It is important to take time away as a couple before your little bundle of joy arrives into the world. It might be the only time for a while it is just you two. For me it was nice to relax away and be able to spend quality with my husband. My babymoon is a great memory that I look back on very fondly. Unlike a honeymoon where you can drink alcohol and maneuver easily, a babymoon is a little different, but can still be a great vacation. How do you plan for something like that? Here are the best tips to have the perfect babymoon!
Travel sooner than later. It is recommended that the babymoon be before the 3rd trimester. If you end up wanting to take your babymoon during the 3rd trimester, then do a staycation somewhere close by. The ideal time would be during the 2nd trimester, when the nausea has subsided and the bump has popped out.
Keep travel time to a minimum. Don't opt in for a 10+ hour car ride or any long flights or layovers. Sitting for too long isn't good when you are further along in your pregnancy. Opt for a destination that is closer and won't take long to get to.
Pick a relaxing place. It is always fun to be adventurous but pick a destination where you can chill and relax. You want to be able to put those cankles up and just have major zen. It could be a place relaxing and quaint in the mountains or somewhere sunny on the beach. Also, check for a place that has plenty of food options or things to do close by. You don't want any stress when eating for two and trying to get around.
Pack for comfort. If you are going to be doing any walking bring a belly band for support and comfort. Don't forget your maternity pillow. Your body will thank you later. Bring shoes that will be supportive for when you sight-see and slippers for the hotel for relaxing. Grab extra pajamas, you never know, you might want to just cuddle up all day.
Don't forget to bring snacks and water. You never know when you'll have a snack attack. If you go out adventuring bring some snacks with you. Also, pack a reusable water bottle or bring a case of water with you. Staying hydrated is so important especially while your pregnant and sometimes when you're vacationing you can forget.
It is okay to splurge a little. I promise you won't regret spending money on a nice spa day or a romantic dinner with your spouse. Once the baby arrives you won't have much quality time to spend with one another. So it is okay to spend money on yourselves.
Be ready to snap the photos. Capture this exciting and fun memory. Take some picturesque bump photos. Don't be afraid to ask someone nearby to grab a photo of the both of you too. Get some good shots for the scrapbook so you can share them with your little one, one day.
It is okay to stay-in. You don't have to have everything planned. It is completely fine to stay in and put your feet up. Stay in your pj's all day and watch Netflix together. If you don't want to leave your hotel room then don't. My husband and I curled up and watched our favorite movies for the afternoon. It was probably my favorite part.
Soak in your time together. Your world is about to change and the dynamic of your family will never be the same, you are adding a little human to it! Take this time to really spend quality moments together. My husband and I brought some of our favorite board games to play and enjoyed a few short hikes together.
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Kelsey Glynn is a blogger and owner of Social Graces, a business to support others in their social media needs. She is a contributing blog writer for East Valley Moms Blog, a social media content creator, and an avid photo taker. You can catch her adventuring around AZ and living the mom life on Instagram.