Monday, February 20, 2012

Music Appreciation

Since we're now at the point where the baby can hear things going on outside in the world, I've started playing some music for it. Stick the headphones on my belly and crank up my iPhone. I've been doing this for about 3 weeks now, before I started feeling movement, but the past couple of days I have discovered that this little baby already has a preference for certain types of music.

I play a lot of classical music... just because they say you should... but I haven't gotten any type of response. Friday night I decided to switch it up and I started playing some country for the baby. I played it for about 20 minutes and then shut it off because I was getting ready for bed. Well, apparently that pissed the baby off because it gave the strongest kick I've felt yet when the music went off. Great, already this thing is an opinionated bully! (just kidding!) 

Saturday night Drew and I decided to play around with this a little more. I played a bunch of different songs, but when Keith Urban's "Only You Can Love Me This Way" came on, this baby went nuts! I felt 6 or 7 strong, healthy kicks during that song. We played with some more songs... didn't really get a response from Rascal Flatts, but when our wedding song, "Then" by Brad Paisley , came on the baby went nutso again. So cool. 

I've come to the conclusion that our little one already has a strong taste in music, so we are going to continue to experiment and see when it likes. 


  1. So fun! I tried that a few times with my first baby, but didn't notice any response. Didn't do it with my other two. They all love music, though!

  2. That is adorable!! I don't remember my babies having a real preference but I played it for my kids and all three love music. I did sing a song to each of them while I was pregnant with them and all three seemed to "know" the song. They would turn their little heads and look at me! I get teary just thinking of it!! What a fun, sweet time! Enjoy your little country fan!!

  3. how much fun!! I was also a dj for all my babies... my eldest loved Stairway to Heaven! lol! #2 son loved anything with a beat and my daughter, who is five now, would kick to absolutely anything!

  4. How cute is that?

    I tried playing music on my belly, but with twins, I could never tell who liked what, or if they were just fighting for dance space.

    Enjoy these moments, it goes by so fast!

  5. How Fun! You must continue this experiment once your baby arrives to see if he/she's tastes continue!

  6. I've never noticed a particular reaction from the babies while in my womb, but I always played their music box for them from about 5 ms on, and when they were born I played the same music box for them, and it always soothed them then.


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