I’m in my third trimester. My baby is very active. She moves and kicks a lot. Do you think this suggests she’ll be an active baby?
Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: Perhaps! My third baby was very active. During my pregnancy, she was always moving around and kicking.
When she was first born, I noticed that she didn’t relax and sleep the way my older children had. It’s amazing how early you can discern their personalities. I always find it hard to spot personalities in other people’s kids, but when you’re a parent, you see your own baby’s personality emerge from the moment that she’s born.
I knew from the beginning that my younger daughter would be a fun, energetic kid. She keeps me on my toes!
—Julie Silver, MD, a mom of a 17-year old son and 13- and 9-year old daughters, a Boston area physiatrist, and the award-winning writer of more than a dozen books, including After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger