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Our first born

As we near the birth of our first human child, I don't want to forget about our first dog child, a special little mix breed named Rowdy. As you may recall, Kyle and I adopted Rowdy from the dog warden last June — and instantly fell in love.

The warden guessed he was 8-12 weeks old when we got him, so we figured his birthday could be sometime between the middle of March and the middle of April. It just so happens my birthday, March 26 (holla!) is smack dab in the middle of all that, so it was decided that Row Row and I would share a birthday.

As he nears the one year mark, Rowdy still has many puppy tendencies that drive us crazy (like jumping on the oven to eat a piece of my pizza yesterday — Grrrr). However, he also has transformed into a loving, friendly, remarkably loyal member of our family.

When Kyle and I got new smartphones in October, we went a little crazy taking pictures of the dog. For real, we would send each other pictures of Rowdy while the other was at work. I swear 95 percent of the photos on my phone are of Rowdy doing anything cute and cuddly.

So in honor of our upcoming birthday, I figured I'd share a few of the frames.

Waiting patiently at the top of the stairs.

Sitting on mommy's lap with his football — his favorite toy (which also happens to have the most annoying squeaker of all time).

Spending some time in his favorite chair with daddy. Seriously, he loves when we put the foot rest up so he can jump up and cuddle.

Proving he CAN be a good boy and sit when we ask him.

We love you Rowdy, and we can't wait til you meet your little sister. Happy Birthday!


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