7 Things to Do as a Couple Before Baby Arrives

Baby's coming, and you've got the practical stuff down. But remember: It's important to squeeze in some summer fun now, too! Here's how.

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Learn Some New Moves

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Learn Some New Moves

Don't laugh at the thought of grooving around a ballroom with your baby bump—a non-strenuous couple's dance class, like country line dancing, can be the perfect way to make a few more goofy pre-baby memories with your hubby. Plus, you're doing your body good: the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that most pregnant women get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise near-daily.

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Have Breakfast in Bed—and Don't Leave for Hours

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Have Breakfast in Bed—and Don't Leave for Hours

Four a.m. feedings will be your new normal, so take a day or two now to lounge in bed way past the morning light. Plan ahead by downloading a few movies or mapping out a Hulu playlist and picking up pastries and iced coffee the day before so all it takes is a quick trip to your kitchen before you can bury under the covers and luxuriate in leisure time.

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Take a Quickie Road Trip

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Take a Quickie Road Trip

Going far might not be in the cards right now, especially if you're late in your third trimester and avoiding airplanes, but it is the perfect time to rediscover the magic of a road trip. At bnbfinder.com, enter your city and state to find charming bed and breakfasts within 50 miles.

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Schedule a Spa Day

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Schedule a Spa Day

Talk to any new mom and she'll tell you she barely has time to shower, let alone hit the spa, in those first few months of caring for Baby. So fit in an appointment for a little pampering before your peanut arrives. Bonus: According to the American Pregnancy Association, prenatal massage therapy can squash anxiety and depression, relieve joint pain and contribute to an easier labor. Just make sure to find a massage therapist who's certified in prenatal massage.

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Dine at the Quietest Restaurant You Can Find

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Dine at the Quietest Restaurant You Can Find

Eating out with Baby will mean targeting spots that have high chairs, crayons on the table and kids underfoot. All fun as a family, for sure! But right now, hit the most serene, white tablecloth spot you can find and soak up the fact that the loudest noise you'll hear all night is the clink of a water glass. Bliss!

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Order Spicy Takeout

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Order Spicy Takeout

If you're one of those spice fiends who scarfs jalapeños like they're potato chips—or even if you just like to kick your wings up from mild to medium once in a while—savor a fiery meal from your favorite Thai joint now. If you plan to breastfeed, the flavors of spicy food can permeate your milk, which turns off some bambinos. Safer to steer clear, so dig in now!

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Pen a Note to Your Peanut-to-Be

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Pen a Note to Your Peanut-to-Be

Before you're swept up in feedings and changings, take some time to reflect on the love you're already feeling for someone who's not even born yet, and get it all down on paper. This is something you can save and give to your future son or daughter on a milestone occasion, like a high school graduation. Best mom ever!

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