Judge as you will, but other than pre-natal vitamins, folic acid, fish oil, lots of fruits, vegetables and proteins, there's something else, rather important, that I feel nourishes my baby.
College basketball games.
Not so ridiculous. It allows my baby to experience joy, disappointment, shock, anxiety, utter disbelief - all emotions it will have to learn at some point. Watching college hoops fills my baby with happiness and exhilaration, which, last time I checked, you can not swallow in vitamin form. (well not legally anyway). My excitement, jumping up and down, allows my baby time for exercise and rolling around in my uterus - both necessary things for growth and development. The baby starts learning about KU, it's rich history in domination and championships. It will start to understand why, when it's 6"8, in 8th grade, it might feel awkward, but really it's a blessing because it will already be pre-intended for KU's next championship team. It will start learning important statistics, school fight songs, and be able to start repeating key phrases to shout during games. "Take it to the hoop." "Foul!" "Shut up Vitale." If my baby's first words are "Rock Chalk Jayhawk", instead of "mom" or "dad", I won't be sad.
This March, baby and I will be watching hours of hoops, cheering, eating tater tots and Cheetos, and cheering on the Jayhawks. And, of course, growing and nourishing ourselves.