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Pregnancy for Fathers : Week 26 August 7, 2006

Posted by Rambling Man in Fatherhood.

Its getting nearer ! Our due date has now been confirmed for the 7th of November. In months, this is just 3 months from next Monday ! but if you put the figure in weeks its just 12. Somehow that sounds nearer – 12 weeks before there (hopefully) will be a mini human that belongs to us on this earth. Oh my God, my head is just exploding at the thoughts of it … in a good way.

Given the fact that my good wife, her 2 sisters and yours truly were all born premature, doctors have said there is a good chance that she will “go” before the full gestation period of 40 weeks is up. Her good self said only the other day that from the middle of October she isn’t pinning her hopes on having a regular time of it as nature could call at any moment.

Last night we did an experiment to see the baby’s kicking from the outside. We tied a matchstick to the cord of the missus’s sweatpants and stood the knot upright – every time young junior kicked the matchstick would hop ! Sooo cool. I also read an interesting article about research that babies can dream at week 26. It got me thinking – what can someone who has never seen anything other than the inside of a womb dream about ? Sucking its thumb ? Poking Mum in the ribs ? I dunno …

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1. Ralph - August 7, 2006

I had a similar question…what do babies in the womb dream of, Then I got thinking….do blind people dream? Have a look on google for blind people and dreaming for some answers. Maybe it’s similar for babies in the womb. I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well. We recently had a little baby boy called Christopher (check out my blog for some pics!) and he’s a real blessing. People try to warn you that things will never be the same again but it’s something you’ll just have to experience for yourself.

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