Mae is 21 weeks pregnant. According to BabyCenter, Baby's developed a hearing by now. That means the little guy will be able to hear our conversations from here on!
Actually, Mae's begun talking to Baby a couple of weeks back. And she's been trying to get me in on it as well.
"Will you stop watching TV and come talk to your son?" Mae called out to her TV-addict of a husband one day. I go into the room and sheepishly attempt to strike up a conversation with my unborn child. "Hi Baby. Daddy loves you. Good boy!" and that pretty much summed up the things I have to say to my kid. Hahah! It's pathetic, I know and Mae knows it too. "C'mon, that's pathetic-lah. Is that all you have to say to your son?"
"But honey, I hardly know the little guy," I say in my own defense. Okay, it's weak. But it's also true. What does one say to their unborn child? But Mae would have none of it.
"Hey, you think I know him any better?" she retorted.
"Of course you do. He lives inside of you," I say smugly, basking in the genius of my clever little repartee and waiting for her to shoo me away back to my TV. But my wife is far sneakier than me, "see, Baby? Daddy doesn't wanna talk to you!"
It was below the belt, and she knows it. Heh! But it was effective. "No, Baby. Daddy loves you. But daddy just doesn't know what to say. I've never had a baby of my own before you know..." and then just like magic, the conversation pretty much went free flow from there. And we've been talking to Baby ever since.
And yes, I have lots more to say now. :)