A woman asked me the other day if I talk to my bump yet. I've since noticed other pregnant ladys doing just this. What do you say? I'm a rather non-verbal person by nature. I have a habit of always having to think before I speak, and will avoid speaking at all if there's a way round it. Even if I leave it till she's at least born, I'll have to start speaking to her at some point! It just feels so awkward. I'm kind of wierd round other peoples kids because of this talking inhibition, so I can't imagine what I'll be like with mine. Her dad only speaks Portuguese, and we live in Brazil, without my family or any English friends, so it's going to be down to me to teach her English. I'm not worried about cuddles, they'll be easy peasy, and I'm not worried about playing games with her, or singing to her or even reading her bedtime story, although I must emphasise the word reading - there'll be no spontaneously made up storys, not unless I miracalously aquire a completely new skill. Does anyone else worry about this, or is it just me?