Scott and I have a ritual that I think is one of the greatest things we do.
For the days before I’m set to deliver, Scott and I go out on a dinner date- every night.
It could be just for ice cream or to our favorite spot, that’s not the important part. The important and special part is that we never know exactly which will be our last romantic dinner before the new baby phase comes and smacks us around.
It gives us a chance to talk about important things like names, plans and life- without interruption.
It also gives us a moment to be a couple- a romantic, adult couple- without taking breaks to wipe snot or mystery stains. It’s easy to forget to take time to be a couple when you become parents, so I love that, especially in the days before we lose ourselves to a new baby (and toddler) for a minute, we get to take a few hours a night to enjoy and take care of each other.