We are now at Week 38, yo! I’ve got two more weeks, in theory… The Wife and I have been building furniture, purging, cleaning, laundering, cleaning, purging, oh and cleaning for the last month. In the meantime, I’ve been looking at ugly stank feet.
I thought I’d list out my 5 waysÂ that make me still feel like a human with feelings and not just a human oven. You know… TREAT YO’ SELF.
Pedicure/Manicure -Â I got myself a pedicure about everyÂ two months or so. By the time you hit your second trimester, it’s a crapshoot on whether you can bend over and do your own feet. Obviously, you want to frequent a salon that has good air circulation and uses good products.Â I tend to bring my own nail polish, like Julep’s classic red “Classic with a Twist” or my fave Essie “Turquoise and Caicos.”
I do appreciate the mini leg massages during a pedicure too. Lately my footwear has been flip flops or sneakers, and I think the flip flops are giving me charlie horses in the evening.
I would also like to think that as I’m ideally pushing a baby out of my vagina, IÂ want to be assuredÂ that my toes are well-maintained. You know there will be that 5-seconds of breathing and looking at my feet, wondering, “Why are my toes all janked up?” Get your pedicure and leg massage.
Haircut – I don’t know about you but my hair grows heavyÂ and thick. I get it cut every 4-5 months, mostly to thin it out. I’ve heard that once you have a baby, your hair falls out. Interesting. I’ll let you know if that happens.
WhoÂ knows when you’ll be able to have another haircut when the baby arrives!?? You know you’ll be chained to her feeding, pooping, and sleeping schedule for at least two months, so yeah, get your haircut. (That is, if you want one.)
Prenatal Massage/Spa Day – For real. You’re carrying a watermelon. I think you deserve a massage. Whoever scoffs at the idea should be punched in the face. Or balls.
Date Night/On the TownÂ – The Wife and I have continued our date nights and concert-going. My last concert was Robyn at the Hollywood Bowl a couple weekends ago. Spawn totally rocked out in utero – I could feel her kicking up a storm as we dancedÂ to Royksopp and Robyn.
While my gestational diabetes makes it a little difficult to eat out, we still go out to new (to us) restaurants and chow down. It takes some planning and menu-reading before leaving the house, but you can go to a nice restaurant and still score safely with your blood glucose levels.
And last but not least..
Nap when you can! -Â At 38 weeks, I find myself more tired than usual. Again, you’re carrying a bowling ball. You have less oxygen (lung space) and you pee all the time. It is OK to feel tired and nappy. Nap now before the baby arrives. You ain’t gettin’ sleep anyway.
That’s my list.
What other “Treat Yo Self” Advice do YOU have for other preggos?