Pregnant & bored? No way!

There’s nothing I hate more than feeling bored.

That’s one reason why I’m always planning ahead and making to-do lists.

But now that we’re less than 50 days from our due date, boredom is slowly starting to settle.

There’s still plenty to do, but it’s plugged into my calendar and I’d rather not get too far ahead of myself… or else I’ll be dying of boredom in the final weeks, ya know?

So what’s a pregnant woman to do?

I’ve put together a new list, but believe it or not, it’s not a must-do list! It’s a list of stuff that I could do… stuff that I likely won’t have time to do after baby. Fun ways to spend my final days while Annistyn’s still on the inside, before our life becomes crazy (and awesome) with her on the outside. Here are some of the things on my list:

1. Pamper.

I’m not talking about diapers. I’m talking about treating myself to some simple indulgences, like the spa pedicure that I enjoyed yesterday. And last night’s nine hours of glorious sleep. And this morning’s at-home sugar scrub and facial. And the nap I plan to take this afternoon. Since I won’t have time for these things after baby, why not enjoy now?

2. Read & watch.

More than usual, I’m letting myself simply relax and be entertained. I’m reading books (including some non-baby ones), blogs and magazines. And pinteresting (which I consider the best magazine of all these days)! We’re also watching movies and TV series more often than usual.

3. Venture out.

Don’t worry. Our butts aren’t permanently glued to the couch. Even though we’re watching the budget, we’re still enjoying some meals out–keeping in mind that this will be even more of a luxury in future months. We’re taking full advantage of not yet needing a babysitter!

4. Exercise.

I aim to walk about 20-30 minutes a day. It’s not much, but it’s a whole lot better than nothing. Staying active helps keep my gestational diabetes under control. It’s good for me, it’s good for baby and it’s good for curing boredom.

5. Bake.

Even though I froze a bunch of meals, my freezer still has space for goodies. I can’t enjoy sugary sweets now, but my husband’s sweet tooth appreciates freshly baked samples.

6. Clean & organize.

Okay, I know this doesn’t sound like fun, but I really, really love having a clean home. So, to me, cleaning and organizing are actually fun tasks. I know, I’m weird like that.

7. Be festive.

I’m super lucky that the last month of my pregnancy is the most wonderful (and busiest) time of the year. Between decorating, shopping, wrapping gifts, baking, looking at lights, sipping hot cocoa, going to work parties and spending time with family, there’s so much to do around Christmastime. Is it even possible to be bored during the holidays?!

What other tips do you have for overcoming boredom?

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