"when the nipper arrives"

Peter this is the first I heard about your expected arrival. Congratulations to you both. Don't worry about missing out on anything. That's the great thing about analog photography it's not going anywhere, it has already arrived and will remain around without change until you have time to return.
In the meantime practice up on your baby snaps & remember Infrared should not be your first choice when shooting.

Cheers
Vincent