It’s been 2 weeks since my parents left and with the weather mostly being drab and rainy, I haven’t had much motivation to leave the house. The few days that the weather has been nice and sunny, I’ve taken some walks or quick trips to the UVillage on my own. Well, hopefully, Mother Nature will be nice and give us a summer soon…which has gotten me thinking about ways to spend my time during the day aside from being inside and just watching a movie (which is still great!). I wanted to note some of my research before I forget:
Meet other moms!
Go to the movies!
I LOVE going to the movies and it’s one of the things I’ve missed. I’ve done a bit of research to see what my options are:
The Landmark theaters (Varsity, Guild 45th and Landmark Metro) all have
Get out and exercise!
Although breastfeeding burns 500 calories a day (woo hoo!), there is still inevitably a little belly leftover that can only go away through good toning. If I can convince myself to even think about working out again, I found this page to be a great resource for ways to exercise with baby:
I think one that I might actually try is Post-Natal Yoga at 8 Limbs Yoga. There’s one located really close to me (stroller-walking distance in fact!)–yoga is offered and babies can just chill out next to mom. Nursing, crying and changing diapers is all welcome.
Check out some classes!
I got a lot of tips to check out classes offered at
Prepare for returning to work
This is something I can do from home but I’ll need to start preparing for returning to work by learning more about pumping/storing of milk and for thinking about childcare. We are on some waitlists for daycares but nothing is guaranteed right now. Ideally, we can hire a nanny for the first year so I’m spending free time learning more about hiring nannies.
I’m sure that before I know it, my maternity leave will come to an end!