I didn’t think it was possible for an adult to play with this many adorable babies unless you were, like, a nursery school teacher or a creeper or something. But I am apparently somewhat of a bab(y) magnet. No joke, I think if you’re having trouble conceiving just come hang out with me for a little while and you’ll get pregnant. And now, one more super important baby is coming into my life. My sister Rachel and her husband John just up and got pregnant!! Woot woot!! I’ll be an aunt for the third time!!! As you can see, Rachel has really embraced the baby spirit early on.
We won’t know for a couple more weeks if it’s a boy or a girl (maybe I’ll have my frst nephew??) but I have to say, for its own sake, I hope it’s a girl. Why? Because Rachel and John have begun referring to the baby with one of two nicknames: Queen Latifah (for a girl) and Weird Al Yankovic (for a boy). Which would you want your kid coming out resembling?
I already started making a nickname from her nickname because that’s how I roll, so I mostly call it Queenie or Latifs. And just to ensure we convince it to be a girl, here we are taking Queenie for her first Louis Vuitton bag.
But going back to like, all the babies I know… even two years ago, I liked babies just fine and all and I knew one or two peripherally, but that was about it. Being married and having a baby were pretty far off from my lifestyle back then. Since I got married, moved here, and became friends with grown ups (aka people my own age who don’t live in San Diego), I realized that this is actually the time frame when people have those kiddos. I think it was THE thing to do in 2012 because I had at least 6 friends here in Zurich who had babies on top of my little nieces that were born in NY. Plus Jessica Simpson. And now Kate Middleton (with possible twins!).