Things to do before baby comes fun, is just for you! Now that the time is near for you to meet your little one and you’re off work; the nursery is done; you’ve packed your baby bag. Now what? Waiting for the arrival of your new little one can be hard and it is natural to want to go into labour now, rather than wait around for the right time when baby decides to come. Below are some hints on keeping your cool and enjoying those final days (or weeks) of pregnancy.
Get a pedicure
Let someone else do the hard bending down for you and enjoy a lovely foot massage and spa bath while you are at it. This is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Bring a magazine to read and stop off at your favourite ice cream shop for a milkshake on the way home. Take your time picking out the colours and enjoying the massage chair (on a low setting!). This may be one of the last times you won’t feel like you have to rush home to be with your baby.
Watch your favourite movies or DVD series
When you have all day to relax and wait it can be easy to feel bored, especially when you are waiting on such a mementos occasion. Rather than cleaning the house and putting pressure on your already aching body, hit the video store and rent those movies that you’ve always wanted to see but haven’t had a chance to. Now’s your chance!
Clean out your closet
This is an easy task that will not take all our effort. Go through and toss all the items in your closet that haven’t seen the light of day in over a year. Keep in mind, however, that some items probably won’t fit for a little while. You may want to keep your maternity clothes for a few more weeks.
Take a nap
It’s a good idea to train your body to start napping at all hours of the day now. Once baby comes and you are up every two to three hours, you will need to sleep during the day or at any chance you can, which can be hard for some people and hard on your bodies. So nap now”¦ because you can!
Spend time with your fur babies
Cuddle with your kitty or take your dog to the dog park for the afternoon. They will love the one on one time.
Go on a Babymoon
Spend the weekend away with your hubby, outside of the house. Hit a hotel or drive to a resort destination. Take this time to enjoy one another’s company and relax together and avoid the urge to talk about the baby the entire time!
Do some cooking/baking
It might be a good idea to cook some prepared meals to store in the freezer for after the baby is born. Witching hour usually strikes around dinner time which means you may not have any hands to cook until hubby comes home to help. Furthermore, if you have a sweet tooth, why not bake up some biscuits, cookies and other treats for when guests come over to see the new addition or for those late night cravings after an all-night feed sess.
Set up a newborn or family photo shoot
You have the time to do the research and compare different photographers. Compare prices, photos and decide on a good time. You may want to get the shots right away, after a week or two, or you may want to wait until bub is a little older and has more character.
Spend time with family
If you have other kids, spend some quiet, precious time with them as much as you can before the new baby arrives – your kids will remember it! Also spend some quality quiet time with your partner.
Indulge in some quiet time
Do the one thing that you love to do read, write, do a crossword puzzle, listen to music, play chess these simple activities may have to be put on hold for a little while.
Because you most likely won’t be doing so ever again!