And baby makes three.  E! News confirmed last Friday that Grammy-winning rapper Ne—Yo is expecting his first child with girlfriend Monyetta Shaw.  Ne—Yo spoke with EBONY magazine about the news, and said, “I am 30 and I do have my first child on the way, and I’m very, very, very excited about that.”  The gender of the child is unknown because it was curled up during the ultrasound.  The musician joked that the baby’s body position is indicates his child will be “stubborn,” but added, “They didn’t get that one from me.”

How can you connect with your baby in the womb?

Cupid’s Advice:

A baby typically begins taking note of their environment after around six months in the womb.  New brain cells are developing constantly.  By increasing your child’s stimulation, you will also increase their neural pathways.  Here are some of Cupid’s tips:

1. Play classical music: To increase the growth of neural networks in your child’s brain before birth, play classical music.

2. Stimulate your baby with light: Shine a flashlight on your tummy and see how your baby responds.

3. Talk to your baby: When you and your mate speak to your baby, it will begin recognizing your voices, and will naturally form a closer bond with the two of you.