You probably have a huge checklist of things to organize before the baby arrives, and while you’re thinking about what you need for the baby, it can be easy to forget about yourself.
Here are 5 things you can do for you before the baby is due to make it more a more enjoyable and manageable time, and fit in some of those things that tend to slip away for a while when you have a newborn.
1. Get your hair done, eyebrows waxed and any other pampering you see fit
Firstly, there’s going to be lots of photos taken in the hospital, and getting your hair done, your eyebrows waxed and anything else you usually do to look great, before you go into labour will make you feel a whole lot better.
Secondly, getting out of the house to get these things done isn’t going to be a priority in the first few weeks with your newborn, so get it done while you can.
2. Get some post-baby clothes
Once you’ve had the baby, you’re not going to fit into your old clothes right away, and also won’t fit into your maternity clothes either (particularly pants or anything fitted). Look for some stretchy or loose fitting but flattering clothes that you’ll feel good in until you get your pre-baby body back.
3. Have a date night
Make the most of the last time you’ll have as just you two and arrange a date night. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just enjoy your time together as just you two before bub arrives.
4. Prepare and freeze some meals
This will be one of the biggest helps once you bring bub home. Cooking will be one of the last things you feel like doing in the first few days (or weeks) while you adjust to having a newborn, so prepare ahead and spend a day before hand cooking some meals.
5. See a movie or finish reading that book
It could be a while before you get a chance to go to the cinemas again, or have enough time (or mental energy) to read a book – fit one in before you’re due.