If you are pregnant for a second time, then you know that your current pregnancy is very different from your first. When you were pregnant for the first time, you’d have had all the time in the world to focus on yourself. But with your second or third, you will probably have a toddler or a child clinging on your calves all day while you are struggling to move around the house. I might be out on a limb here when I say that things are much calmer and fun the first time. So, if you are a first-time pregnant mom, here are 10 things you should definitely do during those 9 months because chances are you won’t get to do it anytime soon. Maybe not even during your second-time. So let’s begin…
1) Watch All The Movies
It might seem silly to spend your time watching a lot of movies when you think you have better things to do. And if you do, then go ahead and skip this one. But let me warn you, you won’t be watching anything besides Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig for a long time after your baby is born. Catching up on your favorite TV series and a bunch of movies won’t be such a bad idea, trust me.
2) Read Away
There’s no better feeling than finding a cozy spot in your living room holding a warm cup of tea and reading your favorite book. And if you are an avid reader, pick a novel that you have been longing to read for a while now and get to it. Though it’s good to read books about pregnancy and motherhood, it’s nice to take a break from that and read a novel or non-fiction.
3) Spend A Lazy Sunday
Once your life is graced by a baby, there won’t be that many late mornings or lazy Sundays. So relish your lazy Sundays with toast, books, and TV.
4) Take Bump Photos
Whether you hire a professional photographer, ask your husband or do it yourself, you will be glad that you have those beautiful memories of your baby bump. Some women like to take a picture of their bump every week, and then make a collage out of them.
What’s that place on your bucket list that you have been wanting to go for ages? Plan a weekend getaway to a nearby destination or overseas with your partner. Just make sure you discuss it with your doctor first.
6) Have A Girls Night
It doesn’t have to be “night” or a “night out”. Plan a get together with your girls. If you are not in the mood to go out, having some tea and cupcakes with your girls while catching up on all the gossip would be just as much fun.
7) Spend Quality Time With Your Partner
You won’t be getting enough ‘couple time’ once the baby arrives. So plan a date night every week and make sure you spend quality time with your partner.
8) Some Pampering
Get your nails done, get a pregnancy massage, or apply a DIY face pack at home. Do things that make you feel good. Because like I said before, you won’t be having much time in your subsequent pregnancies.
9) Dress Your Best
Don’t restrict yourself from wearing short dresses or plunging necklines just because you are a mom-to-be. Wear what makes you happy.
10) Attend Antenatal Classes
Attending antenatal classes with your husband is a great way to gain some confidence and learn more about pregnancy and labor. You will also meet fellow pregnant couples and who knows? It might be the start of a new friendship.
Now that you know what to do this pregnancy, what you are waiting for? Get to it right now and make your pregnancy a memorable one.