“I Love You Jayden!” “Goo Goo!”

This post, written by Greg, originally appeared on MommyDaddyBlog.com.

Calling all expectant parents, I have a question for you all:

Do you talk to your unborn child?

I’ve noticed that recently I’ve been talking to Boogie every single day. In the mornings when I wake up, I’ll roll over to Mommy, rub and kiss her stomach, and say “Good Morning Boogie!” And then at night, I’ll do the same thing, except this time of course I’d say, “Good Night Boogie!” Most notably though is every time I leave for work or class. It’s been a long time thing for me to tell Mommy that I love her whenever I leave to go out somewhere. But now that we’re pregnant, I’ve been telling Boogie that I love him too; although he’s not even here yet! I’d say, “I love you!”, to Mommy and she’d say, “I love you too!”, back. Then I’d say, “I love you Boogie!”, and this is where Mommy always responds with, “Goo goo!”. I guess that’s her way of speaking for Boogie (although he is totally past the “goo goo” stage!). I know that every time I say, “I love you Boogie!”, he can hear me. I’m just waiting for that one day in the future when he first starts learning how to put words together. He’ll look up at me with his little eyes and say, “I love you too Daddy……”

“…and by the way, my diaper’s loaded so you might wanna check that out, ok big guy?”


Yup, that’s my son! :-D

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

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12 Comments

  • Reply April 7, 2008

    laura

    Good for you, Daddy.
    Some parents have trouble talking to their babies at all, even after birth. They wonder why on earth you should talk to someone who can’t respond back with words–that’s pretty sad. So keep it up! Boogie does hear you, and right now he’s learning your voice and, yes, loving you back!
    I talk to Carly (my baby due end of May) too, but I’m afraid it’s more of pleading her to not kick so hard!

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  • Reply April 7, 2008

    Kim

    I loved talking to my boys in the womb.. it was adorable when they would kick with their response..

    That picture is priceless!!

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  • Reply April 6, 2008

    dara

    oh yes, i definitely talked to Nia in the womb…although i didn’t know she was “Nia” at the time. I found out her sex when she popped out!

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  • Reply April 6, 2008

    Jessica

    I always talked to my belly when I was pregnant and am even finding myself doing it now, although I am only 2 months along. :) I think it is great to communicate with babies while in utero.

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  • Reply April 6, 2008

    JMom

    hehe! my husband did that too….. but then he can talk to a wall. lol!!

    another trick he used to do is to take a pen light or flash light and put it on my belly then move it around sort of like an ultrasound, and the baby would follow the light!

    seriously though, experts say it is very beneficial for you to talk to babies in utero. But I’m sure you knew that ;)

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  • Reply April 6, 2008

    Ana

    Awww soooo sweet! The hubster used to do the same thing when Lil One was in my belly. I guess that was only 4 short months ago. Boy time flies. Ya’ll are such an adorable couple! :)

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  • Reply April 6, 2008

    1stopmom

    Just wanted to let you know I tagged you on my debt blog. Have fun :)

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  • Reply April 5, 2008

    tanyetta

    How beautiful!!!!!!!!!

    What a beautiful family. I LOVE it :)

  • Reply April 5, 2008

    Keisha

    Oh yes, we always talked, read, sang to them and put headphones on my tummy.
    That picture is the best ! It’s so great to see how much fun you two are having with the pregnancy. :)

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  • Reply April 5, 2008

    Modern Mami

    We definitely used to talk to our baby girl before she was born – and they CAN hear you! She used to move more when he would talk to her. He used to read her stories too.

    And once she came out, she recognized her daddy’s voice. :)

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  • Absolutely! Talk to your baby! The jury’s still out on this, but it sure felt good to do it. It’s one of the things I remember most fondly about pregnancy.

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  • Reply April 5, 2008

    1stopmom

    Aww, you guys are so cute. You know I honestly think he can hear you. When he arrives he will recognize the sounds of both of your voices. I used to talk to my babies all the time when they were “inside”. Now I just talk to myself, lol.

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