You don’t have a baby in your arms YET, but you’re most definitely a mother! So if you’re thinking about whether to celebrate Mother’s Day while pregnant, the answer is YES. Besides, you don’t have to wait until birth to start celebrating your motherhood. Plus, if you’re having a tough time lately, a day to have fun and relax could be just exactly what you need.
Here are ten fun and easy ways to celebrate Mother’s Day while expecting:
- Have a spa day.
Give your hands and feet some much-needed pampering with a manicure and pedicure spa. You can enjoy it with your favorite girlfriends at the salon. But if you don’t like to go out, that’s fine. You can get at-home manicure and pedicure services and have your fabulous “me time.”
- Pamper yourself with a prenatal massage.
Pregnancy is a precious nine-month period for you—but it comes with aches and swelling. So pamper yourself this Mother’s Day with a prenatal massage. You’re going to feel amazing as it can reduce stress and stimulate the release of serotonin or “feel-good hormones.” Prenatal massage is generally safe after the first trimester. Still, it’s best to consult your doctor before scheduling a massage session.
- Go on a maternity shoot.
Having a maternity photoshoot is an exciting way to celebrate Mother’s Day while pregnant. You can capture these fleeting but remarkable moments in your life. And hey, why not combine the maternity shoot with the spa day mentioned above? You can get your hair and makeup done, too. That way, you’ll feel like a superstar during the photo shoot.
- Create a memory box.
Want a quiet and simple way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Create a memory box. Fill it with baby scans, maternity photos, and other pregnancy memorabilia. Then, after a few years—on another Mother’s Day—open the box and take a trip down the nostalgia lane.
- Write a letter to your little one.
On Mother’s Day, write a letter to your little one, guessing what they’ll look like, what things will make them laugh, what their personality will be, etc. Detail as many things as you can. Then, you can keep this letter in your memory box. It would be a beautiful reminder of what you both went through during pregnancy. It’s also a great gift idea for your kid in the future.
- Eat brunch with friends.
Are you the first mama-to-be in your squad? Rally your besties for brunch this Mother’s Day. Sometimes, a good time with friends is enough to get into a celebratory mood! Just make sure to have pregnancy-safe items on the spread so you can go all out with the food, too.
- Book a getaway trip.
Nudge your partner to go away for a weekend trip before your family expands. You can use this trip to bond with your partner and relax a bit before you both ease into parenthood. Just make sure to talk to your doctor and ensure traveling is safe for your pregnancy stage. If flying is out of the question, you can book a local Airbnb for a fabulous staycation instead.
- Decorate the nursery.
Mother’s Day is a perfect day to decorate the nursery. Pick out the paint colors, accessories, and furniture (or shop online beforehand). Then, have your partner or friends do all the heavy lifting. Have fun seeing your vision for the room turn into reality.
- Go on a picnic.
If it’s a nice day, spend it outside. Make a few sandwiches and snacks and have a picnic in the park with your spouse, family, and friends. It’ll be a good day to enjoy the outdoors.
- Get comfy.
Sometimes, all you need to do to celebrate a special day is get comfy. Change into your cozy pajamas for a full day of snuggles on the couch. You can catch up on your reading, binge-watch the latest Netflix film, or watch your favorite cooking show or games on TV.