Hello, Fur Brother

in Henry

In some ways, it’s a normal morning over here.


Yogurt mess:


Raw oatmeal

Greek yogurt



Salted sunflower seeds


(And the biggest glass of water eeeeever.  I am so dehydrated.)


But in so many other ways, this morning is obviously very different.  We were released from the hospital yesterday afternoon so we experienced Henry’s first night and morning in his new house.  It feels so good to be at home.  Yippee!


I’m better at sleeping during the day and staying up at night, so the Husband got a lot of sleep last night while I stayed up with Henry.  Trying to figure out what to do with him – like how to make him sleep safely –  is so challenging and nerve-wracking but really fun, too.  I keep looking at him and bursting into tears because I’m so happy.  Or because I’m so nervous!   I hear this is normal. Winking smile


So… I know some of you are curious of how introducing our dogs to Henry went.  We did a lot of preparation during pregnancy to make sure the dogs wouldn’t be completely shocked.  For example, we moved James out of the bed and onto the floor in a cozy cave (he was a bad sleeper).  We even used a fake baby doll to teach them not to jump up into our laps at certain times. 


Here’s what we did when we brought Henry into the house for the first time:  My mom, who’s been staying at our place and taking care of them, made sure they were a little tired right before we arrived by taking them on a long walk.  I came into the house first, carrying a blanket that Henry had slept in for two nights and let the dogs smell it.  James was very interested; Maggie did not care at all (no surprise).  Then, I distracted them with treats while the Husband walked in with Henry in his car seat.  We put Henry on the couch, and then the Husband played with and petted the dogs for about five minutes before anyone even acknowledged the car seat.


Soon enough, James realized that something was up!


I don’t want James licking Henry’s face into perpetuity, but I didn’t want to say, “NO!” while he sniffed him and licked his hands and feet for the first time – I was concerned I would make James afraid of Henry.  James gave Henry a huge once over (and then I washed Henry’s hands and feet!) and decided Henry was okay by him.  I am thankful that all we have to worry about is licking; J + M would never be aggressive.  Anyway, James has been very curious and involved every since, following us around and staring at Henry when I fed him.  I think he thinks Henry is his new puppy…


Maggie, as I’m sure everyone predicted, does not give a flying leap about Henry.  She doesn’t really even notice that he’s there.


The lights are on, folks, but no one – no one – is home.



  • Lynna June 15, 2012, 7:34 am

    Brilliant! I know Katy will be fussing about that soon, too…they have two BIG dogs and two solid cats!

  • Deva by definition June 15, 2012, 7:34 am

    So precious!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 15, 2012, 7:37 am

    Oh my goodness he is so sweet! We had to put our dogs outside when the baby came since our oldest dog hated kids. I felt so bad about it, but she would snarl at rush at small children and we just could not risk it. I’m glad you guys are all getting settled. Enjoy your new little family! Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Emma June 15, 2012, 7:38 am

    I love reading about how you experience every moment, experiencing new things step by step every time! It must be so exciting to bring your baby home for the first time! 😀 and meeting the dogs! Henry sure has an exciting life already! 😉
    He is absolutely beautiful and I wish you guys all the best! Enjoy every second of it! But I’m sure you do that already 😀

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 15, 2012, 7:39 am

    Love the big yawn! Glad all the siblings are co-habitating well. 🙂

  • Katie D. June 15, 2012, 7:39 am

    I still can’t get over the fact that one day you are pregnant and the next you are a parent! WHOA! It seems like there should be a trial process or something to ease you into it 😉

    Sounds like you have a pretty good attitude about everything – which I’m sure goes a lot further than skill/experience!

    • CaitlinHTP June 15, 2012, 7:40 am

      I know, I can’t believe someone left me in charge!

  • Charity June 15, 2012, 7:44 am

    Great job at the first night at home mama! Sounds like everything went fantastic 🙂
    I have a feeling my beagle will be like Maggie, not because no one is home, but because she’s 15 and 1/2 deaf she doesn’t pay much attention to anything but walks and food.

  • Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl June 15, 2012, 7:46 am

    So impressed by your regular updates! I was curious to see how the intro of the dogs went. I was laughing at my desk about your Maggie comments… poor pup. Maybe when Henry starts grabbing her she will realize there is someone new in the house.

  • Andrea June 15, 2012, 7:49 am

    Oh Caitlin…I remember the first few nights. To me, having my boys sleep was the best/scary thing. It’s such a mixed emotion. On one hand, I want/need sleep myself but on the other hand I worried if they were okay, were they sleeping too long, etc. Agh…the memories. All these baby pics has me moving up the timeline for #3.

  • Emily June 15, 2012, 7:51 am

    He is one very happy baby:D I knew Maggie would be fine, she reminds me of my cat Wilson – carefree:) It probably doesn’t affect you but the sleep hormone melatonin is released from the pineal gland in the brain when it starts getting dark and colder (a caveman hunter-gatherer thing) so don’t be surprised if it rocks your body around a bit while you sleep during the day, on the other hand it’s probably only a temporary thing anyway lol:P
    You really deserve to be happy, Caitlin – remember that.

  • Jen June 15, 2012, 7:52 am

    I’m glad the dog/baby intros went well – one less thing for you to worry about! Although, I have a feeling you are going to handle parenthood just like you did pregnancy…aka mostly panic free 🙂 Also, Henry is the cutest thing ever!

  • Lauren June 15, 2012, 7:52 am

    Aww, so happy to hear you’re all doing so well! And that last pic of Maggie is hilarious…I laughed out loud 😛

  • Khushboo Thadani June 15, 2012, 7:56 am

    Ah that pic of Henry yawning makes my heart melt!

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  • Shannon June 15, 2012, 7:57 am

    Henry is an angel! So sweet. Makes me miss my little guy at that age (he’s now 10 months). It goes so fast! Enjoy it! You’re already doing great! And yes, the bursting into tears thing is SO normal 🙂

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery June 15, 2012, 7:58 am

    I am genuinely so happy for you Caitlin. You and Kristien will be amazing parents for so many reasons. I kept checking twitter for updates because I was so excited for you. I love how you add in Maggie and James’ perspectives. Dogs have such personalities and I think you have such a cute family. Congratulations!

  • Molly @ RDexposed June 15, 2012, 8:00 am

    He’s so cute that it hurts!!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 15, 2012, 8:00 am

    What a sweetie!!! I can’t stop smiling for you Caitlin – he’s gorgeous! I’m glad James is getting along with his new brother!

  • Heather@YSP June 15, 2012, 8:01 am

    When we brought Evi home, she immediately became the property of our Yorkie. Savannah (the dog) would jump up on the couch the moment we got home, and would not calm down until she saw that we’d indeed returned with the new baby. She had to check to make sure we’d brought Evi home every time for weeks. Now they’re best buddies.

  • Nicole N. June 15, 2012, 8:03 am

    Henry is so extraordinarily cute! I have loved following your pregnancy (and the questions before it!) And to get read about these early moments feels like such a privilege. You are clearly such a wonderful mama already and it will be awesome to see you grow into that role.

  • Susan June 15, 2012, 8:08 am

    Wait until you burst into tears because you are going to Target or because you put your shirt on backwards. Those post-partum hormones are interesting!

    • Earthy Nicole June 15, 2012, 10:07 am

      Or the first time you leave the house, your milk comes in and you don’t have any nursing pads. Yeah, that happened to me. Lol, I cried so bad.

  • Sara June 15, 2012, 8:10 am

    This post makes me ovaries ache. Henry is so precious! And I love how James already has a bond to him. Maggie may surprise you later.

  • Amanda June 15, 2012, 8:11 am

    My heart just melted. So sweet.

    Your running commentary on the dogs always cracks me up. Oh Maggie, the lights are on but nobody is home. James is so smart. He knows what Henry is! I bet he’ll start guarding him soon enough.

