Children don’t come with an instruction manual.
And as every new parent learns, it can be a terrifying job with the feedback erring on the negative side: Your child will scream and cry for hours. Once he can talk, he’ll probably tell you how much he hates you. He may even tell you that he wants a new parent.
Take time for yourself before the baby arrives.Make plans with friends, have a manicure, see a movie, said Lindsay Pinchuk, CEO and founder of Bump Club & Beyond, an organization connecting parents and parents-to-be with resources and products through events in more than 25 cities nationwide. The last three movies she saw in a theater were “Moana,” “Sing” and “Trolls.” So before your viewing experience transforms to G-rated only, take advantage of your adult time. “Having a baby is the best thing that will ever happen to you, but your life will change, and some of the things you are used to doing every day or every week, simply won’t happen anymore because you’re now responsible for this little being,” Pinchuk said.