Prepare the Nursery
If ever there was a time to "feather your nest," it is now. Whether you live in a tiny apartment or a multi-bedroom house, there are fun and creative ways to make room for Baby. When considering colors for the nursery (or whatever area of the house the baby will sleep), choose colors that are soft and soothing, such as a quiet green or the palest of buttery yellows. Both have been shown to be conducive to quiet and sleep, and both colors work well for babies of either sex. If you are superstitious about decorating the nursery before baby arrives, you can still enjoy spending time choosing your colors and fabrics so all will be ready to go once Baby does come home.
There are entire superstores dedicated to nursery "necessities." Buy out the stock, if you wish, but know that it doesn't take much more than a crib, a changing table, and a good diaper pail to make a baby's nursery comfortable and safe. Spend the money that's left on items that you know will add ease and convenience to your life.
Chat, Commiserate, and Spread the Word . . .
Most pregnant women relish the details of their pregnancy and enjoy comparing notes with other women in the same boat. Join BabyZone's Due Date Club to connect with other moms who share your due date. It's a built-in support group and, besides that, it's fun!
Nine months can be a long time to wait to meet that little one inside of you. Now, thanks to "MyBabyZone," you need wait no longer. You can log on to your personalized pregnancy calendar and pull up all sorts of information that not only tells you what your baby is doing at each stage of development, but shows you pictures of what your darling might look like as well!
These are just a few suggestions for how to completely, totally, and absolutely give in to your pregnancy and enjoy every moment of it. We encourage you to add your own ideas to this list and incorporate them into your life. The time to pamper yourself is now. Once your little one comes along, chances are you won't have time for such indulgences for a while ... but you'll have your memories of a pregnancy well-spent!