Tomorrow I will be officially 38 weeks pregnant, two weeks away from my due date. I’m not sure if any of you moms out there have experienced anything like this, but time could not be dragging any slower at the moment. With most of my projects at work wrapping up or wrapped up, I’ve been sadly having to turn down upcoming speaking gigs, missing cool conferences, but am keeping busy by writing blog posts on user experience, mobile, and content management systems and hosting my web show. Check out the DelCor blog soon for those more spiffy blog posts. But that’s only work-related stuff. As a person who is constantly busy, I’ve been finding the much coveted down time mildly unnerving, so I’ve decided to include my own list of items pregnant ladies can do while waiting for baby.
Here are the other things one can do while waiting for a child to emerge:
-Wash baby clothes up to 6 months old. Resist the urge to keep washing clothes even older.
-Assemble the nursery. Hang the mobile. Stare for long periods of time around the room.
-Watch every movie at the theatre since everyone tells you you’ll never be able to do this again. Eat popcorn because you can. You’re pregnant and this gives you caloric freedom for a short window of time still.
-Hang out with old friends.
-Get your nails done while hanging out with old friends.
-Clean your house.
-Attend weddings (not as fun sans alcohol and uber pregnant).
-Research potential preschools for two years from now because yes, it’s that competitive and yes, you’re slightly crazy.
-Find your pediatrician.
-Attend hypno birthing classes. Debate with people you meet on the pros/cons of birthing choices these days. Useful cocktail conversation or annoying? You be the judge.
-Debate if you should have a birth plan or if the hospital staff will hate you. Decide to do one anyway and call it “Birth Preferences”.
-Visit all of your friends who have already delivered their babies and be jealous that their waiting is over.
-Tour the hospital or birthing center.
-Watch every single TV show known to man. Be thankful for Netflix originals.
-Pack your hospital bag.
-Read every baby and pregnancy book in English until you can’t wait to read something about not being pregnant.
-Read Lean In. Consider picking up a book of fiction and then decide that’s too much of a commitment. If the baby comes tomorrow, will you ever know what happens?
-Assemble all car seats. Same goes for the stroller. Monitors. Diaper station. You get the drill..
-Buy everything left off of your registry that you still need.
-Wonder how much longer you will have to wait. Decide it’s an eternity.
-Make check lists on your blog of things you’ve already done while endlessly waiting for baby to arrive.
What did you do while waiting for baby?