Seriously, Really?!?

OMG I am such a bad bad mother. Why haven’t I been using a Prenatal Education System? I obviously my baby is now destined to pump gas for the rest of his life. Forget about college, I’ll be lucky if he gets into preschool.

The pregnancy books say the baby can indeed hear loud noises now, but I certainly hope he doesn’t remember them after birth. Poor child is the son of a sailor, his entire vocabulary will consist of four letter words.

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9 Responses to “Seriously, Really?!?”

  1. lalaland13 says:

    Oh noes! You are clearly raising the next Forrest Gump. Get ready to sleep with the headmaster now. That is what she did, right?

  2. h_a_l says:

    Oh man! I saw something similar in the skymall catalog that connects to your iPod and you AND your baby can listen to music. Did you see baby mama yet? When she’s playing the language tapes for the baby? that movie is hysterical.

    I will say one thing though, my mom read to me when I was in the womb and I did always go a grade up for my reading lessons in elementary school. I actually remember when we were beginning to learn reading in 1st grade and I casually announced to my friends ” Oh, I read all the time- I have TONS of books in my room” so my teacher made me get up in front of the class and read. Then I went to 2nd grade for reading. I was such a dork!!

    I’m totally going to read to my baby in the womb so it doesn’t end up like my husband who proudly announces all the time that he’s never read a book in his life.

  3. meghanstrader says:

    I will say that reading to your child outside of the womb makes the biggest impact. When I was nursing Ethan, I would get 7 books from the library, 1 on history, 1 on science, 1 on practical use, 1 on poetry and 3 of whatever I wanted. Then I would read out loud the whole 45 minutes it took to nurse. So 45 minutes of language 12 times a day was alot of immersion. Then we also got tons of books that we would read to him that he enjoyed. And, you know how he is now. Granted, most of that comes from my hubby’s genes, but I like to take a little credit:) **And, I didn’t do it to make him smarter, I did it because I was sick of daytime tv and it gave me something to do. If I was reading out loud, Ethan would nurse while he listened, if I read silently he was squirmy because I was holding him and a book!**

    You can play music to your child in utero all you want, but if you fail to continue after their born, I doubt it will have any impact. And, you can save $150 by not playing a beeping contraption into your uterous and read to you child and end up with an intellegent child.

  4. sarrible says:

    My stepmother, as you know, was a music teacher, and so she was playing the piano in front of a chorus six hours a day while pregnant with my youngest brother. Apparently he would kick in rhythm with the song. As a result, the kid has the best rhythm of all of us now. And when he was a baby he would sit in front of the TV and holler *on pitch* along with commercial jingles. It’s a little scary, actually.

  5. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    Must agree w/Sarrible, continual exposure to music is a wonderful thing…and it does “stick”!! Reading is good too, especially text that has a good rhythm/flow when spoken.

  6. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    Would it be alright to educate my child with the sounds of Jimmy Buffet and the People’s court???

  7. bebehblog says:

    I have no problem talking to or playing music for my baby – but in now way do I believe strapping a machine that makes beeping sounds to my belly will make him smarter or better. Pregnant women already get enough pressure to do everything “right” without this manufacturer making us feel like we’re somehow disadvantaging our unborn babies.

  8. stacyinbean says:

    Yeah I’m gonna sign up for the ‘this thing sucks’ group. Talk about a waste of money! If you really want a bebeh genius strap a Walkman playing some Mozart to your tummy!

  9. lalaland13 says:

    Ohh this show on TLC or Discovery Health just now reminded me of you and this post. This girl’s family didn’t want her to get any drugs dring labor, but she got an epidural. I just caught the tail end of it, but saw the grandma graciously saying she “wasn’t mad” at her daughter anymore for the epidural. WTF. If that were me, I’d have been all “Shut up about my vagina or I’ll tell the kid their grandparents, sadly, did not live to see their birth.” And if they kept up, I might make it true.

    You are right. Too much damn pressure on women. And too many jerky families. My dad, for instance, wouldn’t let my mom breastfeed.

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