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June 19, 2007

Belly Dancing

I really started to feel the babies bounce around over the past week. Before, I had ambiguous little twinges (though they were in the right places), but now I feel quite distinctive movements. It cracks me up when they get excited, but sometimes it's a little painful, too, like getting stung by something on the inside. I thought at this point they were supposed to be cute little flutters!

The doctor did warn me, though. A couple weeks ago, I had an ultrasound done. One of the little guys was quite calm. The other was zipping back and forth, back and forth across his (his in a generic sense, we don't know either way yet) little sac. The doctor looked at him, looked back at me, looked down at him again and said, "You're going to be really uncomfortable soon!" Great, a kid hyperactive from the womb!

Yesterday, I drove an hour into Atlanta with Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits album on (I've had a craving to hear a particular song on it--can pregnant women have music cravings too?). And the babies got quite lively! They seemed almost to have different preferences--Thing 1 (hyperactive kid!) would dance to one song, and Thing 2 would groove to another. But they both seemed to like Born in the USA--there was a little duet going on in my tummy.

I wonder what they were responding to. Tim usually has the bass all the way up, so maybe they heard the beats almost like heartbeats?

And I wonder when babies start to form musical taste? I hope they like lots of music! I don't *really* buy into the whole "Mozart effect" thing, but it would be fun to teach them to have eclectic tastes in music.

deux bebes | By Tim and Jo | 11:08 AM

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Oh my word! I didn't know that you were pregnant!!!!! Oh, congratulations Jo and Tim! Twins too even! That ROCKS! I'm so happy for you!

Posted by: Annamarie at June 19, 2007 01:44 PM

Thanks, Annamarie!!

I hope things are going well for you in Surinam!!!!

Posted by: Jo at June 20, 2007 06:14 PM

Congrats! Wow, two sets of twins in your family. HOw crazy is that?! Drop me an email sometime soon, and I'll let you know how MY twins are. :-)

Posted by: Amelia at June 20, 2007 11:12 PM

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