Moms! If you are reading this post, you are ALMOST there! The finish line is in sight, and your life is about to miraculously change for the better forever.
Now for the real talk – When is this damn baby planning to come out!?
Side note, this site comes in really handy towards the end of trimester three – www.haveyouhadthatbabyyet.com
The last few weeks of pregnancy can be filled with excitement and anticipation, but also a lot of bloating, back pain and general over-it-ness. I, like most other first time moms, started wondering if maybe the baby will “come a little early” around 38 weeks or so. Well. Nope. Not for me. Both my kids were born at almost a week late!
This blog is less about preparing for baby and more about self-care. These five things will make you feel SO much better. (Or at least take your mind off things for a bit)
- Go swimming. Nothing as good as feeling buoyant when you are weighing in at 50 pounds more than your usual weight. Many spas and hotels sell day passes for pools through ResortPass. You can also find great day pass deals on Groupon!
- Treat yourself to dessert. Seriously, nothing better than a delicious hot fudge sundae to make you feel better about life.
- Get a pedicure. If you can afford a prenatal massage, that is also an exceptional way to go, but a pedicure with a nice foot massage also does the trick. Plus, perfectly coifed tootsies have been known to prompt distracting delivery room convos (and trust me, you will welcome any distraction you can get!)
- Treat yourself to some new, easy on post-baby makeup to simplify your beauty routine. If you are interested in reading more about simplifying your beauty routine to save time and still feel human once baby is born, check out this post.
- Go on a nice date with the hubby. Not trying to scare you guys, but it might be a few months before you get out for one again. That’s not to say there are not wonderful things you can do as a family in the first few months, but date nights out of the house might be on hold for a minute. Also, if you can, try to saddle up to the bar for your favorite pre-dinner mocktail. In most states, restaurant bars don’t allow babies or kids under 18 to sit at the actual bar. It’s something I really missed after my kids were born!
This last month is all about relaxing, treating yourself well and reflecting on all you have accomplished so far. You got this, Mama- XO