Pregnant pose by greensuitcase
You’re pregnant, but not so pregnant that you can’t see your feet or get up off a couch without some kind of leverage. Now is the time to prepare as much as you can for baby’s arrival. Not only will you want to prepare the baby’s room (if he or she is to have one immediately) but also take care of yourself as it may be awhile before you get the chance once the baby is born. Here are our picks for your first-two-trimesters bucket list:
- Thyme Maternity: Great selection of maternity wear, nursing bras and casual clothing to fit your growing shape
- WynnFitness Gentle Yoga: Taught by Jair twice a week, the class is full of senior citizens, but you won’t mind – the emphasis on stretching and gentle weight bearing is great for sore hips and backs as you adjust to carrying the extra weight
- Craigslist: let your fingers do the walking to find incredible deals on all things baby, from strollers to cribs, toys and everything in between. After all, how ‘used’ does used baby furniture really get? If you find you love the idea of repurposing and saving money but want to see everything in person, try a store like Once Upon A Child.
- The spa: A lot. If you feel guilty about splurging on massages and mani-pedis with an expensive baby on the way, don’t: first of all you can’t see your toes let alone groom them, you probably have special aches and pains that need sorting out, and you’d better do it all now before it becomes a chore or impossible to find the time. Hint: Toronto group-buy websites such as Groupon, DealTicker, WagJag, and many more, have regular deals for spa services.
- Mexico: Well, anywhere hot really; in the third trimester, with your metabolism running at 20% hotter than usual, you won’t enjoy a break from Toronto’s harsh cold because you’ll barely be feeling the cold. Also, remember that airlines can have restrictions on travel after you are six months pregnant, as can your doctor – so get that last trip in now.