8 Treats for Mom in the Last Month of Pregnancy

It’s June! It’s really June! I’m having a baby in June! That means this June will be the best June in the history of Junes! It will be even better than the June my family and I went on a cycling trip through Italy and we had that amazing dinner in Florence where I got tiramisu so delicious that it makes me drool just thinking about it even though that was 8 years ago. It was that good.

But I digress.

Even though June is the month I’ll be delivering, it won’t be until the end of the month instead of, like, next week or something amazing like that.  I still have a lot of days to mark off on my calendar before I get to hold my baby for the first time.  While that’s a big reward at the end of the long process, it’s still a ways off. And I? Am not always patient. In order to sweeten up these last few weeks of pregnancy, I’m going to plan a few little treats for myself. Nothing major, just a few activities and outings to pamper myself and make me feel a little special.

Here are some of the ideas I have for Last Month Mom Treats! If you want to try some of these, make sure to check with your doctor about any activity you’re unsure about, especially if your pregnancy is considered high-risk.

  • Give Yourself a Mani/Pedi 1 of 8
    Give Yourself a Mani/Pedi
    While nail polish is generally thought of as safe to use during pregnancy, other chemicals and fumes present in salons can make you feel queasy, and products such as nail clippers that aren't your own can up a risk of infection. Stay on the safe side by opting for a basic manicure in a well-ventilated salon, or do it yourself at home (and ask your partner if they're willing to give you a foot rub as part of it!).
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  • Pre-Natal Massage 2 of 8
    Pre-Natal Massage
    Confession: I don't actually like massages. I know. I'm a weirdo. But I know so many women who swear by pre-natal massage to ease aching joints and reduce tension that I'm tempted to give one a try. Since it's so late in pregnancy, check with your doctor to make sure there's no additional risk in scheduling one. Book with a prenatal massage-certified specialist to make sure they'll hit the right spots.
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  • Get a Mini-makeover 3 of 8
    Get a Mini-makeover
    Once there's a newborn in your life, finding extra time to curl your eyelashes and contour your cheekbones with bronzer and blush will be a thing of the past. Why not get ahead of the curve and revamp your make-up routine into something simpler? Visit a make-up counter and ask for advice on a five-minute make-up regimen that will work for you!
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  • Date Night With Your Partner 4 of 8
    Date Night With Your Partner
    Yes, you can schedule date night after the baby comes but making sitter arrangements, dinner reservations, and dealing with the details of movie times may be more than you want to handle for a long time. Besides, if you're nursing, everything you do will be governed by your boobs and when they need to be attended to either by a baby or a pump. Get in a few nice dinners, concerts, or movies now.
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  • Dates With Your Older Kids 5 of 8
    Dates With Your Older Kids
    The one thing I'm hearing over and over again is that once the new baby comes, I'll need to make a special effort to carve out one-on-one time for me and my 4 years old. To get a jump on that, I want to take him out for a couple nice things before his sibling arrives. Frozen yogurt runs, maybe a trip to the see the new Madagascar movie, or jaunt to the Zoo will make some nice memories for us.
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  • Girls’ Night 6 of 8
    Girls' Night
    Or afternoon. Or brunch. Call up some girlfriends and book kid-free time with them now. It'll feel good to indulge in a non-family activity and girlfriends are always great for telling you that you looking amazing even though you feel like like you look like a manatee.
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  • Sneak Off And Read A Book 7 of 8
    Sneak Off And Read A Book
    That bestseller you've been dying to read? Do it now! Grab your Kindle and pull up a chaise at the neighborhood pool or slip out to a coffee shop for a bit and just read! Finding the time or energy for books is hard after a new baby arrives so indulge in some summer reading now.
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  • Get Your Hair Done 8 of 8
    Get Your Hair Done
    You have those gorgeous pregnancy locks for such a short time, why not do something fabulous with them? Get a cut and style to give you an extra confidence boost before the big day — just make sure you speak with your stylist beforehand so they don't use any harsh chemicals on your scalp.
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