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Less than 3 weeks til due date and feeling kind of depressed. Work has scaled back significantly in preparation for baby so I'm bored and Omicron has forced me to isolate more just to be safe given how close I am to due date. Is this normal? Advice on getting through these next few weeks?

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If I put myself in your shoes, and knowing what I know now about how little time id have after the baby comes I would KILL to have me time to read, go on the internet to research random topics I’m interested in, have dates with my husband, catch up with my friends, have girls nights or brunches, go shopping, spa, massages, nails, eat out, OMG What wouldn’t I do???

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If we weren't in the middle of a Covid surge, I would totally be getting massages, pedicures, hair done, etc!!

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Any fun little things you can do at home? Zoom/FaceTime calls with friends? Rewatch your fave shows?

Any projects you have been putting off that would be good before baby comes?

Yes some minor ones that I could do, but have to get the motivation!

Any fun things you and your husband could do together? Like mini date nights before the baby comes? Watch a movie and order in dinner? Cook a fancy meal together? Or something productive to do around the house together - organizing and such? Or cook some freezer meals to have after baby comes? I don’t know if it’s “normal” or not (especially since I’d love some slow kid-free alone time right now!!), but any way that you feel is totally valid! I’d just try and think of some things to do (fun or practical) that you’ll be happy about later!

All great suggestions, thank you!

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