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Bonding or bonkers? Do you talk to your bump?

(18 Posts)
generalunrest Mon 17-Aug-09 17:39:55

I find myself saying 'Are you alright in there??' and apologising if I sneeze and jolt my bump grin

dal21 Mon 17-Aug-09 18:07:44

Bonding! Most definitely! I talk and stroke my bump, especially now I can feel the bub move!

muddle78 Mon 17-Aug-09 18:09:48

i am constantly talking and singing nonsence to my bump grin.i often nag bumpy(baby's inutero name) to wriggle or kick as im very scared when he doesnt move much sad. i fell over the other day and was apologising profusely out loud to 'bumpy' hmm lmao

SheWillBeLoved Mon 17-Aug-09 18:10:39

Don't feel bonkers, I miss talking to my bump so much! I still feel slightly upset now whenever DD has hiccups, as I remember always asking if she was okay when she had them inside me blush

SheWillBeLoved Mon 17-Aug-09 18:11:43

I should add - I still do ask if she's okay, I just miss the feeling grin

MamaLazarou Mon 17-Aug-09 19:49:48

I talk to it all the time - if I get stressed about something, I stop and tell my bump that there is nothing to worry about.

becksydee Tue 18-Aug-09 09:22:15

i quite often talk to it when i'm in the bath, not about anything specific, just nonsense really oh, and i ask the baby to cooperate with the nice doctor/midwife when they're trying to measure its heart rate but it keeps moving away from the doppler! (as it seems to like doing, little monkey)

arolf Tue 18-Aug-09 09:50:00

yup, always talking to my bump - as does DP (now - he didn't for a while, but he's got over his inhibitions a bit!). I'm always telling my baby how much I'm looking forward to meeting him, and asking him to kick me occasionally just to let me know he's in there (although I imagine I'd notice him leaving if he wasn't in there...)

my midwife talks to the bump too, telling him to behave for her I think it's nice!

mogend77 Tue 18-Aug-09 10:36:14

Yes I do. And at the mo I am getting my husband to talk to my bits basically in an attempt to get her to turn her head downwards (she is lying consistently transverse, tricksy little minx).

valbona Tue 18-Aug-09 12:12:28

yes, increasingly ... sometimes serious chats, sometimes loopy nonsense songs (need to make sure no-one's listening). and DH has started to have quiet words with it most evenings - although he always puts on a very deep rumbly voice so I hope s/he isn't scared rigid.

BikeRunSki Tue 18-Aug-09 12:14:44

Oh yes, I did. If I was out walking with my iPod, I used to tuck one of my headphones into my waistband for him too.

ErikaMaye Tue 18-Aug-09 12:20:31

All the time DP will say either "Kick for Daddy!" or "Stop jumping on Mummy's bladder" as appropriate as well grin

mumsiebumsie Tue 18-Aug-09 12:30:54

Wish I could do it but can't - find it sooo embarrassing. Hope baby doesn't suffer for it

NewbeeMummy Tue 18-Aug-09 12:34:41

I do all the time, but my OH has been doing it a lot longer than I have, I found it a bit odd at first. "Bumpzilla" (as she's currently known) will quite often respond to my OH's voice which makes him go all "funny" it's quite sweet to watch really

Although it is obvious she's going to be a complete little daddies girl

BumptiousandBustly Tue 18-Aug-09 12:34:47

Not only do I talk to bump, I make DH sing to it as well!

generalunrest Tue 18-Aug-09 13:17:51

Lol NewbeeMummy my DH calls the bump 'sproglette' so it's not just bonding for us then! I don't think I'll try making him sing to it though, he's got an awful singing voice, don't want to scare the little mite :D

I have to check myself in the supermarket valbona and make sure I'm not seemingly nattering on to myself grin

VAB Tue 18-Aug-09 15:10:55

I ask mine to give 'mummy a kick' if it's been a bit quiet. I also play a musical toy to it at night time, hoping that it'll find it settling after it's been born... that's the theory anyway!! grin

I also get my OH to tell if off for being naughty.

ErikaMaye Tue 18-Aug-09 16:42:00

Ohhh VAB that's an interesting idea...

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