Baby Bender

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Giving up dirty martinis and double-shot lattes while pregnant may feel like nine months of Lent, but the real sacrifice begins after baby is born. Pamper yourself before your bundle arrives.

Work out the kinks of carrying with an Earth Mama massage. Side positioning and carefully arranged pillows provide support for bulging second- and third-trimester bellies.

To whip that cluttered junk room into a pristine nursery, make space for baby gear, or help stock up on supplies, call Neat Nellie. Owner (and licensed architect) Loren Reynolds makes organizing less overwhelming.

Eschew drafty hospital-issued robes for a more stylish alternative. Cover Me Chic gowns have pretty pleating and modern prints that ensure you’re picture-perfect even in the delivery room.

Bottoms up.

this week in dallas!

Handy Manny Big Race

What: Zoom over to preview a new episode, decorate license plates, and dance the Pit Stop Hokey Pokey.
Why: Rev little engines.
When: Wed., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., Grapevine (972-724-4900).

Country Critters Easter Egg Hunt
What: Take a hayride, hop over to the petting zoo, and follow clues down the trail to find Peter Rabbit.
Why: Pony rides, a bounce house, and prizes make it eggstra special.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Country Critters Farm, 3709 County Rd. 617, Alvarado (817-477-3060).

Hansel & Gretel

What: A puppet troupe brings the fairy tale to life (ages 4 and up).
Why: So sweet.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 1:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Where: Dallas Children’s Theater at Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St. (214-740-0051).

Photo: Courtesy of Cover Me Chic

Country Critters Farm
3709 County Rd 617
Alvarado, TX 76009
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine, TX 76051
5308 Junius St
Dallas, TX 75214
Rosewood Center for Family Arts
5938 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75231
3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204