Stock up on diapers, wipes, breast pads, and other essentials you'll need immediately after you give birth. This way, you won't have to make an emergency drugstore run for necessities during the first hectic weeks after the delivery.
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Now that you're not working out as hard or as often, use the time to do a few relaxation exercises. Studies show that they lower your heart rate and blood pressure and put you in a great mood. Don't know how to get started? Try this simple exercise: Lie down on your side and breathe deeply. Isolate individual muscle groups, tense them, and release as you exhale.
Well-meaning friends and family members are probably offering their support now. Take them up on it, but be specific so you'll get the help you need; saying "Whatever you'd like to do" could leave you with a freezer full of casseroles and no one to do the laundry. Instead, delegate tasks you know will be difficult when you have a newborn around (mowing the lawn, for example, or taking clothes to the cleaner's.)
Make your firstborn feel important when the baby's here by talking about the future jobs he'll be responsible for. Make them easy-to-manage tasks, like holding the wipes during diaper changes or turning on the mobile. You might give him a title to go with his duties, too, like "Mom's Helper" or "Dad's Deputy."
When your babies arrive, divide and conquer. You'll be able to give each child 100 percent of your attention some of the time by taking one with you to the park or on an errand, while leaving her twin with your partner. Switch off the next time around.