  • Denise and Laura June 15, 2012, 8:16 am

    I love Maggie1! Aw she is too cute

  • Meghan @ CarmanClan June 15, 2012, 8:17 am

    I’m so glad your introduction went well! We had to get a dog behaviorist for our dog because he is part Rottie and the baby squeak made him think it was a toy. After some help he loves him now and everywhere the baby is, he is.

    Our other dog could have cared less.

  • Jen June 15, 2012, 8:22 am

    I am so impressed with you Caitlin. You’re keeping up blogging and integrating Henry into your life so seamlessly. Thank you so much for keeping us all updated. I have been so greatly looking forward to your posts and learning more about Henry.

    He is so perfect and looks totally ready to take on the world!

    • CaitlinHTP June 15, 2012, 2:02 pm

      I have a lot of help at home! My mom has been great. And I really love blogging and it gives me a nice mental break when Henry sleeps <3 better than laundry!!! LOL

  • Hillary June 15, 2012, 8:27 am

    I kind of can’t stand how adorable this is. That picture in the U Miami onesie? I am dying.

  • Laine June 15, 2012, 8:31 am

    Aw what a cutie! (and that picture of maggie cracks me up.)

    Just let Henry sleep on you for a while, it helps him regulate his breathing, temperature and heart rate. You know why you always see pictures of babies sleeping on peoples chests? Because that is where they are safe and comfortable those first few weeks while they try to figure out what in the heck just happened!

  • Gretchen June 15, 2012, 8:32 am

    So happy for you all! Henry is a handsome little fellow….and such an adorable name….good job!

  • Reenie June 15, 2012, 8:32 am

    I’m glad all went well. Adorable pics. Oh Maggie ~ you are just too cute too!!

  • Marie-Sophie June 15, 2012, 8:36 am

    The way Kristien looks at Henry in his carseat… priceless!! Congratulations, Caitlin and Kristien – so happy for you!!

    • Marie-Sophie June 15, 2012, 8:39 am

      Oh yeah, and that feeling of “gosh, are WE actually in charge??” … my friends who will now welcome their second kid in a few weeks, left hospital with their first, came home and after a few hours they were like “wer aren’t just babysitting a kid, this is actually OURS!!” 😀

  • Melissa June 15, 2012, 8:38 am

    Congratulations Caitlin, what a handsome little man! It’s so much fun to watch the pets and baby form relationships with each other. Our dog has always been very involved with our son, and our cat either didn’t notice he was there for months, or was ignoring him out of either indifference or resentment (we think!) Our son is now 8 months old and we believe our cat has now decided that H is HER baby. She is not the most tolerant cat in terms of being petted, but she allows H to express lots of love toward her! Enjoy Henry- glad to hear everyone is getting some sleep!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction June 15, 2012, 8:43 am

    Congratulations on being home! That photo of Henry is so cute! He such a handsome little guy! 🙂

  • Sana June 15, 2012, 8:48 am

    Awww sweet Maggie. She has no idea.

  • Jennifer June 15, 2012, 8:50 am

    Oh dear, sweet Maggie. She must subscribe to the theory that “ignorance is bliss”. Glad it went well.

  • Dori June 15, 2012, 8:53 am

    That Maggie/Henry picture is hilarious! That really just made me day, you know I love that dog. Henry is so adorable and sweet, I’m really happy for you.

  • Julie June 15, 2012, 8:58 am

    Henry is so freaking adorable!

  • Ashley // Our Little Apartment June 15, 2012, 8:59 am

    Okay, seriously. Every time you post a picture of tiny little Henry, I get all teary-eyed. Those early days are SO special and SO intense.

    I just want to say that I beat myself up for two weeks about the sleeping thing – my son wouldn’t sleep in his co-sleeper next us, he had to sleep with me HOLDING him. So unsafe! So awful! I drove myself CRAZY and could never relax at night.

    Until I read about how lots of babies sleep with their mamas and moms have special instincts to sleep with babies. I talked to a few moms who slept with their babies. The horror stories are mostly when moms drink, smoke, or have tons of blankets in bed. In fact, it makes breastfeeding easier and even reduces SIDS.

