So my friend, Bethany, got Evelyn and I a DVD of momma and baby yoga that is put out by Parents Magazine. Having had only this magazine to read in waiting rooms at the OB for 9 months, I was excited about it. It has some great stretches for baby, but the lady who runs the video is absolutely WAY TOO SAPPY! She makes up all these little rhymes for the stretches that are adorable and kind of make me want to throw up.
Around the World Baby Stretch: press on head, pull on feet lightly, move one arm out, other arm out, both arms in, both arms out as you chant "North Pole, South Pole, East Coast, West, Inside, Outside, Baby you're the best!"....
I mean, I'm all about mantras. They got me through labor. I repeated "I can do this" for the last part of pushing to keep me going. I use them to manage my anxiety. I do not recite stupid rhymes about how I am the best to keep me going. I mean, she's a baby, she's not stupid. However, the stretches do actually seem to help her relax and sleep better and help with digestion as well. So I'll keep doing the stretches with her, but maybe find some mantras that aren't gag reflex triggers to use.