In just a matter of days, your life will change totally. Your baby will arrive and you will be busy taking care of your little one every single day and night. Your baby’s needs take priority over yours. Making time for yourself will now be the last thing on your mind.
Expecting your first baby...
It isn’t so bad to savor your independence during the last days of your pregnancy before motherhood and parenting set in. This is also the perfect time to sort out any left-over business, if there’s any.
To help you out, we have compiled a list of things you can do while you’re still collected and calm expectant mom. Here’s the list for you:
1. Don’t be afraid to pamper yourself
When you have a newborn to attend to, you will find it difficult to find time for shower. It sounds silly but it’s true. So now that you’re still free, why not spend a day in the salon? Have a nice haircut or treat your fingers and toe nails by getting a manicure, a pedicure or both. It will help you de-stress and welcome mommy-hood feeling fantastic!
2. Grab a book
After giving birth, it will be impossible to curl up with your favorite book or a new novel you want to read. Now that you still have time for yourself, go out and pay a visit to a local book shop. Get a good book, sit back on your sofa or lie on your bed and make the most of the quiet surroundings while reading.
3. Tease your partner to a babymoon
Whether you like it or not, when the baby comes, he or she will be on top of your priority list. And your husband? Most likely be on second place. The last months of your pregnancy are the best time to rekindle romance with your partner. Go out on a trip, act like newly weds. Kiss, dine out together, hold hands, and whisper sweet nothings. It’ll give you something to reminisce when you’re arguing about who’s the most sleep deprived.
4. Have fun with the girls
Baby bump too large, you can’t go out? No worries. Invite your friends over to your place. Even though you have to skip the wine and the dancing, there are other things you can do. You can gossip, do each other’s nails, watch your favorite movie or tv show. It doesn’t matter how many times you have seen the movie, as long as you’re having fun with your best buds.
5. Get good sleep
A good night’s sleep will be far from possibility because newborns’ sleeping patterns are still out of whack, days or weeks after birth. While you still can, trash your alarm clock and make as much time for sleeping.
6. Decorate your baby’s nursery
By this time, the nesting instinct may have kicked in. Time to do some shopping and decorate your baby’s room with cute dolls and wallpapers. Baby proofing your home is also a must.