Heather Fox (@heath_elizabeth) is a new mom who shares videos of her adorable baby on TikTok. When she was still pregnant, Heather shared a heartwarming video of her husband, Ryan, blowing on her stomach, causing her baby to kick.
The video, which has 11.3 million views and counting, resonated with parents across TikTok who couldn’t get enough of the adorable parents-to-be!
The video begins with Ryan leaning over Heather’s belly, a goofy smile on his face. “Ready?” he asks.
To which Heather eagerly replies, “Yeah!”
Both parents start laughing with shock and joy. Once their initial surprise dies down, Ryan immediately leans forward to see if he can get the baby to kick again. He blows on Heather’s stomach, producing another hearty kick.
“Oh my gosh,” Ryan giggles, then blows on his wife’s stomach once more.
The parents-to-be continue to laugh, savoring the moment they’re sharing with their future child. Finally, Ryan says, “Sorry buddy, one more time,” then blows on Heather’s stomach a final time, laughing as the baby kicks once again.
“Oh my god,” he says, a giant grin on his face.
“He jumps every time,” Heather replies, still laughing at the situation.
The sweet video resonated with viewers, and many parents and parents-to-be shared their own pregnancy memories in the comments section.
“This is adorable! I remember that feeling so well. Miss it!” one wistful parent wrote.
“My husband has been obsessively trying this since he saw this video and our baby is unfazed,” wrote one parent-to-be.
Another parent recalled, “I’ve done this! My last baby would jump every time I cracked my back or one of his siblings would make loud noises too.”
Other viewers simply appreciated how much joy the baby’s kicks clearly brought the future parents.
“I love this dad’s reactions,” wrote one viewer.
“The joy your husband got from that! So sweet,” another viewer commented.
“Possibly the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen,” another user wrote.
Babies generally start kicking around 16 to 25 weeks into a pregnancy, and can kick up to 30 times an hour by the third trimester.
If you’re trying to get your baby to kick on cue, experts recommend making noise, gently nudging, or having a snack. Or, of course, you can try Heather and Ryan’s method and blow on the stomach!
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