DH has always been a cautious, quiet guy (though not shy), and I was very cautious/shy as a child.
Could our daughter have inherited that? What are the chances her womb personality continues once she "breaks out"?
And we are joyfully awaiting a new addition in April 2011! <><
Their labors matched their personalities, too. DD's was slow and I was SO tired and lethargic. DS's was fast and I was full of energy. That's them. I'm really excited to see if this baby is who I think it is, too!
"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."
We always "choose" names based on their personality (although it always feels like we get guidance from them while choosing). I have a great book on names called The Secret Universe of Names by Roy Feinson, it describes how the phonetics in a name actually affects that person's personality/destiny to an extent. So far all but maybe one or two people who I have looked up fit their description.
My STBX husband is and has always been a completely nocturnal being. ALWAYS. His mom tells me stories about him breaking all of the eggs on the floor at 2am, quietly playing by himself at all hours, etc.
The other night, I woke up at around 1am and found my baby to be having a party in there. Seriously, she kept me up until around 4:30am, and fell off, to awake again at around 10. JUST LIKE HER FATHER.
So I do sort of believe that they develop some sort of personality in there. I mean, why wouldn't they? I wonder if any studies have ever been done about this..
With this being my first and having nothing to compare the kicks and flutters to (I LOVE it, by the way), I have to just guess. So far, I wouldn't say that this baby is extremely active or very athletic, but I do feel a lot of action. I get the sensation that my baby is "swimming" as I'll get kicks followed by the pressure of an arm or leg moving briefly against my side. When I put pressure on my stomach, I get directed kicks in that area--even as direct as at a fetascope (you can tell it was me the novice using it not the midwife as I was in completely the wrong area). The baby likes me walking or singing and will be still and gets really active when I settle in somewhere quietly. Thankfully the baby doesn't keep me awake, but my husband says that the best time for baby watching is while I'm asleep as my tummy will bump and jump.
I'm getting the impression of a very inquisitive, out-going little person who is trying to reach out to us, but yet not active to the point of hyperactivity. I've started singing lullabies and talking in my baby voice while gently rubbing my tummy. I hope my baby knows how much I love it!
Happy Wife since 12/31/05 ~ Blessed Mama to 2/8/09 and 6/11/11, with on the way due 2/24/14
The other night I did something really interesting that made my LO react. I started firmly rubbing around the outer part of my belly in a large circle. Then, I'd stop and say softly, "I love you." (yes, mushy)
Each time I did that and paused, she'd kick once. It was so cool!
I was wrong about her hiding from everyone, but me, though. She seems to like one of our poms. She's been especially active near him since he's had knee surgery (he likes to snuggle against the belly lately). Maybe they have a connection, too?
*One really cool thing after birth I noticed was that the baby's movement inside were the same as the movements outside! If you use a sling a lot, you'll notice this even more since it's more like an outside of the uterus womb!
Courtney and Cree, baby made 3, added one more then there were 4, sakes alive, then we had 5, another in the mix now we have 6!
A Momma in love with her Little Women-Jewel Face, Jo Jo Bean, June Bug, and Sweet Coraline.
With my first pregnancy, I kept getting the energy of roses and angels, and also a very practical side to the personality-- and I thought it was a girl . . . nope, a very artisitic, sensitive, practical little boy! We named him after an angel.
With my second son I was pretty sure he was a boy from the get-go because he has a very "sporty" feel to his energy-- I knew he would be a little bruiser and he is! I also got a sense of a powerful will, so we named him Teddy after the president Theodore Roosevelt. And it fits him-- he is very physical and athletic, with a very strong, stubborn will.
With this girl, I sense-- it's hard to explain-- an interesting mixture of delicacy and strength, leadership-- the word "dignity" comes to mind. I think she will enjoy dressing up and all that girly stuff. There's a LOT of sweetness there. But I also sense humor and a slight quirky streak. I keep seeing her helping me out in the kitchen, so I think she will enjoy cooking. But then, that's probably a given, since me, dh, the boys all love to cook-- haha, she'll be the odd one out if she doesn't like to cook!
♥ blogger astrologer mom to three cool kiddos, and trying to figure out this divorce thing-- Blossom and Glow ♥
I have one daughter who is/was very mellow and one who has ADHD symptoms and bounces off the wall. She was that way from birth. She kicked a hole in her amniotic sac! She also had terrible colic. I dread going through that again, I am praying that I won't get another one like that - it just makes me tired to even think about it.
I feel bad that I can't remember much about my first, granted that was 12 years ago and she is mellower and it was my first... I don't recall the second seeming any more "feisty" in the womb necessarily but she certainly was as an infant. It's partly why I waited so long and was hesitant to have another -she was/is a very high needs child.
This one seems pretty active... but I can't really say if it is more or less! Oh well... time will tell!
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