If you’ve already started your maternity leave but are just waiting for your baby bundle’s arrival, you have a golden window of opportunity to get some stuff done. but what?
When it was my turn, I lounged around the house getting very bored before my good friend Scott chose he wanted to learn to swim. Anyway, he and I hit all the area pools and I conducted impromptu swim lessons while on-lookers assumed he was the dad of my belly. That was a good few days… but aside from that, I didn’t know what to finish with myself.
My best ideas:
Review our kick-ass registry/shopping list and make sure you have essentials on-hand. then if you want to shop at Target on Day 8 of your baby’s life, it’s by choice.
Do a little pre-reconnaissance (pre-con?) mission to some of your favorite locations. You’re searching for a changing table and general baby-friendliness.
Tackle your own crazy nesting projects — for me it was cooking, freezing, cleaning, shopping (it all seemed to have happened on the Tuesday before my water broke), for you maybe pulling weeds or knitting sweaters
Eat a pomegranate with your partner — make a wish for the baby with each of the numerous seeds
Call all your friends — they’re wondering if you’re giving birth every second they can’t reach you on the phone anyway
Relax and savor your (uncomfortable) body and life at this very moment
Gotta run… my baby’s crying and he’s the boss of me!