    Co-sleeping worked for us. I mean, my MIL was freaking out because it’s SO UNSAFE, but my son would finally SLEEP. I slept better with him next to me than I did when we moved him out at 6 months – because I didn’t really wake up to nurse him. I just did in my sleep. Heh.

    Sorry for the book of a comment! I just know how much I was struggling with the sleeping issue the first week or two and want to reassure to trust your baby and your instincts. You are a GREAT mom already, Caitlin!

    • Earthy Nicole June 15, 2012, 10:05 am

      Sounds just like me. I slept sitting up holding my little girl for weeks before I finally got “brave enough” to lay down with her. Then it felt like the most natural thing in the world and we co-slept most of the first year. And I totally agree, it made nursing so, so easy!

    • CaitlinHTP June 15, 2012, 2:03 pm

      Whatever we decide to do, this does make me feel better. Thanks guys for not being judgmental about stuff and being open to sharing your experiences.

  • Britt @ BalancedBritt June 15, 2012, 8:59 am

    Haha, this post and reading about Maggie had me cracking up. She is in her own little world 🙂

  • Michaela June 15, 2012, 9:02 am

    He’s precious. Congratulations! And I love the name.

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots June 15, 2012, 9:04 am

    I can’t get over how precious Henry is, he is so tiny! Glad to here that James was welcoming to Henry, although having children are far off for me I am glad to know all these tricks for getting my dog ready for when a baby does come!

  • Lori Lynn June 15, 2012, 9:07 am

    Henry is adorable! Congratulations!!

  • Megan@ The Running Doc June 15, 2012, 9:10 am

    I’m going to have to remember this post for one day (well in the future) when I have to introduce my dog to a new baby. Sounds like it went really well! And that picture of James crawling up to get a good look is priceless!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats June 15, 2012, 9:12 am

    That’s so exciting that Henry is home and you all are doing well!

  • Sarah June 15, 2012, 9:16 am

    LOL @ Maggie 🙂

  • Laura @ My Pink Thumb June 15, 2012, 9:19 am

    LOL oh dearest Maggie! glad to hear the dogs seem to have adjusted right away. 🙂

  • brandi June 15, 2012, 9:24 am

    I love the name Henry, and he looks like the perfect mix of you and K. So, so happy for you guys!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras June 15, 2012, 9:25 am

    Haha! Oh Maggie <3 I love how thoroughly you all went about getting the pups adjusted. I'm going to remember those tips for my cats (and I'll probably have dogs by then, too) for when I have a new baby.

  • Tamara June 15, 2012, 9:33 am

    Huge Congratulations! How wonderful! So glad to hear that everything is going well!

  • Maddie June 15, 2012, 9:41 am

    You have a BABY. A BABY! I cannot believe this. One day your pregnant with no clue as to how parenthood works and the next day your a parent and it’s like you have been forever. Such a cool, crazy concept!
    I already know you and the hubs are fabulous parents. Enjoy getting to know Henry! He is such a little stud already – what a cutie!
    So happy for you 🙂

  • Beth June 15, 2012, 9:47 am

    Congratulations to your beautiful family!! Henry is so adorable – love the name too!

  • Kelly June 15, 2012, 9:48 am

    Congratulations! Please keep the baby posts and photos coming!! Love it!

  • Colleen June 15, 2012, 9:52 am

    That is how we introduced our babies to our dogs and cats too. They, the fur kids, want to know they havn’t been replaced and giving them that attention is great! So glad to hear the first night home went well. It is amazing isn’t it?

  • Maggie June 15, 2012, 9:52 am

    I am sitting at work cracking up at Maggie. She is hilarious bahahaha. Also, Henry looks perfect and is adorable. You seem to be adjusting to parenthood so well. 😀

  • Christie June 15, 2012, 9:56 am

    So cute- love that first pic. He looks like he is cheering for the first U touchdown he is going to see!

