I read and read and read all thru the first half of my pregnancy... You need to do this and that and eat this and not that... It started freaking me out....
I decided to let it all just be and enjoy the pregnancy.... But the one thing that stayed in my mind was that all books and all online sites said you should talk to your belly so that your baby starts connecting to you and your voice....
I still remember the first day I tried it... It was super odd!!! I mean you know in movies they show these super romanticised scenes of new moms being all mushy and lovingly talking to their bellies... Well in real life not so much!!!
I mean, what do you say you know... "Hi baby what's going on?!!!" I started slow... felt pretty silly pretty often... But stuck to it for a while and slowly, slowly it not only got easier but soon I was talking to the baby all the time!!!
I would start telling him what I was doing, what I was watching on tv or what I was eating... About how he would get a taste of all the food I was enjoying thru my preggie days... And it was fun! Especially at night when he was in a super rolly polly mood... I would sing my own silly songs to him!!
I even convinced my hubby to start talking to my belly... It wasn't easy for him as well but even he was in full form towards the end reading out stories to the two of us!!
It may feel silly initially and you may not understand it... But trust me its really fun once you get into it and I really really believe the baby can hear every single thing you say or make him hear.... :)