This Facebook post from Babies After 35 caught my attention today. They asked this question of women who had babies after age 35: “What were some of the stupid things people asked you when you were pregnant?”
It took me less than a second to answer. I remember it vividly.
At a kids birthday party, I was explaining the incredible process we went through to have Emma: IVF (In Vetro Fertilization) with Donor Egg. The woman I was talking to, maybe in her late 50’s or early 60’s, was really impressed. She had never heard of such a thing. She asked a lot of questions, but I only remember one.
She asked, “Will you ever tell your daughter about her biological mother?”
I answered, “I won’t have to, because I am her biological mother.”
Thank you Sugar Mountain PR for my complimentary copy of Sleep Softly in exchange for this review.
My daughter and I are enjoying this music. We have yet to use it at bedtime, but have used it for afternoon relaxation and even some waltzing. At age three, she already has an appreciation for classical music and gets lost in slow, graceful movement. She recognizes the variations in the melodies and refers to one of the pieces as “the sneaky song”.
The book includes origins of the music, translations, and poetry. While it is not ideal for reading to a young child, the information can certainly be adapted and shared in language a child can understand. The illustrations are colorful and imaginative. My daughter liked them and had her own youthful interpretations.
This book is an excellent gift for a baby shower, birthday, christening, and even for a mother during pregnancy. The soft and peaceful sounds would benefit both mom and baby. And it’s certainly never too early to learn the classics!
For more information about this lovely collection and a sample track, click here.