    We do not have a dog, but my husband wants one. I worry so much about it, even though Riley seems to love dogs. I’ve already had to do my best to stay calm with Riley around dogs (mainly not freak out over them licking her to death- she loves it, germ-a-phobe Mom is the one freaking out). I am sure you remember Riley with Jen’s dog at the baby shower. She was loving doggie kisses, meanwhile I was trying not to freak 😉

    So happy for you and your little fam!

  • Katie June 15, 2012, 10:00 am

    Henry is adorable! You are a rockstar-already back to posting after your delivery! I am thankful and love reading your blog and all your updates. I’m due in a few weeks and have really enjoyed following along with your pregnancy.

    • CaitlinHTP June 15, 2012, 2:04 pm

      Thank you and good luck!

  • Earthy Nicole June 15, 2012, 10:02 am

    My little girl was a similar size when she was born (6 lbs, 2 oz) so when I look at Henry, I see those little hands and skinny little legs that remind me so much of the early weeks with my baby. I too cried spontaneously — it’s crazy how deep that emotion goes, huh? I’m so happy for you! Maggie and James crack me up because they remind me so much of my two cats. Jim is a lot like James and is sort of the “man of the house” when my husband’s gone so he has to verify goings-on in the house. And Ginger is like Maggie… enough said! xx

  • Alett June 15, 2012, 10:04 am

    So happy it went well! You two are going to be PAWsome parents.

  • Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! June 15, 2012, 10:09 am

    Your descriptions of Maggie make me laugh out loud. I think she and Daxter are kindred spirits… he is equally clueless and adorable. 😀

  • Caroline June 15, 2012, 10:09 am

    Awesome! Definitely a situation I will have to deal with in the future (hopefully!). My dogs currently think they ARE my children and fight for a spot by my side, often trying to edge out my boyfriend. Should be interesting!

  • CMD June 15, 2012, 10:16 am

    Ahhh, post-pregnancy hormones. We took our son in for his first visit with the pediatrician the morning after we got home from the hospital (whose idea was that?!) and I sobbed – SOBBED – the entire way there. For no reason whatsoever. Also, for a month or two after he was born, I cried (hard) every night around 8pm. It was really something.

  • Army Amy* June 15, 2012, 10:17 am

    You survived the first night at home! Victory! Y’all are going to be great parents!*

  • Rebecca June 15, 2012, 10:25 am

    Henry looks so cute in his U Miami onsie!

  • Haley June 15, 2012, 10:33 am

    He is seriously the cutest little munchkin!!! Glad the dogs did well and you all look so undeniably enthralled and in love with Henry! 🙂

  • Corrie Anne June 15, 2012, 10:41 am

    That awesome. Loved the dog introduction story!

  • Nicole June 15, 2012, 10:49 am

    Glad the intro with the pups went well! Hopefully that continues as they realize the baby isn’t going anywhere, lol.

    Can’t wait to do this with our cats. The male won’t care, but our female will either be unhappy or will try to lay on the baby. We also plan to have a puppy by then, so that’s one more animal to deal with. Hopefully introducing the cats to the puppy goes well!

  • Elisabeth June 15, 2012, 10:52 am

    I can’t get over how CUTE! Henry is 🙂 That last picture with Maggie is hilarious – I just love how clueless she is!

  • Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY June 15, 2012, 10:52 am

    Whenever you talk about Maggie, it makes me laugh! So happy you are home with your healthy baby and your lovely family!

  • Amanda June 15, 2012, 10:53 am

    Our dog intro was pretty much the same, she considers the girls her puppies and actually took Claire’s socks off to lick her feet which I thought was really adorable.

  • Annette@FitnessPerks June 15, 2012, 10:54 am

    Awww he is soooo cute!!

  • Marissa C June 15, 2012, 10:55 am

    He is so tiny and cute!

    My parents have a sheltie who was all over our baby when she was born…it actually worried my mom. He was never aggressive, but would freak out when she cried and get upset at whoever was holding her. We thing he was so protective he thought the person holding her was hurting her.

