Keep yourself active (walk, run, yoga)
I’ve been running on and off since we arrived to London. But the first trimester was very exhausting so I only do long walks. I was still going to the gym doing boxing and yoga until the end of first trimester. By the second and third I was only doing long walks of minimum 5 km. If not every day, at least every other day. My long walks include window shopping, groceries and meet-up with friends. Instead of taking the bus or underground I walk. Do remember different things work for every pregnant woman, depending on your GP’s recommendation.
I’ve only done 1 tour, and hoped I did more. Tours in the neighbourhood is good for socialisation.
Visit the library
I don’t visit the library just for books. There are many ads posted in their windows about piano lessons, short discussions with other (expat) moms in the area, if you need help in cleaning your flat, etc. And the library is a good place to meet other moms with their kids.
Afternoon tea with a friend
Once in a while I fancy an afternoon tea. It motivates me to go out and take that long walk!
Sleep, if you must
Sleeping is inevitable when pregnant. I sleep if I am tired.
Learn new things (baking, cooking, blogging)
I don’t know many people in London I can call right away and hang-out with except for my 3 college friends. And if they are working I am left on my own. So I learned to explore other things like trying a new recipe, baking twice a month and I got to write for my blog too.
Travelling does not mean overseas. It could be just around UK. We went to Kent with my in-laws during my second trimester and it was still doable.
Meet other moms in the neighbourhood – MUSH/FB mom page
There is a mobile app here in London for moms and expectant mommas called MUSH. It’s nice if you don’t mind meeting people you don’t know and share ideas and experiences with them.
Go out on a date with hubby
Yasss, now is the time! We both have our families away so we don’t have anybody to look after the little one if we want to go out after delivery.
I’ve never been to salon as often as I do now that I am pregnant.
Thank you to JM Padillo Photography for the photos!