Much is said about how the mother should exercise, what she should eat and what she should do during the last trimester of her pregnancy. Even more is said about things that she should not be doing. There are slightly smaller things that are forgotten, but will help make her feel much better. Here they are.
Friends : Make sure you catch up with all your friends before you deliver, and this is not just during the baby shower. Spend quality time with them, and stay close. Once the baby is born there will be great demands made on your time and attention and you will have little time for anything or anyone else for a while.
Clothes : Get yourself some new clothes. Your size will change greatly once the baby is out. You will need some clothes since you will not be able to fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes for a while till you get back into shape. Find clothes which are comfortable, but a little fashionable as well. You will be back in circulation!
Salon : Get to a salon. You have ignored yourself enough. Make sure you get a manicure and pedicure, and also a stylish haircut that makes you look and feel better. Remember that a lot of people will come to see you and the baby once you have delivered. And what better way to present yourself than as a yummy mummy!
Family : You will need all the support of your family once you get back from the hospital. Make sure you check with them to see who all will be able to come help you with your baby once you get back. This is important since you will need time to rest and get back to your original state quickly.
Checklist : Draw up a checklist on all the things you will have need to accomplish before you rush for your delivery. This should include a sheet containing important phone numbers, your hospital bag with supplies, and also any household necessities that need to be attended to. The last thing you want to do is run reminders while you are getting into labour.
A little planning and attention is all it will take for you to get on top of your pregnancy. With the baby around the corner, your life is just getting better!