You’re pregnant! There’s a bun in the oven! The flower is blooming! You got knocked up! However you put it, the fact is you will have many ups and downs during these 9 months. Hormone changes, body changes, and a total life change once that precious child is delivered. Would you like your pregnancy memories to be good ones? Be sure to do these 5 things:

1) READ

Peaceful, quiet, book time is hard to find when you become a mother. You are either sleeping while baby sleeps, cleaning something, taking care of your other kid, or catching up on that much needed shower. Cherish your quiet moments and read whatever interests you. Pregnancy books are great if this is your first pregnancy because of all the questions you have!ID-100121548

2) INDULGE

As long as you are giving baby enough nutritious food, it’s ok to indulge every once in a while. I absolutely loved and craved chocolate donuts with sprinkles while I was pregnant. I couldn’t get enough of them, they were totally my comfort food. Go ahead and make yourself happy with what you crave. If you’re happy, your baby is happy.ID-10050377

 

3) SLEEP

I know, I know.. you’ve heard this before. And you do sleep a lot in the first trimester because of fatigue. But seriously-SLEEP. When the third trimester hits and you are cleaning everything, organizing, nesting, too excited to sleep, (the baby’s coming soon!) well- that’s when you need it the most. It won’t be long before your precious one arrives and takes all your time.110113-health-pregnancy-sleep.jpg

 

4) HAVE  SEX

Your body is going through changes, and some can be good for your sex life. Increased blood flow, sensitivity in breasts, heightened libido, all things that can make for a great time. You might be nauseous in the 1st trimester, and feel too fat and awkward in the 3rd trimester, so have some fun in the 2nd trimester!ID-10090888

5) WALK

No need to sign up for the overcrowded “pregnant pilates” class at the nearest gym. Walking is one of the safest and easiest ways to exercise while you are pregnant. It’s low impact, so it’s easy on the knees and feet, and it doesn’t get you too winded or tired. The more in shape you are during pregnancy, the higher the chance your labor goes smoothly.walking-during-pregnancy1