So, the good news of being pregnant was just confirmed by the doctor and you and your partner are super excited.
There’s a whirlwind of emotions and plans going through your head.
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But before your baby arrives, take some time out and try some of these date night ideas for couples below:
15 Fun Date Night Ideas to do Before the Baby Arrives
1. Go on a long drive together
Long drives will become rare after the baby comes. So, plan a long drive to your favorite place. There is nothing like watching the world go by with the one you love.
2. Binge watch a TV series all night long
Your baby will keep you awake after a few months. So, why not practice beforehand?!
Watch a marathon TV series or your favorite movies back to back. Take turns to pick your favorites.
3. Take antenatal classes together
Antenatal education is so important for both mom and dad to be. It is a good time to really talk about what will be happening in labor, what you need from your partner and to discuss birthing options.
Most hospitals run antenatal classes, they are usually in the evening and can be quite expensive, but are a crucial investment, remember knowledge is power.
I really like the idea of doing antenatal classes at home, at your own pace at a time that suits you. Thankfully Hilary from Pulling Curls is a qualified and practicing labor and delivery nurse, and she has turned her normal evening classes in to a SUPER affordable online class for you. You can check it out here.
4. Go on a babymoon
It may sound strange but babymoon is really a thing now. Your last relaxing vacation before the baby arrives is known as babymoon and it is important to spend quality time with your partner before your child comes home.
5. Get a couple’s massage
There is nothing better than a massage to help you relax your mind, body, and soul together.
Preparing for the baby can be hectic with all the planning and organizing that is involved. So, a couple’s massage might be much-needed.
6. Read your favorite books together
The moment you get the news of your baby’s arrival you will start reading books. Don’t do that all the time. Take some time out and read a book that both of you love.
7. Listen to your favorite songs
There is nothing quite like sitting in front of the fireplace, hand in hand with your partner and enjoying some of the most romantic songs, or just your favorites!
8. Host a dinner party
Just like the picnic, a dinner party with close friends will help to spend more time with them.
This will also give you the opportunity to cook together and experience the fun of doing something together; something that you will do more often after the baby arrives.
Aim to do this in the second trimester when you aren’t so tired or nauseated, and you have some energy.
9. Go on a shopping spree together
Shopping can make everyone happy. Now that the baby’s arrival is final, you can shop for cots, clothes or toys for your baby together.
10. Enjoy your favorite meals together
Satisfy your midnight food cravings every now and then.
Whether it is at dinner or lunch or a sudden craving for your favorite ice-cream, make sure both of you have what you like the most when you eat in the house. Treat yourself!
11. Read a journal on life before the baby arrives
Journals like the one by Kate Marshall “Book of Us: A Journal of Your Love Story in 150 Questions” will be great to read together.
You can learn a lot about journaling your life before the baby comes and this will be really fun to do with your partner.
12. Make something special for your partner
Whether it is a candle-light dinner or buying yourself a new dress or making breakfast early in the morning, anything that makes your partner feel loved will be worth the time spent together.
13. Gaze at the stars
Often a very underrated idea, but something that you will enjoy as a couple before the baby arrives; head over to the roof with a mattress and gaze at the countless stars till you fall asleep in each other’s arms.
14. Cook together
Spend a day in the kitchen together chatting. Turn up the music and get productive. Make some meals to store in the freezer for easy dinners when baby arrives.
Not sure what to cook? Birth Eat Love have a super affordable Freezer Meals Cookbook where you get 17 delicious recipes that actually freeze well, a bunch of tips on bulk cooking and freezing food and a pre-made grocery list! Pretty amazing for under $10!!
15. Sleep as much you want
Make the most of the weekends by sleeping till late hours. It doesn’t have to be a perfect weekend every time.
Keep in mind that you will have to spend sleepless nights after the baby arrives. So, you may as well sleep as much you want now.
Fun Date Night Ideas to do Before the Baby Arrives
The arrival of the baby will be one of the happiest moments in your life. But you still have enough time to spend quality time with your partner by doing these activities together.