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!