I talk to my baby's spirit that is "up there". I tell it all the things we will do together once it's here, tell it about its parents, etc. I felt a bond with my dd before she was concieved, even got a sense of her personality (thought she was a boy because it was so lively). Just got in touch with this new one that should come to us some time. It's calmer, thank goodness. lol! Dd keeps us on our toes, but at least I understand her. I'm as strong-willed as she is!
As far as rituals go, we dropped a silver cradle into the offering box at a mountain-top temple in India. After a year of ttcing I felt it was in God's hands. Dd came to us the next month.
7yo: "Mom,I know which man is on a quarter and which on is on a nickel. They both have ponytails, but one man has a collar and the other man is naked. The naked man was our first president."