My mother-in-law had the spectacular idea that we fill the crib with balloons. Itís to deter any furry monsters from making the crib their home. While the nursery now smells like latex, at least there has been no loud pops and disgruntled kitties.
We shared this idea with fellow cat owners at birthing class earlier in the week. They were impressed. Slightly more impressive: We had a couple and their 6-month-old baby, Josephine, visit us for our final class. They shared their birth story and the mom cried. The rest of us did, too. It was really very sweet. And it made everything really real.