There are three cats and a dog in our menagerie of animals. Steve and I have talked often about how we think they will react once there is a baby in the house. They all have such distinct personalities and the only one that I really worry about in making that adjustment is Nikita, our dog. She's a very sweet girl and my worry is not that she'll be aggressive towards the baby, but she is incredibly attached to me and I do worry about how she'll handle no longer being at the center of my attention. She completely ignores other beings (namely, Steve and the cats) and will step on them to get to me and gets noticeably jealous if I have a kitty in my lap. We just can't have her doing those things to a baby and I'm not at all sure how to deal with it. I feel like there is preparation that I should be doing now so that she can get used to our new world without associating her sudden lack of attention with the baby. My midwives advise that these things generally have a way of working out and maybe it is one of those things that we'll just have to deal with post-birth day. I hope so.