Everyone nicknames their in-utero baby … Big Bird, Bean, Sweetpea, etc. I, however, have landed on Baby Beluga. And yes, I do sing the song by Raffi to my tummy.
Where on earth did this nickname come from, you ask?
At birth Dominic was 9 pounds 7 ounces, I was 9 pounds even … this makes me think of a large baby. My large baby. Plus, I feel if I prepare myself for a 10-pounder, anything less will seem like a piece of cake. This in combination with all the reminders that baby is starting to swim around in my amniotic fluid-filled womb makes me think of sea creatures … and I guess I identify most with belugas :)
I love you Baby Beluga!