Hey everyone. I am very, very close to my kitty, Rogue. I treat her like my little baby, I'm the kind of owner that's bought her presents and surprises and spends inordinate amounts of time just hanging out with her. Many-a-day I will be in the lounge on the couch, tapping away at my laptop or drawing in a sketchbook, and she'll be sleeping nearby. If I go away, she misses me terribly. Since I've gotten pregnant, she's in my face a lot, which is adorable, but I have to refrain from my usual expressions of affection! No kitten huffing (stuffing my face in her belly and kissing it), no head-smooches, etc etc. I'm not doing that until I'm sure it's safe to, which will probably be after the baby is born. Is/Does anyone miss that contact? I only lost my 18 year old boy cat about three weeks ago, and I'm keenly aware of the passing time in relation to making the most of the fun I can have with my cat. It's also helping me work through the grief. I know it seems very inconsequential on the grand scale, but I'm just wondering if I'm the only pregnant lady looking at her pet and wishing she could just do all the regular silly scruffing and belly-nomming that she used to do?