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Ticking off your pre-baby bucket list

Laura le Roux
One way to make the most of the months leading up to your baby’s arrival, is to have a bucket list of all the things you want to do before officially becoming a parent. Here are a few ideas. 

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The very moment you decide to have a baby, your life will change forever.

As any mom-to-be knows, this is something people tell you this all the time… but you won’t really know just how much things change, until your little one actually arrives.

Of course you will still be able to do things when you have a baby, but it will never be the same (or as easy) as it was before your precious one’s birth.

So, be sure to make the most of those carefree days by crossing off these items on our pre-baby checklist:

Sleep. It doesn’t matter when or where or how, just sleep. Sleep in over weekends, go to bed early if you want 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 may prove to be difficult, maintaining these friendships while you are covered in baby puke or trying to get a new born 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 kiddies’ menu!
 
Learn to cook quick, easy meals! Left-over pizza will soon no longer be a breakfast option.
 
Go on that holiday you’ve been planning!! Travel with kids is possible but it changes the way you do it and the places you go.
 
Wear all the pretty clothes you have in your cupboard. Dressing up becomes a luxury once you’re a mom.
 
Do things on the spur of the moment. Wake up, pack your bag, grab you partner… and just go wherever the road leads.
 
Spend quality time with your partner. Talk to each other and do the things you enjoy doing together.

There will be amazing, positive changes when you have a baby, but they will be that much more enjoyable if you know you made the most of your child-free days too.

Tell us – what do you have on your pre-baby bucket list?

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