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    Default I'm on maternity leave!! What to do!!

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    What will I do with my time? Due in 3 weeks and trying not to spend much cash...
    How should I occupy my time?

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    Read and rest and watch TV

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    1. I know this first suggestion may sound a little boring, but has been so handy since is doing some light sewing to prepare for bubs - that's if you haven't done any already. Drawstring bags for different toys or objects, clothes or nappy bag items when out. Bedding. Made towels (nice ones on sale) into covers for nappy change table. 2 large towels made four covers - invaluable. If spew, poo or wee got on there, I'd just throw that one in the wash and get out a fresh one!

    2. Do up list for group email/text for after birth, write up list of things to take to hospital and gather the final things together. Have babies drawers and clothes ready to go. Meals in the freezer. Stock up on all the bulky items not easy to grab with a pram.

    3. Fun things - catch up with friends, go see a movie, hit the sales in preparation for next years' clothes for bub, do some cooking and invite people over, have a picnic lunch with partner during lunch (if possible). Grab name letters for their room and decorate them - if you know who is coming. Stroll the baby shops to get an idea of what is out there.

    4. Head to the library for some cookbooks, reading books, DVDs, info on baby or baby name books. Books to read with baby.

    5. Go for some nice long walks in preparation for labour...and rest, sleep.

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    Put your feet up

    Sleep in

    Give yourself a manicure, (and pedi if you can reach), facial, hair treatment, etc.

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    I did a lot of cooking so I could freeze meals for after we got home from hospital. Also did lots of walking, reading, the odd mani/pedi/hair appointment.

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    Maybe catch up on the gardening if your feeling up to it

    Cook extra meals to pop in the freezer for when your strapped for time. One of the best ones I found with DS was to take a loaf of bread out of the bag, butter and fill slices with cheese and ham etc, then put to sandwiches back in the bag ready to make toasties at a minutes notice.

    You could also make a tea cake or brownies to freeze if your the entertaining kind. A few impromptu visits might be on the cards once bubs is home.

    Take a long bath. Read a book

    Visit the local pool if its hot.

    Make ur partner a lovely candlelit romantic dinner as a surprise when he gets home from work.

    Catch up with some working friends during their lunch breaks.

    Sleep in.

    Premake some birth announcement cards or thankyou cards to send out after bubs is born.

    I'm sure I can think of more but I'm a bit stuck at the moment. Will pop back in as I think of things. But most of all.. enjoy ur free time. : )

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    Get your lady bits waxed. Three weeks before my EDD I went to the salon. DS arrived two weeks early, so it meant I didn't need to be shaved pre-op for my emergency c-sect.

    Sleep in - I haven't had one in 11months

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    Ooh. Get ur eyebrows waxed and tinted. I always feel alot nicer about my no-makeup face when my eyebrows are looking good.
    Especially when ppl are visiting at hospital, you want to feel and look as fresh as possible. : )

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    Relax! Day time tv and nesting lol

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    Enjoy it while you have the chance. I miss those moments.

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