As excited as you are when you learn that you are expecting, you should know that the nine months of waiting for your little one to arrive can be excruciatingly long and often boring, especially if you are put on bed rest. In case you’re not sure what to do to make the time pass faster, keep on reading for some fun activities.

Pick out baby and maternity clothes

If you love shopping, there is absolutely no reason for the fun to stop. Depending on how far along you are, you can shop for some maternity clothes for yourself. The choices are endless and you will surely find some pieces that will help you embrace your new figure. On the other hand, you can also start preparing for your little bundle of joy and stock up on plenty of clothes. Remember to wash them ahead of time so that you can bring your baby home in a cute outfit.

Treat yourself to beauty appointments

Pregnancy is also the time when you should treat yourself to various beauty appointments. Pamper yourself by going for a mani/pedi, booking a prenatal massage, or getting a new haircut or color. You can even have a girls’ night in where you and your friends will paint each other’s nails and put on face masks.

Try out different new recipes

Maybe you’ve started experiencing all sorts of food cravings during pregnancy. No one is stopping you from trying out all sorts of new recipes and giving into these often ridiculous cravings. Of course, you will avoid those foods that you need to stay away from while pregnant but otherwise, go crazy with meal prep and stock up for a few days.

Practice using the baby wrap and stroller

You’ve surely already bought a stroller for your baby if your due date is near. So, when you have a few quiet days, you should put some effort into seeing how it works so that you don’t have any troubles once your baby arrives. You can also install a baby seat in your car and practice using a wrap or carrier that you’ve picked out.

Make a pregnancy keepsake

For some people, pregnancy seems like it will never end while others feel like it goes by in no time. If you want to remember this time forever, you can consider making some pregnancy keepsakes. For example, you can make a cast of your baby bump or a 4D image of your ultrasound scan. You can also write letters to your baby and keep them in a box with other pregnancy memories.

Immerse yourself into a new world

If the time seems to be going by very slowly, maybe you can speed it up by immersing yourself into a new world. Avid readers can always find a good book to read and get lost in while there are also various video games that will surely suck you in instantly.

Explore nature around you

Spending time in nature will also do you some good. If you can, consider going for a light hike or walks. On the other hand, you can go out for a picnic and enjoy some sunlight and fresh air. Even if you don’t want to leave your home, you can organize a picnic in your own backyard. If you do it in the evening, you can even do some stargazing.

Start a project

In case you’re stuck at home and bored, there are many projects you can start to fill your time. For instance, have you considered gardening? It can not only provide you with some fresh and clean food but it is also good for your mental and physical wellbeing. Then, you can start all kinds of crafts projects. From painting and knitting to making jewelry, pottery, and miniature towns and figurines, there are many hobbies to think about if you are bored. Fortunately, you can have everything you need for these delivered to your doorstep.

Don’t neglect exercise

Finally, it’s important that you don’t neglect exercise while pregnant. Many people find working out fun and you have a wide variety of activities to choose from. For example, you can go swimming and try out different water workouts. You can also give yoga a try or ride a stationary bike.

Being pregnant doesn’t mean that you can’t do fun things anymore. From swimming and gaming to making pregnancy keepsakes and picking out clothes, there are various ways how you can enjoy yourself while you wait for your baby to arrive.