I read that when a baby is born into a home that has had a dog while the baby is in-utero, the baby doesn't freak out cause she's heard the barks and snuffles for several months.
Well, that made total sense and I forgot about it until a few weeks ago when I was going to bed. James was at the store or something, so Jack (our dog) was hanging out on the bed with me. Suddenly, he heard a noise (probably James coming home) and jumped up and barked full volume. The crazy thing was, the baby startled! She nearly jumped out of me! I felt so bad! But, I guess having her not freak out after she's born means she will freak out a little until she's used to it. I still felt bad I couldn't really comfort her, but I was glad she couldn't start crying...is that bad?
Anyway, it just made me think that she's learning and experiencing life even now. So cool.