I'm giving birth in a few weeks. What can I do for myself now that my husband and I will appreciate later? I'd love to have recipes, things I can order and whatever else you can think of.
So, I'm down to the last few weeks, and I'm still mobile and fairly well rested. I'd like to take advantage of this last burst of energy to do things that will make my life better when I'm sleep deprived and had my whole life taken over by a tiny infant. Things for my husband, too, would be excellent.
I've mostly been thinking in terms of food. I have a side of bacon curing in the fridge, jars of home-canned peaches, a freezer full of garlic scape pesto and bread/pizza dough, and a cupboard crammed with endless jars of homemade jam and marmalade (mostly to be used as thank you gifts for helpers). I also just ordered a cake and some other treats to be delivered after the baby is born. I'll probably also use some of the recipes in this thread
For non-food items I ordered a surprise beauty kit for myself, and keep a little notebook with me for writing little things to my unborn daughter.
Yes, I should probably finish my thank you cards and pre-address my birth announcements. I'll do that...someday.
What did you wish you'd had prepared when your baby arrived? What did you do ahead of time that made you pat yourself on the back? What was the best thing you had in your freezer?
Also, I want to thank you guys for answering my anonymous
question at the other end of my pregnancy. I've been sleeping lots (mostly thanks to the world's politest fetus), spending time doing fun things with my husband, and reading lots of books, some of which were recommended by you. Thank you so much for the advice.