Now that scare of Down Syndrome screening is behind us, it has finally dawned on me that in exactly twelve weeks time we will have a new-born in the house.
Until now it has all felt a bit surreal. Despite my ever-expanding stomach, I don’t think that I had actually accepted that I was pregnant. So, I have been making conscious efforts to try to bond with our new addition. My last pregnancy with Bambina was such a different experience and in comparison I was carefree. Now, have to work full time, keep house and look after a 15month old – she’s just a baby herself. My time is completely full now compared to when I was expecting Bambina so I really have to make an effort to have some “me & you” time with the new one. Its important.
When I was expecting Bambina I used to sing to her. She was quite partial to il Divo and would kick away frantically. I find that ironic really, what with her being half Italian. It was in her genes even in the womb! I danced with her, moving my stomach about. I listened to calming, birthing relaxation downloads on my iPod (that didn’t calm or relax me one iota) and let her listen via daddies headphones resting on my stomach. Even now, Bambina LOVES music!
Now I have to find out what stimulates this little’un. Music? Reading? Talking? I’ve started the bonding process by familiarising myself with what’s going on on the inside. Whats the little’un up to? How is she or he growing? Whats happening this week? My Pregnancy Week by Week book has been a God send, again.
What bonding tricks did you come up with when you were expecting? Do tell!
- A New Addition #1 (teaandbiscotti.com)
- A New Addition #2 (teaandbiscotti.com)
- A New Addition #3 (teaandbiscotti.com)
- A Bit Down (teaandbiscotti.com)
- The Gift (teaandbiscotti.com)
* Fotos mine, courtesy of http://www.jameslarkinphotography.com/