Help me make a nice playlist that I can listen to during this pregnancy, in labour (or, as is looking more likely, the operating room during a c-section) and afterwards that I can play to the baby .
Apparently they recognise music they hear in utero and might calm down and sleep to a familiar song (it’s worth a shot anyway). We don’t know what we’re having so it doesn’t have to be gender specific.
Stuff I’ve thought of already:
Beautiful Boy- John Lennon
Gracie- Ben Fold
Simple Man -Lynyrd Skynyrd
Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles
God Bless the Child- Billie Holliday
How about some nice waltz’s from Strauss?
They do hear the music.
When I was pregnant with Child 1, I was pretty much majorly addicted to Jeopardy. If I flicked through the channels right, I could get a good sixty minutes of it. Sometimes more, if I cared enough, depending on the local and national programming.
When he was an infant -toddler phase, every time that song came on…every time…whatever he was doing he stopped and just stared at the TV mesmerized.
He still does this to this day if we are home. Hypnotic staring… He will be 11 in April.
Ironically enough, I haven’t watched probably 20 episodes since then.
I am, however, addicted to Cash Cab.
This is probably going to be really hard to find, but if there’s any way you can track down a song called “Little Little” by Australian singer Jenny Morris, you won’t regret it. It’s a beautiful ode to her unborn child, recorded when Morris was eight months pregnant, and I get tingles every time I hear it.
For some reason the first song that popped into my head was a cut from the Billy Bragg / Wilco “Mermaid Avenue” CD titled “Remember the Mountain Bed”. Baby might also like “California Stars” from the same CD.
Stay away from accordions! Accordion music has always made me feel panicky and claustrophobic. It’s only a few years ago that my mother confessed that she played the accordion a lot whilst pregnant with me.
Or maybe it’s because my fetal self thought it was too loud. In that case, be careful with the volume!