While at the hospital only two days after our son was born, he fell asleep as some background music played and we noticed he appeared to be doing an interpretive dance to the music. After several minutes of this, we turned up the music and he really started to move. Here’s the video I recorded while he danced in his sleep.
Perhaps all that classical music we played for him during the pregnancy had turned him into a little orchestra conductor? He was actually induced two weeks early due to challenges during the pregnancy, so he might have just been celebrating his early birthday, but we like to think he was made for dancing and that this whole womb thing was crimping his style.
While newborns often move and stretch during their sleep, he definitely did it even more when the music played. It was as if he was dancing and smiling out of sheer joy, celebrating his birth and his new life with us!