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5 Things to Cherish before Baby Comes ...

By Debra

There are so many things to cherish before baby comes. There are many things that change when it comes to having a baby. We all know the normal things that change after having a baby. For instance your body, the way you see things, hormones, etc. There are some things that no one tells you changes. Here are the things to cherish before baby comes.

1 Eating a Meal

Before baby comes you can eat meals leisurely with minor interruptions. After baby comes, sometimes you will be lucky if you get to eat at all and if you do it might be wise to scarf it down or you might find yourself not being able to finish the meal. Lingering over a meal is definitely one of the top things to cherish before baby comes.

2 Sleeping in

It's safe to say that babies do not understand the value of sleeping in. Nor do they understand weekends versus weekdays. Enjoy sleeping in, even if you feel like you have a million things to do. Sleeping in will become a rare treat after baby makes his or her debut.


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3 Grocery Shopping

If you think grocery shopping is a chore now, wait until you are trying to do it with a screaming newborn or toddler getting impatient while you are trying to make sure that you get the right cut of chicken.

4 Eating out

Eating out becomes a prayer that your baby doesn't melt down in the restaurant before you are ¾ of the way through your meal. The truth is your baby doesn't enjoy just sitting there and would rather just eat in the comfort of your own home.

5 Noise

Before baby, you are able to listen to the TV at any volume. What you probably haven't thought of is doing laundry, turning on the dishwasher, the dog barking. Any of these sounds can wake baby at inopportune times.

A million things change when you have a baby. Sometimes we get so excited about baby's arrival, as we should, that we forget to take a moment and enjoy the things we have now. Here's to living in the moment!

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