.If you have babies on the brain, it’s tempting to get down to business. But before you start popping prenatal vitamins and charting your ovulation, you might want to cross a few items off your to-do list. Babies are fantastic, yes, but they take up lots of time and energy: So now’s the time to focus on enjoying yourself — and your partner — for a few precious months. Then you’ll be ready to get into baby-making mode.Child bearing changes the lives of women inadvertently so much that you won’t be able to do so many things you have been doing before. So before you take a plunge, consider some activities to scale over:
Do one risky thing that you’d never, ever do as a parent.
If you’ve been tempted to try bungee jumping, off-trail skiing, or skydiving, scratch that itch before the baby arrives. Braving risky stunts is entirely different when you have a wee one depending on you.
Dress up and spend a night on the town.
You’ll have plenty of late nights once the baby arrives, but right now you can enjoy one that won’t involve teething pain or stinky diapers — and you’ll get to sleep in the next day. Get your guy dressed to the nines and dare to wear a dress that screams, “I’m young and don’t have a care in the world!” After dinner, insist on at least a few hours of dancing
Pay a visit to the places you adore — but would never bring a baby to.
Yes, you’ll eventually make your way back to Chez Fancy Pants before your baby starts kindergarten, but a meal at a posh restaurant is a little less special when you know your parents can watch the kids until only 8 p.m., or you’re paying your sitter by the hour. Make those “last suppers” a little more special by lingering over your meal and ordering an extra-special bottle of wine. Museum buffs may want to do a bit of gallery hopping before they hop into bed for baby-making.