Have you started bonding with your unborn baby? If so, what are you doing?
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 reminds me he's here!
DH Mike 2/10/01
DS Caleb 11/19/05
DS Jonah 11/25/11
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 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.
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.
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. 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!
DS Austin ~ May '07
DS Jake ~ January '10, a moment in our arms, a lifetime in our hearts...
DD Allyson ~ December 1, 2011
My pg.org journal
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 baby usually obliges us with a fluttered or a roll while we are reading to it it's been a nice way for DH and I to bond together with the baby too!