Baby vibes

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Here I am with my two nieces: Nora, on the left, who was at perfect snuggling age when this picture was taken. Now, she’s at the age where I only get a hug when I’m putting her to bed, and you better believe I’m not disturbing a finally sleepy child with a camera flash! And, a nuzzley Bailey, on the right. Can she breathe like that??

As we prepare for our first IVF cycle, I’ll take all the help I can get.  I’ve been eating better, regularly taking my prenatal vitamins, getting plenty of sleep, and snuggling extra babies.

Snuggling extra babies?   How will that help?

I have this theory that, the more time I spend around little kids and babies, the more susceptible my body will be towards getting pregnant.  A sort of “baby by osmosis,” if you will.  Baby vibes.  Now, this hypothesis is completely unsubstantiated by scientific research but, like I said, I’ll take all the help I can get, no matter how far-fetched.  Besides, who doesn’t like extra baby snuggles?

It just so happens that my sister-in-law went back to work last week after maternity leave.  I am the lucky Auntie who gets to watch her daughter, Bailey, every Monday.  A full day of Auntie and Bailey time.  What’s better than that?

I spent all of last Monday with the cutest, most cuddly baby who burrowed her face into my chest while she slept.  I even got a few sweet smiles while we played, smiles meant just for me.  I absolutely cannot wait until the next Auntie and Bailey day, when I can soak in some more Bailey love.

In the meantime, I also still watch my other niece, Nora, on Tuesdays.  Back-to-back days of baby vibes!  Miss Independent Nora is not much for snuggling these days, although I do take an extra few minutes rocking her to sleep when I put her to bed after an evening of playing, bath time and dinner.  I just can’t resist extra lovin’ from my beautiful nieces!

I’m so lucky that I get the time that I do with my nieces each week.  But, by my count, I have five days left out of the week with time to snuggle more babies.  Anyone need a babysitter?  Have a child’s birthday party coming up?  Send some baby vibes this girl’s way!

 

 

6 comments on “Baby vibes”

  1. EVERYONE in this story is lucky! What a sweet arrangement all around. It’s so lovely for kids to have a special adult in their lives who isn’t their parent. I still remember my Aunt Ruthie taking me downtown to see “Lady and the Tramp,” while my mother was home with those OTHER children. And my sons have been known to call my sister in Phila. to complain about MY behavior and ask for an intervention!

    Gena, I think you are such a loving person and you will undoubtedly be a wonderful mother someday soon.

  2. I subscribed to your theory too! And, my goodness, I just can’t get over how lucky your nieces are to have such a wonderfully doting auntie like you. I have a feeling your child is somehow watching you now – knowing how lucky s/he will be too 🙂

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