    Now that she is older he has mellowed a bit and isn’t as interested…but boy does she LOVE him. She LOVES it when he licks her (I’m not a fan!) and she tries to grab him. Luckily he is patient. He brings her toys in hope that she will throw them for him…hasn’t figured out yet that she isn’t going to do it.

    And then you find your child chewing on a dog toy…oy!

  • Kate @ Cupcake Runner June 15, 2012, 10:59 am

    I just adore Maggie! She could surprise you one day and secretly she’s been soaking it all in! 🙂 They say to be careful of the quiet ones.

  • Rachel June 15, 2012, 11:05 am

    I went on vacation, and I had a feeling you’d give birth while I was gone and you did! Henry looks adorable and you all seem to be adjusting well! I can’t wait to read more! Congratulations to you all!

  • sharon June 15, 2012, 11:12 am

    Congrats..Henry is adorable! I also love your posts about the dogs. I have two dogs as well, and sometimes I think the same about one of mine. But I love him no less 🙂

  • Jennie June 15, 2012, 11:14 am

    The name Henry suits him very well. Congratulations! Babies really are the BEST!! 🙂

  • Marisa E June 15, 2012, 11:15 am

    He is soooooo flippin CUTE!!!!! Oh yes- the post prego hormones are so overwhelming. I shudder at the memories of my crazy, crying self- yeesh!!

  • Soniathe Mexigarian June 15, 2012, 11:22 am

    Awww. I’m glad that the introduction went well. James sounds so sweet. May I ask why you washed Henry so quickly after the licks? I understand germs and everything, but seeing how babies are exposed to germs all the time. . . Just curious (for gaining baby knowledge purposes), no judgement. 🙂

    I fear the day when we bring a baby home to our animal house. 3 cats and a dog. Aye caramba.

    • CaitlinHTP June 15, 2012, 2:05 pm

      Well James actually had a tummy infection two weeks ago so I was super concerned about that – he was on antibiotics and stuff. 🙁 Otherwise I am pretty low germ freak out.

  • Kelli June 15, 2012, 11:24 am

    That is great that the intro went so well! I’m sure that the 3 of them will all be best buddies.
    And…I just noticed that Henry’s peach fuzz hair seems to be the same shade as Kristiens! I know you are thrilled about that!
    I love reading about the hormones, how you are handling sleep, etc as I’ll be there in the next couple of months! So awesome. He is lovely, congratulations again!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) June 15, 2012, 11:31 am

    That carseat photo makes him look SO small… it’s amazing how small newborns are!

  • Lisa June 15, 2012, 11:38 am

    Too funny! It sounds like you made the transition for the pups as easy as possible. I’m sure there will be some acting out once they realize Henry is going to get most of the attention. But maybe they won’t mind!

    I wonder what my one kitty would do with a baby. A friend brought a baby over once and laid it on the couch (where the cats usually sit) and he hissed and growled. Then ran away scared of the creature!

  • Tara June 15, 2012, 11:39 am

    I’m so happy for your family. We have a 7 month old and I look back at those first days with our precious baby and they are just so special to me. Love reliving those experiences and feelings vicariously through your wonderful posts. I look forward to hearing about your birth experience. Mine was polar opposite of my “plan” :/

  • Jeni June 15, 2012, 11:46 am

    You have the cutest baby ever!! And your Maggie stories are cracking me up! Bless her heart. Its a happy day.

  • Lauren T June 15, 2012, 11:47 am

    Henry is such an adorable new born!!! Glad to hear introducing him to the dogs went well! Sounds like Henry and James will become good friends 🙂

  • Mary Jo June 15, 2012, 11:55 am

    He is so cute!! Congrats to both of you. And Grandma Joy.

