Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to be a mum. I'm really looking forward to meeting LO. I go gooey every time I look at the baby stuff we've bought (and everyone else's baby stuff actually) and the nesting/protective instinct has already kicked in BIG TIME.
However, I'm still having moments where I think 'Ooh, I won't be able to do that for a while' (driving through town and seeing couples all dressed up for a night out last night; going to the cinema with DP; going to comedy clubs etc etc --basically anything that will involve me leaving PFB with a babysitter for the first 18 years of his life--) and I feel I should be doing as much of that as possible now. This is great in theory, but I'm just sooooooo tired that even when DP comes up with great ideas for 'dates' (day or night!) I just want to sleep. Anyone else finding the same?
Enjoy your sleepsYou will be able to do the going out/comedy club stuff after a while when little one is born,but fwiw,I have a 7 yo and 5 yo (who wakes at 5am),so sleep ins are a distant memory.(Hopefully you have a lovely dh/dp who may be able to accomadate you getting some lie ins but LP here)
Congrats on your pg though,children are fab,if tiring
OP I totally understand and feel the same. I'm trying to heed advice given here and sleep as much as possible but there always seems to be some chore or other to do.
To be honest it's pretty easy for me as it's not as if I had some wild lifestyle pre-pregnancy, we wouldn't go out clubbing and we'd rather get a DVD than go to the cinema (god I sound so boring). The one thing I am fretting about is our inability to travel as much/far and I keep wondering if it's too late to book some mad longhaul exotic holiday to squeeze in before the baby arrives!
Like others have said, just absolutely enjoy it because if you go on to have another you will look back with great envy that you actually got some rest first time around!! That's what I'm doing right now!