didnt find out the gender of our baby. We had so many girls names, but we struggled with boys names! My favourite name for my little boy would be Elliot, but people thought i was such a weirdo because my cat is elliot! So i disgarded the name and struggled to find another. But now that I'm a mom and think back at it, i don't care! i love the name, and if I do have a son one day, he will be an elliot!!! perhaps you too? :)

workroom said...

meep! here you are!
sooo cute!

Valentina said...

ooooh, how lovely they are!

leslie said...

such beautiful, beautiful photos : )

The Calico Cat said...

Awesome picture! (Hopefully my kitty/baby story is similar.)

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