Love life and Valentine baby

 

So, you’re expecting your Valentine baby soon. Or maybe you’re cuddling your little one right now and are immersed in the fourth trimester known as postpartum. Either way, your brain may be full of thoughts about…

What do my toes look like?

Please not another cold leftover meal.

My back is killing me, and my feet too. But I don’t know what they look like – no foot rub tonight.

Look at that sweet smile, and those cheeks … what is that smell? Diaper is dry.
Did I shower today?

Is Moana still in the theaters? How long has it been since I’ve been to a movie?

Sex. I can’t see my toes. Date night. With a baby?

You are not alone! Your love life is not over. And yes, you will see your toes again.

a little time for you can help ease your mind, balance your soul,…

If your little one hasn’t arrived earthside yet then taking a little time for you can help ease your mind, balance your soul, and bring relief to the aches your pregnant body is feeling. Grab a decaf molten chocolate latte and schedule a pedicure. The self-pampering and chocolate are a great recipe for a much needed oxytocin flow. Plus, a little late night snuggling may follow, and might be just what the doctor (or midwife) ordered.

Ahhhhhhh.

Share with your partner your desire to spend time with them.

If you have that new little one in your arms, on your chest, in your lap, next to you, … basically lovingly attached with no end in sight it seems, then a night with your special someone, scheduling time together, is most definitely a prescription you will want to fill. And refill.

Share with your partner your desire to spend time with them. Plan time to enjoy your favorite meal together, and maybe see a movie. If an evening out doesn’t appeal to you, then schedule your postpartum doula for the evening, and spend a night cuddling with your sweetheart and Netflix.

Oxytocin anyone?

Ahhhhhhh.

What are you waiting for? Your love life is still calling!

When you’re pregnant your body no longer seems to be your own. Taking time for self-care is important for your general feelings of well-being. If you have a partner, spending time together now as a couple and focusing on your love life will not only make you feel a bit lighter each day, but also help you feel stronger as you get ready to birth your baby.

As a postpartum parent – fatigue, sleepless nights, and long days can easily make us forget to take care of ourselves. We may also tend to put our love life on the back burner. If you are feeling loved, fortifying yourself with date nights or adult conversations, and getting that pedicure or whatever fills your personal “good feels tank”, you will feel more confident and refreshed for your little one.

What are you waiting for? Your love life is still calling!

 

mm

About Stacy Ash

Stacy is married and mother to three adult children, two dogs and two cats. Beyond being a doula of over 16 years, Stacy enjoys mentoring students, tent camping or a 4-star hotel, cooking big meals for family and friends, movies, a lovely latte or a cup of tea and scones.