Is Nikki Bella actually ready to become a mommy? In a sneak peek of the upcoming Total Bellas episode, Brie Bella and Bryan Danielson leave their daughter, Birdie, under Nikki’s care while they pack up their Arizona home.
“It’s so hard to pack and have a baby. So, for the first time ever, Bryan and I are leaving Birdie,” Brie explained during a confessional. “It’s really good timing for [Nikki] too, because she wants to be a mom and that’s why she’s going through this whole situation with [ex-fiancé] John [Cena].”
But, taking care of Birdie might be more complicated than Nikki had ever imagined. “There’s like a schedule that I have in my phone that I try to abide by,” Brie told her sister. “[Birdie] doesn’t wake up at 7 a.m. She wakes up anywhere between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., but [she needs] a bottle every three hours.”
And, that’s not all! Birdie can have snacks, but only certain types of snacks. She can have eggs, but only the yolk part — no egg whites. On second thought, Brie told Nikki not to give the baby eggs at all. “No dairy. No meat. No peanut butter,” Brie explained.
Oh yeah, and when Birdie naps during the day, Brie said Nikki doesn’t need the volume turned up on the baby monitor. Nikki said she had everything under control, but fans will have to just wait and see how she actually handles all of it.
This comes weeks after Nikki and John split over the fact that she wanted kids and he didn’t. In 2014, John set the ground rules. “I’ve told you, I don’t want to get married and I don’t want to have kids. You do want to get married, and you do want to have kids,” he told Nikki during an episode of Total Bellas. “I feel like there’s a time bomb over my head.”
The topic of having children was always a fundamental issue between Nikki and John. “I’ll never force you not to be a mom,” John told Nikki on a recent episode of the show. She responded, “I thought I could really sacrifice that, but I just can’t.” The pair called off their wedding on April 15. And while they have yet to publicly reunite, John has changed his tune about wanting to have kids.
“For anyone out there speculating on what I am doing with my life now, I still love Nicole,” John said during an appearance on the Today Show in May. “I still would love to marry Nicole, [and] I still would love to have a family with Nicole.” Only time will tell if he truly means it, because judging by Nikki’s chemistry with Birdie, she’s definitely ready for motherhood!