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Fun with your bump

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KittyChat Fri 06-May-11 11:18:00

I'm getting a bit big and ungainly at 31 weeks but have discovered there is fun to be had with my sizeable belly.

Last night when the baby was active I put a tall plastic cup on my belly and lay down. The cup started moving - jerking up and down with every kick, and rolling about and tilting as the baby shifted in the womb. DP was fascinated and ended up addressing the cup like it was his progeny.

Mariah Carey drew artwork on hers.

Any other suggestions?

Riddzy Fri 06-May-11 11:21:46

One of my helpful android apps suggested tapping the bump at the site of each kick - apparently the baby can learn to respond to your tapping! It works sometimes but not entirely convinced...

vj32 Fri 06-May-11 11:52:07

Go to the cinema. We went to see a thriller at about 30 weeks. Big kick from baby every time something dramatic was about to happen - he could obviously feel the increased vibrations in the music/sound effects.

StrawberriesAndScream Fri 06-May-11 11:57:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsChemist Fri 06-May-11 12:02:39

Ha! Just tried the torch thing (handily had one next to me on the sofa) and the baby is wriggling all over the show.

Riddzy Fri 06-May-11 13:01:52

These are great! I am going to try the torch one as soon as I get home.

Great excuse to go to the cinema, too...

lovemybabyboy Fri 06-May-11 13:24:25

I used to press in my bump then my ds would press my hand back out, it was so much fun.
Ill be 16 weeks tomorrow with dc2 and cant wait till i get to that stage again where i cant play with bump! smile

lovemybabyboy Fri 06-May-11 13:25:38

Sorry meant to say CAN not CANT!!! grin

marie14 Sat 07-May-11 09:04:33

i just end up drumming on mine as i'm walking round the supermarket or wwatching tv :D

jasmine51 Sat 07-May-11 10:19:09

DH put a pack of peas on the top of my currently breech LO to try and give him an ice cream headache and encourage him to turn. He certainly started moving but hasnt turned yet!

theonlyhb2 Sat 07-May-11 10:27:12

thats a pretty genius idea jasmine!

pinkgirlythoughts Sat 07-May-11 10:31:38

My little one must just be really contrary, as I've tried most of these games with the bump, and it just stops moving completely. Normally it's active nearly all the time- the little so-and-so grin.

I have noticed, though, that baby doesn't like it when I'm reading and rest my book on the bump- it soon gets a swift kick back off again! Also seems to like football, as every time I've seen any on TV baby goes crazy whenever a goal is scored, or the ref makes an unpopular decision, and the crowd noise gets louder! I may have a little hooligan on my hands!

WiiUnfit Sat 07-May-11 10:57:53

We do the tapping where baby kicks thing & baby usually responds. smile

DP also loves getting right close to my bump & talking to the baby "Hello Baba, it's Daddy" .etc & baby has fun kicking like crazy or trying to turn round to get closer to him (presumably to hear better?) I have since told DP he is only to do this when talking to the bottom of the bump as I'm nearly 33 weeks & paranoid if baby (head down since 28 weeks) turns it might not be able to turn back! confused

The last few days we've had fun with asking my bump silly questions, I got up the other morning & was cold so I said something like "ooh chilly bumpy" and DP asked bump if it was a penguin which provoked a big kick - cue "Pingu Baba" as a new nn! grin

My book usually gets kicked off too pink!

Renaissance227 Tue 10-May-11 14:30:13

This sounds like great fun! Can't wait to play with my bump! x

Renaissance227 Tue 17-May-11 16:38:25

Any other ideas anyone? x

ninipops Tue 17-May-11 16:42:36

TBH I just like watching it move! Am 29 wks now and the seismic shifts of my entire belly just make me giggle constantly. I just can't understand why DH isn't as fascinated as I am!

BikeRunSki Tue 17-May-11 16:48:18

Friend had an amazing henna tatoo on hers.

LOL at vj32 my parents went to see the film of "The Battle of Britain" the night before I was born - 7 weeks early - mum blames my dangerously early arrival on all the gun fire.

KittyChat Tue 17-May-11 16:49:15

I've been trying some of these and the tapping has worked! However, whenever DP talks or sings to the bump it goes quiet. I work with two very loud/vocal men and the baby does seem to move a bit during the day, so I think it is confused about who its father is...

Renaissance227 Tue 17-May-11 16:53:00

lol at KittyChat!!!! grin

ShowOfHands Tue 17-May-11 16:56:25

I used to provide shelter for rain-soaked children under mine. And later when it was preposterously large, criminals on the run.

Great fun.

KittyChat Tue 17-May-11 16:59:26

Haha SOH!

WiiUnfit Tue 17-May-11 20:28:19

grin KittyChat! Or is it... [narrows eyes suspiciously]

frida75 Tue 17-May-11 20:36:59

My 2 ds like to play different kinds of music to my bump to figure out what it prefers.
Ds1 (who's 8) is trying to get baby in to Hip Hop whereas ds2 (5) is more of a Foo Fighters fan! ... Baby just likes dancing to whatever!

Think I might get some face paints this weekend and let them decorate the bump too.

Renaissance227 Wed 18-May-11 08:50:28

That's do sweet frida75 x

Joannezipan Wed 18-May-11 10:17:37

My DH reads the bump a story every night and we try and guess which animal was today's favourite by when the wiggles happened.

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