Life with a Baby: Meet Nolan

Oh boy!
It’s been ages since Preston’s last blog update. Taking care of a human baby is NOT easy! Baby Nolan is keeping Mommy and Daddy extremely busy.
A month ago, Mommy and Daddy brought Baby Nolan home to meet Preston. They had been waiting for this day for months. When the big day finally arrived, Mommy came home and greeted Preston first when Daddy was waiting outside the house with the baby. Then Mommy asked Preston to stay in the living room while Mommy introduced the baby to him.
Here is a video clip of Preston meeting Nolan for the first time and learning who Nolan is.

Even though it was not love at the first sight for Preston and Baby Nolan, Preston quickly accepted Baby Nolan as a new family addition.
The first couple of days after Nolan came home, Preston must have sensed Mommy and Daddy’s anxiety whenever the baby was crying. He got very stressed and started barking and howling. Mommy and Daddy gave Preston lots of praise, kisses and of course, treats to help him develop a positive association with the baby. As Mommy and Daddy became more comfortable with handling the baby and Preston was reassured that the baby noises were normal, Preston started showing affection towards his baby brother.

22 Responses to Life with a Baby: Meet Nolan

  1. We have been waiting on pins and needles for this update! There was no doubt in our minds that Preston would be the best doggie brother to Nolan! Preston and Nolan together are sooo cute. Before you know they’ll be playing together. Love the foot picture!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  2. laffin says:

    Congrats on the new addition to your family. Love the last shot of the two pairs of feet – so cute!

  3. Oh my! How cute! We are so very proud of you Preston. You are doing a great job being a big brother to Nolan 🙂 We love how you two rest together!
    Maddy and Owen

  4. Thanks Susan for sharing the video! this is awesome! Preston, you already become a big brother ~~ and I love the picture which show only Nolan and Preston leg. :~) Lovely~~

  5. Mack & Murph says:

    Oh, Nolan is precious! What a wonderful video. Thank you for sharing with us. I can’t wait to see the two boys playing when Nolan gets bigger!

  6. Good work Preston, knew you could do it 🙂

  7. We knew you’d love your new baby brother, Preston! Nolan is just adorable!
    OMG, we absolutely love that last picture!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. Einstein the Puggle says:

    Oh dear, Mom just about fainted from the sweetness of the pictures. The last one is her favorite!

    Baby Nolan is lucky that Preston is his big brother! They have some wonderful adventures ahead of them.

  9. kourtney says:

    Oh preston! of course you know where your brother is! i can tell youre a good big brother already! i love how your tail wags when you look in the crib! Mommy thinks your brother is the cutest!

    oliver and jack

  10. Mowgli's Mommy says:

    We’re so glad that all of you are well!

    Thanks for sharing the video- one of the most precious of Preston I’ve ever seen!


  11. We can’t get over how stinkin’ cute you are Preston. We laughed when we heard you bark at your Baby! 🙂 We remember that bark! hehehe ALSO, what kind of ‘swing’ is that?! Mommy works in child care and that one had her floored!!! SOOO COOL!! If you have time stop by our bloggy and get Jimmy’s Birthday Bash Badge to be entered into our giveaway! 🙂
    Licks & Puppy Kisses,
    Kylie & Jimmy

  12. Nolan is a beautiful little boy! I love the video. I am glad that Preston warmed up to Nolan so quickly and that he is helping you to care for him. Congratulations to you all for your special delivery and to Preston for becoming a big brother.
    Love, Ann, Jack and Ella

  13. Preston you are awesome! Love the footie picture! You will have to teach me how to be nice to a baby, I get to figure this out myself in April! We should meet up this Fall. 🙂 Hugs to you & your family Preston!

    -Puggles TX Ranger

  14. C.l.o.v.e.r. says:

    Hi Preston! Thanks so mch for sharing this video and the adorable pictures!! I am so glad you are adjusting well to being a big brother. Soon you two will be best buddies. We think Nolan looks JUST like your daddy!

  15. Bruschi says:

    Aww Mommy has tears in her eyes! What a beautiful recap of Nolan and Preston’s first month together! She got quite a kick out of “Nolan is not a Toy”! The video was too sweet……So glad they are adjusting well to each other. They truly are going to be the best of friends!

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  17. Iwona i Arek says:

    Preston is the smartest dog, baby Nolan is just adorable. Wish you guys lots of fun with parenting, enjoy!

  18. Good work Preston!!!

  19. Poochy the Puggle says:

    Preston, we enjoy reading your blog 🙂 It must be great having a little brother and Baby Nolan is lucky as well to have you as his big brother.

    Thanks for sharing your story, Preston and Aunty Suzz.


  20. Preston,

    Your human brother is super cute! You are so super smart to learn his name so quickly! You are going to have so much fun with him! Like all the other people, we especially love the feet picture!


  21. Hope you guys are all coming along well!

  22. evelyn says:

    Congratulations!!! I was so happy to see the pictures, they are terrific and I got tears in my eyes when I saw how much Preston was so excited to see his new baby brother, that is so sweet and the closing shot of their feet together only shows how inseparable they will be from now on – Preston will surely look after his little brother and thanks for sharing the video they are all wonderful but this one is THE BEST YET! I have already watched it over and over and Milo just loves it too!! Thanks again you guys are terrific! Hugs and Kisses, Evelyn & Milo xoxoxo