Sunday, August 29, 2010

Do babies dream of electric sheep?

We had our first belly movement today that was more than a quick jab with a foot or a hand. It was more like the slide of a heel across the tummy. Was the baby stretching? Maybe they were dreaming? The books say that at this point, the baby is capable of REM sleep and that means they can dream. That leaves me wondering - what does an in utero dream looks like? After all, the kid hasn’t seen anything beyond the inside of the uterus, so is that all they dream about? I don’t know enough about dreams to know if they’re completely reliant on past experience or if an infant, with a complete lack of experience, can still dream about flying and monsters in closets and talking animals. I hope they can.

PS – which is correct – “a” uterus or “an” uterus? The first one sounds right, but the latter should be grammatically correct.

82 days until baby.

1 comment:

  1. "A" is right. "An" goes before all words that begin with vowels, with two exceptions:
    When u makes the same sound as the y in you, or o makes the same sound as w in won, then a is used.