12 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day While Pregnant
While you’re busy thinking of a Mother’s Day gift for your own mother, have you thought about celebrating it yourself?
You don’t have to wait until birth to start celebrating! You’re already a mother. Think about it: You’re eating the right foods, taking prenatal vitamins and making sure your baby is safe. You’re caring for your baby while it’s in the womb; you’re already a parent!
If you’re in the beginning stages of pregnancy and feeling a little under the weather, a day to celebrate you could be just what you need.
In this post, we will give you celebration and announcement ideas and tell you how to talk to your partner about making it a special day.
How to Get Your Partner to Celebrate Mother’s Day While Pregnant
According to a 2013 survey, 60% of pregnant women expect a Mother’s Day gift. However, according to Today, the same percentage of men were “clueless” about this expectation. Needless to say, if you want to celebrate Mother’s Day, you might need to guide your partner a bit.
If you’re not sure if your partner has something planned for you, you can plan something for yourself and tell your partner. This is a good way to ensure you’re not disappointed and your partner knows your desire. To tell your partner, you can simply say any of the following:
- “Hey [PARTNER’S NAME], I was thinking we could celebrate our first Mother’s Day together by doing [ACTIVITY].”
- “Do you want to go to [PLACE] this Sunday? I was thinking it would be nice to celebrate Mother’s Day.”
- “When you get home from seeing your mother on Sunday, did you want to go to [PLACE] to celebrate our first Mother’s Day?”
Instead of expecting your partner to just know that you want to celebrate while pregnant, you can gently let him know. Another option is to simply send him this article and say, “What do you think? Do you want to do any of these ideas on Sunday?”
Although being direct with your partner may be the best way to have a good Mother’s Day, if you are uncomfortable with telling him, you can find more passive ways. For example, you can leave this article up on your computer screen and hope he sees it and gets the hint. You can also have a friend of yours suggest that he plan something because it would make you happy. However, you can’t always expect your partner to pick up on your hints.
If You’re a Father-To-Be Reading This…
You can do plenty of things to make your partner’s first Mother’s Day special. You can pick any of the activity ideas in this post to help you celebrate. You can also surprise her with the traditional flowers and card, or you could go the extra mile with any of the gift ideas below.
Gift Ideas for Pregnant Mothers:
- Baby Doppler: We guarantee she will love a fetal doppler! This at-home device allows you to listen to your baby’s heartbeat at home. After week 12, simply use the doppler probe with ultrasound gel and glide it over your partner’s belly. Once you detect your baby’s heartbeat, you will be able to hear it through the earphones.
- Gift Certificate for Massage: In between all of her pregnancy symptoms, she will love to relax with a nice prenatal massage.
- Gift Card for Maternity Clothing Store: Your partner may feel bad about spending money on maternity clothing since she can only temporarily use the pieces. Giving her a gift card allows her to feel beautiful in comfortable clothing, without feeling guilty.
- That Special Baby Item: If your partner has been obsessing over a particular baby accessory, perhaps a beautiful crib or rocking chair, but hasn’t bought it because it’s too expensive, this could be the perfect gift to surprise her with.
- Pregnancy Pillow: Pregnancy can be pretty uncomfortable. Luckily, an L-shaped or C-shaped pregnancy pillow can make lying down and sleeping more relaxing.
- Homemade Gifts: If money is tight because you’re saving up for your baby, you can still give her a gift. Consider trying to make her favorite cookies; she will definitely appreciate the effort. A sentimental and free gift option is to write her a letter about why you love her and why you think she will be such a great mother.
Activities to Do for Pregnant Mother’s Day
If you’re saving money for your baby, you may not want to go out on Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate! Below are some fun activities you can do with your partner at home.
- Make Fancy At-Home Brunch: How often do you and your partner enjoy a gourmet Sunday morning breakfast? Spend time with your partner by cooking up a large brunch of eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, waffles, pancakes, decaf tea/coffee and orange juice.
- Design the Nursery: Mother’s Day is a perfect day to design your nursery. Spend time together picking out colors, furniture and accessories.
- Baby Shower Registry: If you haven’t had your baby shower yet, you can sit down with your partner on Mother’s Day and decide which items you’d like to add to your registry.
- Pregnancy Photo Shoot: If you’re planning on getting pregnancy photos taken, Mother’s Day is a great day to do it. Of course, you will need to schedule photographers ahead of time.
- Pregnancy Belly Cast: You can purchase belly pregnancy casts on Amazon. After the cast has set, you can decorate it with messages to your baby — or you can leave it until after his or her birth and cover it in newborn and ultrasound photos.
- Have a Movie Night: If movie theater seats are too uncomfortable with your baby belly, you can always have an at-home movie night. Prepare a few movies and some snacks and relax for the night.
- Tastings: Sure, you can’t indulge in wine tastings anymore, but you can try other tastings. Whether it’s chocolate or meat and cheese, purchase a variety and display them nicely on a board.
- Choose a Name: If you and your partner haven’t already decided on a name, sit down and brainstorm a list of girl and boy names.
Places to Go for Pregnant Mother’s Day
While you can’t go out for Mother’s Day mimosas, you can still enjoy a nice day out. Here are some ideas:
Schedule a Couple’s Massage: When you book the appointment, make sure to mention that you’re pregnant, so they will take the proper precautions and offer you a special prenatal massage.
- Picnic: If it’s a nice day, why not spend it outside? Whip up a few sandwiches and snacks and have a picnic in the park.
- Nice Dinner: Instead of going out for a Mother’s Day brunch, go out for a Mother’s Day dinner. Make sure to choose a restaurant that has a lot of room in between tables so you’ll be comfortable.
- Take a Day Trip: Go to a new town a few hours away and explore! Check out the shops, restaurants and walk around discovering the new sights.
- Take a Class: Taking a class is a great way to bond with your partner and celebrate the day. Check out classes taking place in your area. Possible classes include parenting, prenatal yoga, chocolate making, pottery and cooking.
- Conservatory: Whether it’s a floral conservatory or a butterfly conservatory, these public places can be great spots to take a stroll with your partner while admiring the beauty. Checking out public gardens in your city is also a good option.
Mother’s Day Pregnancy Announcement
If you haven’t announced that you’re pregnant yet, Mother’s Day is the perfect day to tell the world! Below are a few ideas.
- Mother’s Day Present for Yourself: If you haven’t yet told your partner that he’s going to be a father, tell him you got yourself a Mother’s Day present. Fill a small jewelry box with tissue paper and a small note, such as “I’m pregnant!” Have him open the box to check out the gift. His face will go from puzzled to excited!
- T-Shirt: If you’re going to a Mother’s Day brunch, wearing a t-shirt reading something like “Bun in the Oven” will get the message out. You can also purchase your own mother a “Best Grandma” shirt as a gift.
- Sign the Card: When you give cards to your mother and your partner’s mother, sign the card with your names as well as “grandchild” or “baby.”
- Ultrasound Photo Frame: Another option is to give your mom or partner a photo frame with your ultrasound photo in it.
For other cute ideas about how to announce your pregnancy, click here.
Do you have any plans for this Mother’s Day? If you do, share them in the comments below! If you have any pregnant friends or family members, be sure to share this article with them, too!
P.S. Purchase yourself a gift for your first Mother’s Day! Our fetal dopplers allow you to hear your baby’s heartbeat through earphones! Pretty amazing, right?