I spent last week exploring the hustle and bustle of New York city with my husband. We planned this trip as our last pre-baby vacation and really wanted to enjoy our time together and see parts of New York we hadn’t had a chance to see on our last 2 day trip to the Big Apple.
What I discovered is that traveling and being on vacation while pregnant is extremely different than going on vacation while not pregnant. Duh.
Now, I had been working and going to school full time before this vacation, so it’s not a though I’ve been sitting down and doing nothing. My endurance for activity has seemed completely normal up until now, I haven’t had to sit out on anything and I haven’t really had to rest more. I may be in the minority, but I haven’t taken a single nap this pregnancy, despite desperately wanting to pretty much every day at work. There’s something about 2pm at work that just sucks all the life out of me.
All that said, I found that vacation while pregnant isn’t like regular vacation in at least 7 critical ways. What I’m saying is, learn from me grasshoppers.