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Sometimes when I notice the babe start moving around in there, I feel bad for him. I find myself thinking he must be so bored in there by himself just floating around. I never felt like this with the first three, but I just wonder what the little guy is thinking in there. Okay, I know that he has a long way to go on his brain development, but dang, he can't open his eyes yet, he can just now start to hear things... it must get pretty boring in there just swimming around 24 hours a day. There's just so much going on in our house around him, I feel like he's missing out.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Heck, poor guy will probably come out, hear the noise level in real life, see his brothers fawning all over him and beg to go back inside.<br><br>
Maybe he should enjoy the "quiet" while he can.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'd never thought about it like that Beth...but now that you mention it...poor little baby! I know that she starts going nuts when she hears Seth talking! Like she can't wait to come out and play with him! But, I am sure she will want some peace and quiet once she gets here..fat chance! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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If this little one is anything like me, then this swimming is just the beginning! Starting out doing laps in my uterus for practice doing laps on a swim team! In college I swam upwards of 4-5 miles/day at the peak of the season (so glad that's in my past, I can't even walk for 45 minutes without needing a break!).<br><br>
But, yes, I have wondered what the baby thinks of everything going on.
 

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I feel bad for the baby because I'm afraid he doesn't have enough room in there. I told my midwife that and she chuckled at me. She said just wait till later when he's really squished in there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
But otherwise I feel like he must feel really safe and surrounded by me, and that doesn't bother me at all.
 

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Hah, I was wondering the same thing today.<br><br>
I had my first case of in utero hiccups with this babe, and I was wondering if she was pissed about it... they seemed to last such a long time! My first DD had hiccups every day from the 8th month on, sometimes several times a day, and lasting pretty much through her first month as a newborn! Once she was out she definitely minded - she used to scream every time the hiccups happened!<br><br>
Anyhoo. I guess they are busy sleeping a lot and guzzling amniotic fluid and checking out the new appendages that appear, so perhaps they aren't too terribly bored <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Beth,<br>
You are too funny, apparently you DID need to get out of the house today<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I just don't think that. I 'play' with the baby, by poking and getting a kick or a jab back. Every time DH sees me doing that, he gruffs to 'stop bugging the baby'. I keep telling him I am playing with it. Interaction, but he doesn't buy it<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hah, I was wondering the same thing today.<br><br>
I had my first case of in utero hiccups with this babe, and I was wondering if she was pissed about it... they seemed to last such a long time! My first DD had hiccups every day from the 8th month on, sometimes several times a day, and lasting pretty much through her first month as a newborn! Once she was out she definitely minded - she used to scream every time the hiccups happened!<br><br>
Anyhoo. I guess they are busy sleeping a lot and guzzling amniotic fluid and checking out the new appendages that appear, so perhaps they aren't too terribly bored <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Just an aside -- During my first pregnancy I read or heard that hiccups were an important part of lung development and they don't bother the baby in utero. Interesting huh.
 

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Funny this is your post today, because I just had this same discussion with a pregnant friend of mine. I remember saying to her " how boring it must be to be an infant developing in the womb. All he has to do in there is develop, sleep and kick." She, of course, reminded me that there are days when she would prefer to be in the womb as well! What a peaceful place<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Just be happy you don't have two of them in there<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> They'd be kicking the crap out of each other like mine did--OUCH.
 

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as for the quiet in there . . .<br>
our doula just told us it's about 80 decibels inside the womb all the time, so that when babies are born and kept in pure silence, it's very disorienting to them!<br>
so it's likely he will come out into the chaos and feel just right :)<br><br>
I usually only feel bad for him when I am coughing a lot or when I wake up and realize I've been sleeping on my stomach. . . smashing my baby!
 

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I don't feel bad for the baby - more jealous! I think it would be nice to float in a nice bathtub, listening to the world, moving when I like, just relaxed and happy. Nothing to do but grow...aaaahhhh.
 

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Towards the end of my last pregnancy, I felt bad for my daughter because she was going to have to come out. Inside she was always the right temperature, never cold or hot, never hungry, nothing ever hurt (I'm assuming). She was in the perfect place and had to leave it. Of course, if I could move in to the bathtub and have constant nouorishment, it would be perfect, so that's where i'm coming from. I never really thought about them being bored because when they're born it's so long before they do anything. But that's an interesting thought.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't feel bad for the baby - more jealous! I think it would be nice to float in a nice bathtub, listening to the world, moving when I like, just relaxed and happy. Nothing to do but grow...aaaahhhh.</div>
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<i>That</i> is where I want to be RIGHT NOW! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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i do feel bad when i cough a lot or sing really badly out of tune at the top of my lungs while driving (alone!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but i often wonder what s/he is doing in there--especially now that i have started to feel some movement. i often wish i could get in there and cuddle up and watch what s/he's doing. i do think it might be a nice place to hang out...if i could fit.
 

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I think my uterus might protest if anything else would try to creep it's way inside!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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oh yeah Tigress! My enthusiastic and terrible singing makes me feel a little sorry for my baby, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just an aside -- During my first pregnancy I read or heard that hiccups were an important part of lung development and they don't bother the baby in utero. Interesting huh.</div>
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Hmmm, don't bother the baby? How would "they" know that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> they don't know anything else so they can't be bored
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hmmm, don't bother the baby? How would "they" know that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Yeah I wondered that myself -- I am guessing maybe heart rate or other stress type tests - but really who knows.
 

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I think it must be boring in there but then again she is curled up and warm and listens to me talk and sing all day. I think it must be pretty interesting in the womb; there is a lot going on. Plus being rocked back and forth gently as mom walks - who the eck wouldn't enjoy that?
 
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