  • Kristina June 15, 2012, 12:05 pm

    Kudos to your positive reinforcement method of introducing Henry! I think that everything you did was spot on. Glad that things are going smoothly, and I love, love, love the name Henry. The last photo with your mom, Magz and Henry is precious 🙂

  • Tammy Root June 15, 2012, 12:07 pm

    Your comment about bursting into tears resonates with me. Just yesterday I was holding Marea listening to a lullaby CD and I couldn’t stop sobbing! I just love her so much and the tears were flowing. 🙂 She is 4 weeks old and it is still happening. Keep the tissues handy. 😉

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 15, 2012, 12:13 pm

    I think I’ll be the same way and burst into tears of happiness when I have kids. Even just watching movies where the characters have babies always makes me cry! 😛

  • Julie June 15, 2012, 12:22 pm

    LOL re your comment about Maggie. Must be the name… we have a puppy named Maggie, too, & while she’s the cutest, sweetest puppy ever, she’s a bit lacking in the brains dept. 🙂 LOVE the pic of your mom w/ Henry!

  • Tracy June 15, 2012, 12:28 pm

    Congratulations!! I LOVE Maggie 🙂

  • Laura June 15, 2012, 12:29 pm

    I can’t seem to get over how adorably cute your sweet baby boy is! Congratulations! I can’t wait to “watch” as he grows up! =]

  • Robyn June 15, 2012, 12:42 pm

    I’m so glad that it’s going well! And you are seriously amazing for posting so consistently. I’m so glad that I got to see this before my little one arrives (hopefully in the next 2 weeks!) as I’m really hoping that our pup adjusts well.

    Great job, so far Caitlin, you’re amazing!

  • Cailin June 15, 2012, 12:51 pm

    Such a special time! There is nothing like those first few days home with a new baby- enjoy every minute! He is too precious!

  • M.C. Reddick June 15, 2012, 1:06 pm

    Love that pic of Maggie and ur mom and Henry….
    tooooo sweet!!! 🙂

  • Lindsay June 15, 2012, 1:16 pm

    Henry is adorableeeeee!!!!!!

  • Juniper June 15, 2012, 1:25 pm

    I am so glad it went well with maggie and james! 🙂 and he is a lovely little baby! totally adorable. My mom and I both read your blog and we were talking yesterday about what a handsome baby he is!

    So happy for you and your husband!! 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP June 15, 2012, 2:05 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) June 15, 2012, 1:28 pm

    Welcome home!

  • Laura is Undeterrable June 15, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Awww I love how he is yelling “TOUCHDOWN!” (because he totally is, duh)

    Such a cutie! I’m glad everything is going well.

  • Natalie @fitjamericangirl June 15, 2012, 2:28 pm

    For some reason, that last pic of Maggie is HILARIOUS.

  • Leslie June 15, 2012, 2:42 pm

    I think it’s very sweet how you took so much care to make sure the dogs are comfortable with the transition!

  • Amber K June 15, 2012, 3:02 pm

    I’m so glad the dogs are taking well to Henry. Is it even possible that I think he’s even cuter today? Nope, still the same amount of precious as always!

  • Britt @ BalancedBritt June 15, 2012, 3:22 pm

    I cannot wait for your birth story! I am 20 weeks now, and it is only because of you that I know about the Bradley Method. We sign up for our classes in a few weeks and I cannot wait to read your post labor review of the method.

  • Susan June 15, 2012, 4:34 pm

    I suspect Maggie is smarter than you think. She is not sure about this new “puppy” and may be hoping it goes away. She’ll come around when she realizes Henry (love the name!)is here to stay!!!

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 15, 2012, 8:06 pm

    I’m starting to get concerned that I may never be able to comment on your blog again without saying something along the lines of “HENRY IS SO CUTE”. I can’t help it! Haha.

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed June 16, 2012, 1:03 am

    hahaha oh maggie 🙂 well done, lovelies! precious. look at him lying on your mum! too cute.
    Heidi xo

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 17, 2012, 12:00 am

    Awww that last picture is adorable! Lights out, for sure 😉

  • Kristin P. June 22, 2012, 5:20 pm

    lol. Maggie is hilarious. I love her. and CONGRATS on little henry!

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