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Has anyone taken a "babymoon"? (Kinda like a honeymoon but it's basically one last hoorah before baby is born.) If so, how far along were you and where did you go? Was it worth it or were you just exhausted?
Our anniversary is August 20th. My last day of work before maternity leave is August 17th when I'll be 36 weeks. I figure that'd be a perfect time for DH and I to get away since I don't have any vacation days to use beforehand. We want to go to the same resort in the Poconos that we went to for our honeymoon and first anniversary. It's only a 2 hour drive but my biggest fear is that I'll be to cranky or uncomfortable at 36 weeks to enjoy anything. Right now I feel fine, haven't gained mug weight and all of my gain is in my belly. I'm mostly comfortable throughout the day and have been sleeping great, but I know it can all change.
What would you ladies do? I know it'll be so hard to get away once Jordan is here, which is another reason why we wanted to do go back to the Poconos this year.
Go! Even if you're a bit uncomfortable it will be worth it. You can always hang out in the hotel or pool and have an excuse for dh to give you extra attention! I agree, it's hard to get out once you have kids. Even if you do have help from family/friends for babysitting, it's just not the same. After Jordan is born, you will never again go away with your dh and not have the thoughts of something else..your child(ren)...in the back of your head.
We celebrated our anniversary and had a babymoon back in May. I was in my late second-early third trimester and it wasn't too bad. We went to St. Augustine, FL (2 hours away) and it was a lot of fun. I had to go to the bathroom at every stop we made, but it really was worth it. DH and I spent some great quality time together and just enjoyed this last trip. This weekend we're going on a church retreat and it's also a 2 hours drive away and while I'm definitely more uncomfortable now and I know I won't be able to be on my feet for too long, I'm still looking forward to getting away. I think I'll really be glad I did, even if there's a little discomfort involved.
I'm with the other ladies - go if you can and enjoy it as much as you can!!
I'm glad you're going to go! It's a great idea. We're going away the 16th-17th, but only an hour away to Boston, and it's paid for by DH's work because he has to be in a class all day the 17th. BUT I'm going to enjoy the hotel, pool, and we'll go out to dinner the night before. The 17th is also my birthday
Krissy, mom to three lovely little girls and one sweet little boy LOGAN THOMAS born 8/19/12
If money is no issue then i think you should go!! Our baby moon was actually baby's conception but we counted it since it was Hawaii and we can NOT afford any more trips right now! We went on a babymoon when i was 7 weeks pregnant with DS. It was obviously much sooner so i don't have experience w/being that far along on vacation. I did have nausea but still had a good time
We went to Orlando when I was about 3 months pregnant with my first child. It was great for the first week. Unfortunately during the second week we both got flu and my dh's developed into pnumonia! So that kind of put a damper on things lol.
Awesome! I'm glad your gonna go! I know DH and I wanted to do a babymoon but money has just been to tight to pull off so maybe well see about a small one lol! But I think its a great idea expecially before baby #1!
we went on a family vacation to FL in May when I was about 5 months along, and while I was definitely slower than normal and a bit cranky by the end of the day (it was hot walking around disney) I still was happy we went. We won't be getting a babymoon before baby comes this time around but I'm glad you decided to go
I was 5 months pregnant with our second child when my hubby and I got married, so we went to Las Vegas and eloped/had honeymoon/and babymoon at the same time! It was wonderful! He flew my sister and his best friend out there spur of the moment. It was the best vacation of my life. I think you should go Dani! Its memories you'll have for a lifetime! I can't wait to hear details! *HUGS*