A few weeks ago at my baby blessing, a friend warned me about the end of pregnancy waiting game. Initially I thought there would be absolutely no chance of me having any free time and even less of a chance spending any time just waiting. Here I am, 39 weeks and staring at my tummy for hours daily, anticipating the arrival of our first child.
Some of the ways I have been passing the time are:
1. Cooking healthy food in bulk
-I have been prepping our freezer with food that can be easily defrosted and reheated for the week after the baby is born.
-Walking has become a huge part of my daily routine. It is a time where I can be alone to think and also a great way to get baby to lower into birthing position
3. Reading out loud
-I am trying to use this time to finish any unread books (there are usually multiple books started and unfinished around my house) and this is also a way to stimulate the baby while he is still in the womb.
4. Connecting with friends
-I have been trying to squeeze in last minute gatherings knowing that the next month is going to be nothing but baby.
-Everyone has told me to stock up on sleep. While I know this is unrealistic, I have been trying to take at least one short nap a day.
-I have been trying to log my feelings during this time so that I can look back and remember my experience.
7. Enjoying time with Bryan
-Bryan and I have been really enjoying our last moments as a twosome. We have been sleeping in, watching movies, going on walks and really trying to get connected before baby Wallace blesses us.