(Closed) Babymoon tips? What did you feel like doing around week 20?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I still felt kind of terrible at 20 weeks. I threw up all the way to our annual family beach and still have an aversion re: going there again with DD because I associate the drive with severe nausea. I read on the beach, took short walks, and added a few seashells to my collection. I also shopped a bit in town, bought food and a few home decorating items, and prepared some meals at the beach house. 

Post # 17
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Helper bee

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amanda3334455 :  are you in the North America and if so, where did you go? A mountain babymoon sounds right up my alley ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I felt zombie tired/ could barely move/ horrible until 13 weeks, then I felt immense joint pains until around 18 weeks.  I figured the joint pains would just continue to get worse but actually they have let up a lot.  I definitely can’t walk as long or as fast as before I was pregnant and I get tired easier- but I’m actually feeling really good (and I was miserable about the pregnancy up until a few weeks ago).  We are saving vacation time for when the baby is born so no baby moon for us, but we will be visiting relatives on the other side of the country in a week- no worries about it.   

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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HappyCatLady :  I felt fantastic at 20 weeks! We are doing a laid back babymoon over memorial day when I’ll be 33 weeks and I think it will still be fine. We plan on doing some light hiking and general relaxing. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Croatia is beautiful! Split is nice for the beach in Croatia. Also Malta is a beautiful island. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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HappyCatLady :  I’ll add I felt great at 20 weeks and have traveled quite a bit during my both first pregnancy as well as this one (currently 39 weeks!). We went to Hawaii at 33-35 weeks this time. Anyway, I’d recommend the French Alps and then Menton along the Mediterranean. You could do some hiking and then relaxing on the beach. There is also good hiking around Menton, and you wouldn’t have to worry about altitude slowing you down. Menton is east of Nice and just lovely. I’ve been there twice and really like the vibe. Anyway, have fun! I love to travel and havent seen pregnancy (or parenthood) as a reason not to! 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

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HappyCatLady :  DH and I went to Ireland for 2 weeks when I was 26-28 weeks. I had no issues except finding a bathroom when I needed it. I walked a few miles a day (at least) in Dublin. At 20 weeks I don’t see a hiking/camping trip being an issues as long as long as you plan ahead for the bathroom issue.

Post # 24
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Busy bee

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HappyCatLady :  I am currently around 14 weeks pregnant and I travele to the Belgium at 6 weeks. I will be honest, starting the trip was fine. By the end, I was miserable. I was tired, nauseous and felt icky. I have felt that way for the past 8 weeks. Now that I am in the second trimester, it feels like there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I am starting to slowly feel better. I will be 20 weeks around the begging of July too and hoping to plan a babymoon trip for around September (28 weeks). I have no idea how I will feel (hopefully better), but I want to go somewhere relaxing and fun regardless.

I would guess that you will likely feel fine. Maybe not tons of energy, but a laid back vacation with nice weather even if you don’t feel 100% you is gonig to feel better than just sitting at home feeling the same way ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

With my first, we did a glamping/hiking trip around 30 weeks. I got a little winded, but not too bad. With #2, we took a cruise to Alaska when I was 23 weeks. I was fine getting around (I was very careful on my footwear selection), and there was plenty to do…and I got to satisfy every craving on board ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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