The Power of One Tiny Newborn Sock

It’s no secret that I have a big case of baby fever. I have accepted that this feeling won’t go away and while there are a few things I would like to set in motion before we get pregnant again, I do know that I very much want another child.

My husband isn’t there yet. I believe he’s close. He hasn’t shut the door and being the loving and great guy he is — he is always up for discussing it. It’s not all the time but I believe this discussion is important in our marriage.

I have a confession to make though. I haven’t just been sitting back and waiting for him to catch the baby fever — I have been actively trying to infect him.

I have been busy these past few weeks trying to stick to my New Year’s Resolution to find balance and organization and with that came time to clean out that neglected laundry room and pack away clothes that do not fit my kids anymore.  I found myself even more infected with the baby fever as I relived the newborn sleepers, onsies and toddler outfits that I’ve seen my children wear. Putting them in the ‘donate’ pile was hard too.

There is very little cuter in this world then anything made or used for newborns. The smallness of the outfits, the sweet smell of baby I can remember and all those mommy hormones flood in. I came up with a devious plan that morning — since the cutest of baby outfits was making my baby fever worse — surely it could ‘infect’ my husband.

I collected the cutest of baby socks and started leaving them throughout the house. On his laptop, the kitchen counter, sending him a picture when he was at work. He knew right away what I was doing — because that sock started to give him the tiniest sniffles or a small tickle in the back of his throat…

There is no way he can resist the power of the sock.

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