you will be still you. And I think that is something you shouldn’t forget about. Not during your pregnancy. And not afterwards either.
So, although a lot of my thinking, doing and talking is centred on the arrival of my little one in a couple of weeks (and you, dear readers, have surely recognised this in the blog as well – all that baby stuff!) – I try also to focus on things, which I like. Which are important to me. Or to other people I love.
So, dear mums and mums-to-be, please look after yourself as well. And make sure you spend enough time that is...
all about you:
- Spend money on yourself: buy a piece of art, buy beautiful (not necessarily practical) clothes
- Read a stimulating book: I highly recommend ‘Mother Tongue’ by Bill Bryson, which is an amazing book about the English language, but the key thing is that is has nothing to do with pregnancy, labour, breastfeeding or parenting
- Pamper yourself: get a new hair cut (and don’t just focus on easy maintenance), paint your nails (or ask someone to do it for you)
- Make something for you: sew a dress, craft some jewellery, draw
all about your loved ones:
- Spend quality time with your partner: have fun, be romantic, ask about his feelings/ thoughts and listen, talking about the little one is not allowed
- Spend quality time with your family and friends: listen to what they have to say, what is going on in their lives (weddings, breakups, new jobs, holidays...), don’t only ramble about your pregnancy and baby
So be happy!