What to Expect: Week 22

September 28, 2009

From now on, our lovely fruit:baby size comparisons (courtesy of thebump.com) are only updated every 4 weeks or so. And there are only 130 days left until my due date (a little over 4 months.) Things are starting to get serious, people!

The baby is now able to hear sounds from outside the womb. My sweet, sweet husband sent me for a massage last weekend (Thank you, honey!) with a friend of ours, Chris. Chris is a masseuse, but he’s also getting his degree in Child Development. He told me that they’ve done studies that show if you read to a baby while it’s in the womb, after it’s born it will be comforted by the voice that it heard, and specifically if that person is reading the same thing it got used to hear prenatally. This will work with more than one voice, so Aaron can get in on the action, and it doesn’t matter what you read, just that you stick to the same thing. Now we just have to decide what we want to read aloud for the next year. I’m thinking that we should both read a Harry Potter book to her – something that we both love. Plus there’s enough substance there that we wouldn’t have to read the same 10 pages over and over again like we would with a smaller children’s book. So the first book was written for 8 year olds? I think it’s never too early to start learning about the magic that is Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

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One response to “What to Expect: Week 22

  1. Harry Potter is a great idea! I'd, of course, also like to recommend:1. Any of Shel Silverstein's books2. Any of Roald Dahl's books, but James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and the BFG for sure.3. Mandy by Julie Edwards (who's actually Julie Andrews.. yep, THAT Julie Andrews) but not just for the really obvious reasons. It's actually a pretty cool book for young girls.She might be a little young for Nancy Drew and/or the Babysitters' Club, but you know those are good choices, too. 😉 I want to see a "Things My Kid Will Read" entry! (Supressing the English nerd in me is quite hard today…)

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