Tristan and I have really been indulging in our slower nights to make sure we take advantage of our last few weeks as a duo. It’s funny because every time we do manage to go out, we end up looking at all of the families with kids and talking about how fun and different it’ll be once our little one arrives. Our perspective on a lot of things have changed, and it’s fun to just observe ourselves evolving as a couple. We always joke about it. “Did you ever think that after that first date that this would be us in a few years???” The response is always the same. Never in a million years but I wouldn’t take back a second of it! The past (almost) 6 years together have been everything we never knew we always wanted.
We’ve also made an effort to go on double dates and have small groups of friends over to grow our relationships while we can still do so easily. It’s been great to have people to laugh with and talk to. It helps get my mind off of all the baby anxiety that’s building up too! Ah, a friend brought me some non-alcoholic chardonnay a few weeks ago that I got to enjoy while everyone else sipped on wine. Haha. It’s from Trader Joe’s and tastes like a grape cider!
Our friends who are already parents are always encouraging us to go out on more date nights and spend quality time together to nourish our relationship. It’s not that we won’t be able to do these things after baby arrives, but moreso there’ll be less time and freedom to do so since we’ll need to find a sitter or something in order to get out with just the two of us. Either that or you’ll just be thinking of your little one who’s with the sitter while you’re out. Haha.
I’d give that advice for any parents-to-be too — get out! You’ll be happy you did.