My baby fever is still in full swing and I have been thinking a lot about what to do when/if I get pregnant again. I know that my next child will be my last one — my last full-term pregnancy, my last time being in labor, so I have been thinking a lot about how to soak it all in. I swear if someone made a device that allowed me to pop on a pillow and feel pregnant (the baby moving especially) they would be a rich person. I love feeling and being pregnant — despite the fact my pregnancies are not exactly easy. It will be sad to close the chapter on it all.
That said, since it’s not all over for me yet and I know that this next one will be the last one (if it happens), I want to make sure I do everything on my “being pregnant bucket list”. The things I wish I had done in previous pregnancies, the memories I want to make sure stay with me and since i’ve been around the ‘pregnant block’ a few times, I want to make sure I pull from all those experiences and make the next one as ‘me’ and ‘awesome’ as can be.
Click through for 11 things you can do to make sure the last pregnancy of yours is as special as possible:
Get Maternity Photos Done 1 of 11Hire a professional or a friend who knows what they are doing and take the photos you've always wanted. If you like nude look, go for that. If you like the outdoorsy look, do that. They key is do what you've always wanted.
You should read: How NOT To Take Maternity Portraits
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Keep A Pregnancy Scrapbook 2 of 11
Watch Yourself Grow 3 of 11
Document Just How Big You Got 4 of 11
Plan For The Birth YOU Want 5 of 11
Get a Cool Look at Your Baby 6 of 11
Be Creative In Sharing 7 of 11
Keep The Sex A Surprise Until The End 8 of 11
Plan a Meet and Greet 9 of 11There are all sorts of etiquette rules about having subsequent baby showers. I say, forget the rules and have one if you want. If you're all about rules, plan a meet and greet for when the baby is born. Celebrate and eat lots of cake!
You should read: Baby Shower Etiquette
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Trust Your Instinct 10 of 11There are not a lot of times in life where you get to see just how super amazing your body is. How it seems to know exactly how to grow a baby and you have these hormones surging that make you the most protective and awesome human. Trust those instincts because they won't steer you wrong. It's one of the rare times you hear that instinct so loudly.
You should read: Advice For Second Time Moms
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Don’t Wish Time Away 11 of 11We all know the first part of pregnancy is miserable with the tiredness and vomiting. It all comes back at the end when we are huge and tired. Don't wish it to go quicker - try to focus on the amazing things happening and the small details you will miss.
You should read: 20 Ways to Enjoy Pregnancy
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