Accept it now: You won't be organizing the closets during your maternity leave. Giving birth is arguably the hardest thing your body will ever do, and you'll need time to recover. Plus, very few newborns nap happily alone for hours.
"You need to let yourself do nothing," says registered nurse Rachelle Bernard, who's also a parent educator with Let Mommy Sleep. She recommends finding a TV series on Netflix to watch while snuggling your newborn. Enjoy resting now, and you'll bounce back a lot faster.