Mother’s Day when you’re pregnant with your first baby can feel a little strange. Do I celebrate? Do I just let it pass and wait until next year? I am pro-celebration for any occasion! You may not have your baby in your arms yet, but you are certainly a mother. I mean who else is keeping that baby safe for 9 months? Different women tend to officially feel like a mother at different times. For me, as soon as I saw those two lines on my at home pregnancy test I felt like I had become a mom. But for some, that feeling doesn’t come until their baby is here with them. Wherever you land on this spectrum, I’m here to tell you there isn’t a wrong answer. If you want to celebrate Mother’s Day and you have a round belly instead of full arms, go for it!
3. Work on a special baby project. Ok, I know I just told you to relax and now I’m telling you to work. But hear me out! Working on a baby related project can be a fun way to embrace the excitement of motherhood. Maybe you’ve been wanting to pick out the nursery furniture or décor, you and your partner could hit up the baby stores together to pick out the perfect items! Or have you been wanting to take that digital birth class together but haven’t had time to start it? This could be your weekend! These things may feel too practical to be considered celebrating but I think they’re a great way for you AND your partner to gear up and get excited for what’s ahead. While also knocking something off the to-do list. And we know a shorter to- do list makes a happier mom right?
4. Get a baby book. Maybe you were gifted one at a baby shower or maybe you still need to grab one but Mother’s Day would be a great time to get it started. Usually baby books come with some introductory pages with space for information about your pregnancy, ultrasound photos and maybe even a family tree! Mother’s day would be a great time to get some of those thoughts and memories of pregnancy out on paper so you don’t forget them amidst the newborn baby haze. Not planning to do a baby book? No worries! Instead of working on a book, you could write a letter to your baby to save for them when they’re older.