Nothing tests a woman's patience like waiting to go into labor. As your due date draws closer, you're likely very physically uncomfortable and incredibly eager to meet your baby, as well as a little stressed about the huge change that your life is about to undergo. Instead of going stir-crazy while you wait for baby to arrive, you might as well keep yourself busy. There are several things every pregnant should do a week before her due date, and don't worry— they're not all work and no play.
Although 40 weeks seems like a long time to be pregnant, the time manages to fly by given how busy you are and how much you need to do to prepare for your baby's impending arrival. Before you know it, you might find yourself falling behind on everything you want to get done. Every item on your to do list might feel vital, but it's also incredibly important not to overdo it when you've got a bun in the oven. That's why you should focus only on your top priorities, and don't hesitate to enlist a little help when you can.
Here are nine things to check off your list before your baby is born.