February is the month of love! It brings heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, bouquets of flowers, and sweet romantic moments. However, once your baby arrives Valentine’s Day will change. If you want to go out for a romantic dinner you will need to secure a babysitter and most likely won’t want to stay out too long. If you are like most couples the holiday takes a backseat and you start to spend it at home instead of dressing up and going out. So, if you are spending this Valentine’s Day pregnant make it special because it’s your last one as a twosome!
Choose one of your favorite restaurants to go to. Or, make it the restaurant that has the food that you have a serious pregnancy craving for. Maybe try a restaurant that is not child-friendly because once baby comes you will be eating out at plenty of family-friendly ones. Enjoy each other’s company. Sit, talk, and don’t be in a rush. Leave your phones at home or in the car and focus on each other.
Maternity clothes have come a long way in the last decade. Choose an outfit that makes you feel great. Make an appointment for yourself at a spa or salon to get your hair and makeup done. These are little touches that can really make you feel sexy, even with your growing baby bump.
Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the week this year, but choose the weekend before or after and plan a special weekend away. Once you are parents it becomes more difficult to find a way to sneak away overnight just the two of you. So, take advantage of this time while your pregnant to get in a romantic weekend away, just the two of you.
This is a special time for the two of you and it’s one you will never want to forget. Instead of traditional Valentine’s Day presents to each other invest in a maternity photo shoot together. The photographs will capture the excitement of this time and the love that you have for each other, and your little one. Chocolates get eaten. Flowers die. But, the photographs you capture during this time will last longer than a lifetime.
Let’s face it, you may not feel like getting all dressed up and heading out for a night on the town while your pregnant. If that’s the case, don’t feel bad, just enjoy a night at home. Pickup carryout from your favorite restaurant put on your comfy clothes, and snuggle close on the couch and binge on Netflix. The important thing is that you are together. Don’t answer your phone, lock the door, and enjoy each other’s company.
With baby on the way, your next Valentine’s Day will be different than previous ones. Make this last one as a twosome special, but remember your next one is going to be special in a whole new way! If you want to discuss the possibilities of a maternity session (or Valentine photo shoot with your little one) contact me today.