bonding with your bump

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bonding with your bump

Have you started bonding with your unborn baby? If so, what are you doing?

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it's funny, now that I know it's a boy and saw the us pics, it's like finding out I am preggo all over again! I feel like there is a real person in there now more than ever!

We give DS a blessing every night before bed. Now DS gives the baby the same blessing. He talks right to the belly and says, "I love you baby brother." It's cute!

I think the heartburn helps us bond Smile reminds me he's here!

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Not yet - I still have trouble feeling pregnant most of the time. I have little to no desire to shop for baby stuff yet and since we don't have a name I feel like its a huge weight on me. Maybe once we know the gender it will be easier to start bonding.

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yep. I am feeling baby move a lot now and that helps. Once I know the sex, it will be even better.

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I have, but just recently I think. I felt really detached for a while because of our m/c last year, and I didn't want to get really excited. But finding out that I'm going to have a daughter was/is the best feeling ever. And now that I can feel her move and call her by name it makes it feel that much more real.

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We haven't really done anything major...I mainly just poke around at my belly and try to feel the baby move. DH talks to my belly sometimes and I like to crank up the radio and sing to the baby in the car on the way home from work, since that tends to inspire movement. Ever since my bump has become more visible and I have been able to feel some movement, I have been feeling a lot more connected with the baby. I think once we get moved into our house and I start setting up the baby room and find out the sex, I will feel it even stronger.

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Nope, not yet anyway. I'm feeling rather detached.

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Yes, I'm starting to bond, against my better judgment (sadly, it was a defense mechanism for me to be detached after losing our son last year- really for anyone who's experienced a loss, I think). But I am def. starting to get attached now that we keep getting more and more good news at our appts and it looks like this is really going to happen. Smile It's incredible and so exciting to me to think that I'm going to have a daughter. I was so unsure at first about having a girl...I didn't know what to do with a girl, lol! But now that I know for sure that it's a "she" swimming around in there, I think of her as our little baby girl!

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

Not yet - I still have trouble feeling pregnant most of the time. I have little to no desire to shop for baby stuff yet and since we don't have a name I feel like its a huge weight on me. Maybe once we know the gender it will be easier to start bonding.

I'm feeling the same way. Right now baby is just something that keeps me feeling crappy most days Sad I think once we have the gender and name things will start getting more real for me.

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Feeling more movement and especially seeing the ultrasound pictures made me truly feel the "reality" I guess of the pregnancy. DH and I have already bought a bunch of books, and we have been reading them to my bump haha. My friend loaned me a fetal microphone...which is just two little speakers you can stick on your tummy and a mic on the other end. We have been using that, it's fun Smile baby usually obliges us with a fluttered or a roll while we are reading to it Biggrin it's been a nice way for DH and I to bond together with the baby too!

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Shamefully... nothing really for me yet. I think it's maybe because I really was wanting another girl and of course it's a boy. I'm not too worried though, it was like this with my other sons, but once they got here I was overjoyed... it's just getting to that place.