He's gone so gentle with me, he won't jump on me anymore and if he's on couch and wants to lie beside me/on my knee he is v slow about how he does it. He'll lie beside me first on couch and then v carefully put his head or paw on my knee but won't touch my tummy. Whereas with dh he climbs all over him not caring where he stands!
We have asked MIL to come down to him when I go into hospital so he's still walked and has company. He absolutely loves her so doubt he'll even notice we're gone!
Agree with the post about ensuring child has respect for dog also as they grow up. They need to know how to treat dogs etc and hopefully the 2 of them will be great friends!