When you decide to have a baby you know your life will change. People tell you all the time that it will change but you won’t really know just how much it will change until the baby actually arrives.
You will still be able to do things once you have a baby but it won’t be in the same way as you did before or as easy as it was pre-baby.
Make the most of those pre-baby days and cross off the items on our pre-baby bucket list.
- It doesn’t matter when or where or how, just sleep. Sleep in over weekends, go to bed early if you want to or just stay in bed all day if that’s what you feel like doing.
- Watch all the movies you want to as loud as you want to.
- Go shopping. Mornings spent browsing boutiques and home decor stores will become a thing of the past (very few boutique shops cater for prams).
- Visit all your friends who aren’t going to have kids or don’t currently have kids. It is difficult, sometimes, to maintain these friendships while you are covered in baby puke or trying to get baby into a routine.
- Spend your money on frivolous, unplanned things like manicures, facials and shoes you don’t really need.
- Visit fancy restaurants with your partner, choose ones that don’t have a kiddie’s menu!
- Learn to cook quick, easy meals! Left over pizza isn’t going to be a breakfast option soon.
- Go on that holiday you have been planning!! Travel with kids is possible but it changes the way you travel and the places you go.
- Wear all the pretty, sent clothes you have in your cupboard.
- Do things on the spur of the moment? Wake up, grab your bag and you partner and just go wherever the road leads you.
- Spend quality time with your partner. Talk to each other, do things you enjoy doing or end do a few things they enjoy doing.
There will be amazing, positive changes when you have a baby but you will also say goodbye to the life you once had. Make the most of the child free days while you can.
What is on your bucket list?
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