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Babymoons: Yay or Nay?

I'm going to argue that a vacation while 5 weeks pregnant does NOT count as a babymoon!

Let’s discuss the babymoon.

“Babymoon!?” you may be thinking. “What the heck is a babymoon?”

A babymoon is kind of like a honeymoon – a big vacation – but it happened before the main event, not afterwards.  A babymoon is an opportunity for expectant parents to escape their everyday lives, be romantic, and enjoy being ‘two’ before they become ‘three’ (or four or five or six).

Did the travel industry just make this up? Well, maybe. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to go on a babymoon! 

Babymoons are usually a bit more relaxing than your typical jam-packed, sightseeing-whirlwind vacation.  Think: a spa experience, a sandy beach, a quiet cabin in the woods.  After all, momma is usually well into her second trimester and isn’t up for tons of action.

When I first mentioned the concept of a babymoon to my husband, he jumped at the excuse to go on vacation.  But as the weeks wore on, the idea seemed less and less appealing.  After all, we have the biggest expense of our live looming and there are only so many dollar bills in our bank account. All the money we’d ‘saved’ for the babymoon really needed to go towards more practical things, like diapers.

We weren’t willing to ditch the idea completely, of course.  In the end, we decided to combine one of my work trips to Miami with a babymoon.  We’ll fly down two days early and spend two night on South Beach; then, I’ll get my work stuff done. This plan isn’t quite as fun as a week-long resort-style vacation, but it’s something, and it fits our needs and lifestyle perfectly.

Are you going on a babymoon?

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