Four Things to Do With Your Spouse
Before Baby Arrives
Having a baby is such an exciting time. As much as you want to put all of your time and effort into getting ready for baby, it’s equally important to take advantage of the time you have with your spouse. If this is your first baby, I think it’s really important to take in the last few months you have alone with just you and your spouse and really soak it up.
Turn off your phones
One of mine and my hubby’s favorite things to do is go for evening walks. It gives a chance to disconnect from our phones and unwind from our day while getting quality time with each other. Luckily my pregnancy is during the spring/summer, so we have warm weather to enjoy. There’s nothing I love more than spending time with my husband with no distractions. Even if you just set an hour during your day to turn your phone off and give each other your 100% undivided attention, you will really notice a big difference in your connection together.
Go On Dates
Dating during marriage can be hard between the crazy work schedules and other obligations, but it’s something I’ve found to be extremely important in keeping the connection with your spouse. Going on dates doesn’t mean you always have to go out. I love 52 Dates For Two from The Dating Divas. They give you a different date night idea for each week for a whole year. The best part is, they give you free ideas for those no spend weeks, inexpensive ideas if you’re on a budget, at home ideas, and tons more. My favorite is the free and at home ideas, mainly because we are saving for the baby gets here and being almost 6 months pregnant, all I want to do is stay home.
Go to church
This is either going to be a no-brainer or a no-thank you for some. But going to church every week is one of my favorite ways to spend time and connect with my husband. Connecting spiritually is a really important factor of our marriage. Our number one priority is to keep God the center of our marriage and the main priority in our family. When we make going to church every week a priority, it opens up discussion for the way we want to raise our son.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think it was kind of strange that I’m putting this point after telling you to go to church. But, connecting with your spouse sexually is just as important as it is spiritually. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been been told “have as much sex as you can before baby gets here.” But, I can’t say that I disagree with the advice so that’s my advice. Have as much sex as you can, when you can, where you can. Time and space will be limited once baby is here, so take advantage.