beau and buster

Dear Baby C,

I wanted to take some time to introduce you to your older siblings. These aren’t just any ordinary siblings though, these are your fierce and loyal protectors. Your four-legged friends.

Beau came to me and your dad shortly after we got married. In wanting to be totally transparent, we were not looking for a dog, but man those big brown eyes did me in (he has the same eyes as your dad). We brought him home at the beginning of January, and it was the coldest I ever remember it being. Poor thing had to go potty outside and housebreaking him when it was -10 degrees was not easy on either of us. Your dad was also traveling for work at the time, so it was just me and Bobo. Again, being honest, we hit the four-month mark and I did not want a dog anymore. He was so much responsibility and so, so needy. One day we had gone outside sans leash, and he ran into the street. There were no cars around, but my heart dropped into my stomach and from that day on I swore to protect him. Now we have this crazy close bond and he is definitely my dog, even though he looks like daddy. Beau’s favorite thing to do is cuddle on the couch, get belly rubs, and snack. He will be four later this year and that makes me sad because I want him to be around forever.

About a year after we brought Beau home, your mom had another crazy idea. Enter Buster. Buster is that full-of-personality, doesn’t care what anyone thinks dog. Opposite of your other brother, Buster looks like me and is your dad’s dog. He absolutely loves the snow – as long as he isn’t shaved, and could play fetch for hours. Buster’s favorite things include giving kisses right on the mouth, going to the dog park, and his giggle ball. We may have also tried to get him to be an honorary Cavs player, but no luck. Buster turns two right around the time we will be starting ivf, which will actually be a good excuse for cake. He is the ying to Beau’s yang and I couldn’t imagine our lives without either of them.

So Baby C, these are your brothers. I fully expect Beau to walk right by your side and protect you from any harm, and Buster will probably learn to get into your crib and snuggle with you. They will also probably be the happiest dogs that first time you throw them a cheerio.

I cannot wait to bring you home so you can meet them. I am sure they will be so excited to meet you too.


Mom and Dad


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Hello! My name is Hannah. Born and raised in the CLE where I still reside with my husband, our daughter Cora, and our two dogs. Professionally, I work in the event industry as the director of events for a local venue and also as an event designer and florist for my own company, Hannah Caraballo Designs. I have a personal history with infertility and mentor those who are walking through their own fertility journey. I am an enneagram four. I hate wearing shoes and socks. I love boating, baking, gardening, a glass of good red wine, and spending time with my family.

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