Andi (mcandiburger) wrote in boston_buddies,
Andi
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Hi...and help?

I joined a while ago, but I think this is my first post. I'm Andi, mom to Jack and Rylee, 3 1/2 year old brother and sister from the same litter. Once I figure out how to post pics (I'm pretty new to LJ, so bear with me :)), I'll give them a more proper intro.

So, my question is this. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in March. I'm not sure how Jack and Rylee will do with it because up until now, they've always been our "kids"...they get a ton of attention because, well, they're adorable Bostons and they deserve it (and demand it). LOL. And overall, they're incredibly well behaved. But they (Jack especially) have a bad habit of jumping up to kiss the face of anyone comes around. They do it mildly for my husband and I, but for anybody else, it's a frenzy. I mean, Jack obsesses and jumps 3 feet off the ground to try to say hi, which luckily most people find funny. We joke that he's spring loaded. LOL. Anyway, they usually listen and follow commands extremely well, except when they're all excited by new people and are jumping all over the place. Then it's like they can't even hear our voices. I really want to curb this behavior before the baby comes, so we don't have to deal with them trying to jump all over people that are holding the baby, etc.

Does anyone have any advice about this? I know Bostons are wonderfully eager by nature, so I don't want to lose that special Bostie edge, but I'd love to find a way to tone it down in that one situation if possible.

Oh, and any other advice about having Bostons with a new baby would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

EDIT: I just remembered that the pups are up on dogster, in case anyone wants to check them out while they're tech-challanged mom figures out how to post pics. So without further ado, here are Jack(http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=117591&j=t) and Rylee (http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=117616&j=t).
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