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#1 of 5 Old 07-01-2005, 04:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi mamas~

I was just wondering how you communicate with your baby? Do you talk, read books/poems (what kind?), sing, play musical instruments, play music with head phones (what kind of music)??? Does your baby respond to certain things?

I need to buy some headphones so I can play music. I talk and sing all the time to baby. My husband has played the didgeridoo (the Australian aboriginal instrument) to my belly, that was neat! I've been thinking about playing guitar again, which I haven't done in about a year. I can't really get baby to move when I want though, he moves around usually after I eat, but that's about it. One of my kitties was laying on the side of my tummy and the baby started kicking him! So cute~

We are going to a concert in Sept.,(to see Ani Difranco) so I hope he enjoys it! Can sounds be to loud for baby???




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We talk to him all the time! And of course he can hear all the screeching of his sisters. :LOL If he's wiggly and dh starts talking to him, he stops moving...it's SO cute!!

As far as reading...I don't usually read TO him...but I read to the girls all the time so that kinda counts.
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*I might sound kinda flaky here*

Way before I needed to take a pregnancy test I felt a connection. I wasn't convinced I was even pregnant, and had a beer. As I was drinking, I swear it was like someone was "telling" me I was pregnant and I probably shouldn't be drinking the beer. That kind of communication has been pretty strong all along. Even though I've had mass amounts of dreams of a little girl, when I was awake, I just felt like a boy was communicating with me. And I am a first level reiki practitioner, and I've been using that with him all the time. I haven't started any actual reading or playing music, since I'd learned that their ears can't pick up much outside the womb until after the 7th month. At that point, I want to play lots of music and read. (With my first, I could tell when he was hearing outside the womb, because I worked hotel housekeeping - and everytime I ran the vacuum, he'd start doing flips, kicking and bouncing, and that was around 7 months.)

I do plan to do those things as much as possible, though.


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movingon~ That's neat that you feel such a connection with your baby! I'm feeling more and more connected, but the first few month I really didn't.

I've read lots of different time estimates on when a baby can hear outside of the womb, and from what it appears like, they don't really know. I figure it doesn't hurt to start early Musical instruments also cause vibrations, so maybe they can feel that?? Here's a link with interesting info about fetal development~

http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/tul/psychtoday9809.html

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"Closer to birth, the fetus sleeps 85 or 90% of the time: the same as a newborn." - Well, inside the womb, my ds barely slept 50% of the time, and it was about the same after he was born, so I guess I had a warning before he was born, after all! I also like how the article pointed out that the mother's diet can be tasted in the womb and influence tastes it finds in the breastmilk. I'm wondering if I should make sure I'm not straying too far from my love of spices and other things, so it's all familiar...

Good article, thanks!

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