10 #CoupleGoals to achieve before baby arrives

Your lives will be forever changed once baby joins the household, so make the most of this before-baby time!

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Planning to have a child is a big decision. Your little one will be your responsibility from here on, and you’ll have to dedicate a big chunk of your time to him. When you reckon that you are ready for a mini-me, make sure to give yourselves one last hurrah and enjoy the things that will be tough to do once you’re pregnant or a parent.

So, take a look at these must-dos and design your own #couplegoals before baby comes along:

1. Visit your dream destination
For one last time, organise a vacay with your significant other and treasure your alone time. Kill two birds and use this time to indulge in babymaking activities, too. Once baby comes along, it will be almost impossible to organise an escapade, even for couple of days. Even if you manage to find someone who’s game to tackle babysitting bubba over this period, would you be able to go through with your grand plan and leave him behind? Let’s face it, junior will constantly be at the back of your mind, so you won’t be able to immerse yourself fully in the experience. You might even find yourself calling home several times a day, just to check on how he is doing!

2. Dress up for a fancy date night
Once your kewpie is here, the only dates you can look forward to are late night “get-togethers” at home with him. Why bother to put on something swish when you’re lavishing attention on a slobbery baby that drools all over you? So, make sure to gussy up for date nights with your spouse while you still can. Take pictures of both of you looking fleek and save it for those inevitable spit-covered days when looking at pix of these pre-baby days makes you feel good. Maybe it will motivate you to put on something other than yoga pants.

3. Take loads of pictures
The moment your munchkin arrives, pictures of him will likely take up all your phone’s memory. Who can help it when he looks so adorable all the time? So before that happens, make sure to take loads of pictures of hubby and you. Take those pictures anywhere, anytime! You can be out on a fancy date, doing something silly, or just lazing about in pyjamas at home, but these pictures will become cherished memories in the future. You can even show these candid snaps to your kids when they are older!

Once your kewpie is here, the only dates you can look forward to are late night “get-togethers” at home with him.

4. Go on a movie binge
Stay up with the husband and binge watch all your favourite movies and dramas on Netflix. Of course you can still do this after giving birth, but be prepared for hourly disruptions from a crying baby or a tot who refuses to stay in bed.

5. Stay up the entire night
No, not just to party and drink. Clubbing aside, Singapore offers countless fun late-night activities like scrummy supper spots, LED kite-flying, night cycling, stargazing and many more! Seize this opportunity to connect with your loved one when most people are fast asleep.