Mom To-Be Partner Relationships

Last Day’s Date Night

December 20, 2016

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.

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  • Lara Merkel Ross
    Reply Lara Merkel Ross December 22, 2016 at 7:39 am

    The importance of this post can NOT be overstated. Carving out time for you as a couple only makes you better in every facet of life. How I wish I’d been as wise as you are!!! Thank you for putting it all out there so we all can learn. Hope you’re feeling good and enjoying your family of four! xo

  • Reply Lana Williams January 2, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Do you have a live-in nanny? Or do you just arrange a babysitter for every single night for a while in advance? Would love more posts on how everyone is handling nannies/childcare!

  • Reply Erick January 4, 2017 at 9:16 am

    This is very true! My wife and i went out every Friday before our 2nd baby girl was born. It made us very relaxed and focus on what was going on…it made my wife somehow stress free. I’m a goofy kind of guy (still am) and i think it contributes to a less stress free life.

    To all couples out there that are expecting, go out more often either with friends or not, it is the best time as a couple.

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