As much as we try to downplay the clichés, there is no gentle way to say it: your life is going to change from one end to the other soon, and anyone who has recently given birth to their first baby (also the second and third, but that's another topic) will testify to this.
The devotion, the concern, the thought and in fact your very existence - all these are going to be concentrated in one tiny creature, which is currently in your stomach and is developing day by day.
As long as you are pregnant, there are things you can do to take advantage of the time you are still without children, because soon you will have less time for yourself, your partner or even sleep.
So what can and should be done during this period, just before the baby is born?
Here is a list of the things you really have to do before giving birth:
It's the super cute name given to the couple's vacation before the baby arrives.
This is actually the last romantic vacation you will fly to without having to worry about a babysitter and without being filled with longing for the baby you left at home.
You should fly when you are still at a stage of pregnancy that leaves you light and choose destinations that suit you in terms of sterility, hygiene and the nature of the trip.
Quality time with your partner
You don't have to fly abroad to spend fun time with your partner just before he too becomes a father. You are at a stage where you can go out without paying. You order a Virgin cocktail (without alcohol) and both of you will not look at the clock at all and spend until The small hours. Use the time to talk about your excitement and maybe also raise points that worry you about the future.
Manicure, pedicure, beautician and co.
If you have quite a lot of time until the birth, use the period for cosmetic treatments that you won't be able to do later or won't have time for.
Permanent hair removal will be less possible if you choose to breastfeed, and you will be less inclined to apply hair dye when the baby is sleeping in your lap and close to all the chemicals.
If the birth is really close, spend some time on your care.
It will be fun for you to arrive in the delivery room when you are sweet - neat nails, nail polish, you are after a wax treatment and your hair is more or less neat.
They say that the best time to schedule pregnancy photos is in the eighth month, because then the belly is already prominent enough but does not yet weigh you down and becomes less photogenic.
You can take a picture alone or with your partner, that's for sure - it's going to be an amazing souvenir from a special time that's definitely worth documenting.
If you ask any new mother what she misses the most, she will probably tell you, uninterrupted, quality sleep.
Even if you are lucky and your baby manages to sleep for several hours at night, it still cannot be compared to the nights you were used to before he emerged into the world.
Therefore, value every nap, every good night's sleep (in which you didn't wake up a hundred times to pee, yes?) and every snuggle in a pillow. Soon you will only be able to dream about them.
Something for yourself
, it could be some course you want to take, spending time with friends, a book , a binge of a new series, shopping or simply a trip with yourself in the city or at the sea - anything that infuses you with energy and makes you happy is fine. Your time with yourself is going to be reduced very soon to the point of disappearing, so it is very worthwhile to appreciate and cherish these moments in You can only think about yourself and steal from them as much as possible.
A pregnant woman (Photo: ShutterStock)
The Jama application was established with the aim of responding to mothers of babies between the ages of birth and three, and to gather for them content, activities, tips from experts and videos that will accompany them throughout this challenging period.
All the content in the application "grows" together with the baby and is precisely adapted to the stages of his development, so that the mothers receive only what is relevant to them and interests them at any given moment.
The Jama app is the place for mothers in Israel to meet and get to know other mothers around them, and to create new and exciting friendships in the fascinating journey.
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