Brandi - posted on 09/24/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm due in November, and I keep hearing people say stuff like "I talked to my baby every day" "I sang every day to them" or "I played with them all the time" and "I put headphones on my belly so they could listen to music." And they say this like they did it EVERY SECOND of EVERY DAY. And I'm thinking to myself "I do that...not ALL the time, but I lay there and I rub my belly and when she kicks I push back...I sing to her..I talk to her when she gets upset. There's music playing nearly all the time.." but I feel like it's not enough. I'm not a talkative person by nature, I don't just sit there and talk. I listen. I don't randomly break out a pair of headphones and blare classical music at my belly and I don't constantly poke at my belly or tap my belly to make her move. And honestly, I kind of hate it when people come up to me and randomly rub my belly then get upset when they don't get kicked. I feel like I haven't done enough to give her "a good start." Like...she won't be "normal" because I didn't sit down with hours set aside to talk to her or play music or rub my belly. =/ Any advice? Or what do you guys think? I feel kind of bad sometimes when I think about it. I'm not hurting her by not talking all the time am I? I mean...I DO! Just not as much as people think I should. I know she knows my voice because when she's upset, I do talk to her, and I do sing to her and she does calm down.....am I just being paranoid?