When you’re pregnant, it can be hard to keep track of all the days until your pregnancy is over. After all, there’s so much going on – from preparing for labor and delivery to finalizing your baby registry and picking out nursery decor.
But with just 10 days left until all your pregnancy days are done, it’s time to start thinking about everything you need to do in those final few weeks. Whether you’re looking forward to that day or dreading it, here are some tips to help ease the transition into life as a new parent!
1. Make a plan for your postpartum recovery. After pushing a baby out of your body, your body is going to need some time to recover. This can vary from woman to woman, depending on your pregnancy and delivery, but be sure to have a plan in place for taking care of yourself during those first few weeks. From stocking up on meal delivery services like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh so you don’t have to worry about meals, to hiring a postpartum doula to help with light housekeeping and childcare, there are a lot of things you can do to make life easier.
2. Make sure you’re ready for baby’s arrival. Whether you’re planning on having a home birth or going the hospital route, it’s helpful to have everything in place so that when your baby arrives, you can focus on getting to know him or her and bonding as a family. A few things you might want to do ahead of time include assembling your baby registry, stocking up on essentials like diapers and wipes, and prepping your nursery with decor and furniture so that it’s ready for baby’s arrival.
3. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need. Once your baby is here, you’re not going to have a whole lot of free time on your hands. But before then, it’s important to clear out anything that could get in the way of being prepared for parenthood – whether that means getting rid of clothes that no longer fit or selling off furniture and electronics you don’t need. It can also be a good time to declutter your home, so that once baby arrives and your life is turned upside down, at least you’ll have one less thing to worry about!
4. Spend quality time with your partner. Whether this is your first or third child, pregnancy can take a toll on your relationship. By spending some quality time with your partner in the final days before baby’s arrival, you can be sure that you’ll have the best start possible to your parenting journey together. Go out for a special dinner or a weekend getaway, and let your new life as parents wait until you’re ready!
With just 10 days left until all your pregnancy days are done, there’s no time to waste. By following these tips, you’ll be armed and ready for the arrival of your new baby – whether that day is sooner or later!