Tips for Counting Down the Last Days of Pregnancy
My baby is due next month and I am anxiously counting down. In today's post, I'll share some tips that are helping me to pass time quicker. I'll also tell you about a cute show that I'm watching with my son - Beat Bugs - which holds both of our attention despite our large age gap thanks to the trendy Beatles music and great artists. We'll also celebrate the upcoming end of my pregnancy days and the Beat Bugs release with a fun giveaway where one lucky winner will receive 6 months of FREE Netflix!
1. Get Netflix
Netflix has been a lifesaver for taking my mind off of pregnancy pains. The 25 pounds that I have gained has changed my normal stride into a waddle. My energy level is at an all-time low. I want to relax more. That's OK since my body is busy doing something completely amazing - growing a baby to love! Nonetheless, my options for entertainment are limited. I'm so grateful for Netflix that brings thousands of shows to my living room. I watch whatever I want at any time without commercials. It rocks! I am currently hooked on watching all of the seasons ofGilmore Girls again. When my little boy is home, we have been watching Beat Bugs! I know that some moms aren't always thrilled to watch some children's shows, but Beat Bugs is an exception. It's pretty awesome - even for adults! Here's a quick overview:
With the new Netflix original series Beat Bugs, inspired by the music of the Beatles, your next family sing-along can be “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Thanks to five charming and energetic bug-like creatures (Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter), families have the opportunity to come together over kid-friendly storylines and the best damn music ever made -- recorded by today’s top artists, including Jennifer Hudson, P!nk, Sia and Eddie Vedder.Our family loves rocking out to this trendy show! We even have our own jam sessions with fun instruments. Netflix completely rocked our world with this show and we highly recommend it!
2. Go on walks if your doctor approves
Walk, waddle, or whatever you need to do in order to get your exercise in. Not only does it pass time, but it makes me feel better. I have to admit that as someone with extreme morning sickness, it has been tough and my walks are often short, but I try my best. Pregnancy is hard, but try your best!
3. Join an online pregnancy group
There are many pregnancy groups out there for almost anything that you can think of - moms due during a certain month, moms in a specific region, moms of certain ages, etc. I'm in a Facebook group of moms who are due around the same time as me. It has been a fun and educational experience to chat with these pregnant moms.
Finally, remember that the baby really will come out eventually. As someone who is 8 months pregnant, I know about the ups and downs. I'll have a day packed with nausea, vomiting, and my baby pushing on my ribs. The next day is then much better. I keep reminding myself that I am close to the end and day dream about what my little guy is going to look like. (I always imagine that he looks like my other son, but with more hair.)
Celebrate the release of the newest episodes of Beat Bugs and my final days of pregnancy by entering for a chance to win the ultimate prize for pregnant women - a 6 month subscription code to Netflix! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. The winner must have a U.S. shipping address. No P.O. boxes. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to our email with their shipping address. Otherwise, we will select a different winner. Good luck!
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