Since Eco’s sense of hearing getting more pronounced (Week 27), I talk to him more, as does Patri, so that he gets used to our voices.
And we play him music, with the headphones of the headset attached to my belly. We are still trying to figure out what he likes, what makes him fall asleep and what he kicks against.
So far, he is rather unenthusiastic about Mozart, but he enjoys Maria Callas, Bach’s vocal motets (especially those, and more so than the mass in b minor – something I don’t get, but it’s his tastes after all, not mine) and while he’s a little indifferent when it comes to Handel (again, gasp!), he seems to love Vivaldi, especially vocal music.
Of course we know that at the moment, Eco likely only responds to piercings sounds and pronounced rhythms that he can pick up through the noise of my intestines, nothing else. Still he reacts to the music and it is fun to figure out to which he moves around a bit (not violently, in that case I would assume he doesn’t like it).
I’m taking notes so that I can compare what he will like once he is a member of the outside world.
When he’s awake later today, perhaps we’ll try some milongas and at night, I would like to start playing him always the same lullaby – that might be contra-productive, though, since he seems to inherit my nighttime work genes and is awake and kicking when Patri and I try to fall asleep. Something tells me that this will be a pattern likely to continue once he joins the world outside my belly…
Weight – 74,3kg. Uhm, what?! Are my dreams that exhausting? Or am I burning that much energy over correcting my students’ BA theses? Either way, it explains why I woke up this moring absolutely ravenous.
Cravings – none, apart from just being very hungry in general. Isn’t the third trimester marked by a need of an additional 200kcal per day? I might have to add another slice of fruit and an extra yoghurt to my diet.
Breasts – sagging
Ecomotion – oh yes. It makes me very happy that Eco communicates with Patri at night over the now habitual belly oil massage. He also continues to kick early in the morning with the first bout of sleepy wakefulness. When I touch my belly, I can now make out where his back and where his legs are given the hardness or flexibility of the tissue. He is getting bigger!