samandruss wrote: Is she honestly totally safe around the kids?
Just wanted to touch on this quote. No child is "totally safe" around any pet. Dog, cat, ferret etc. Anything with teeth can bite. It doesn't matter if she would be a lab, a pit bull, or a toy poodle. I have heard of ferrets getting out of their cage and attacking toddlers and them needing plastic surgery. The same amount of caution should be used with any pet. Supervised interactions, and never totally trust any dog with a child. Children make quick movements, can easily scare dogs. My greyhound for instance was NOT child safe. She would startle if she was sleeping and they ran past her--causing her to wake up and snap at anything that was near her.
I am due to have my baby in Feb. I have no more concern bringing her into a home with 2 pit bulls(mixes) then I would if I owned any other breed of dog. The same rules apply--supervised interactions, common sense
That said, welcome to the world of pit bulls and Pit Mixes!! I would make sure your trainer is a positive based trainer. I agree to try and loose your thoughts on pit bulls in general. Forget what you've heard in the news and media-- You will hear the "truth" here. Research, research, research. Don't be afraid to sit and just read posts and get to know the breed.
We would LOVE to see pictures of your new family member!