First of all: Congrats!
My due date is Octobere 2th!
With three dogs (two Basenji's) we thought a lot about this issue, the dogs are very mucht the most important babys in the world to us and we want to make sure we do everyting we can to make it work.
We learned you have to make sure, you connect the dog(s) with everything!
The won't be jealous when it only becomes more fun for them!
Our Basenji's are crazy about kids and when they see a baby or a little kid, they have to go there to see it…
We also learned small things like don't put them in the crate when you are to busy with the baby (it's important they don't get the feeling that THEY have to make room for the new one)
See it as a new puppy, it's a bit new and exciting but you just have to make sure, the dog(s) won't become less important, or getting less attention.
We connected the dogs with everyting, they are all used with the Baby-room, they all wanted to smell the little clothes and all the other stuff of the baby.
From the start, they want to be close to my tummy.
They will put their heads were the baby is, and wait 'till "it" reacts to them.
Our Ibizan, (it's a she) whe she don't get a fast reaction, she swings her head slowly and then YES it reacts and she will listen and feel the baby. (very cute)
And make sure, the baby won't take toys from the dogs and the dogs won't take toys from the baby (you probably have to say that a million times but they will know the difference)
Our doctor says, when we come home with the baby when it's born, let them smell him/her out. (one dog a time of course) Exciting but they have to know what you brought home.
We already planned my parents will come to our place, so the dogs don't have to be in their crate when I have to go to the hospital.
It has to be a big party for them as it has to be for us!