Post # 1
First off, what the heck is a baby moon and where did it even come from?
I mean I know what a baby moon is. It’s when expectant parents take a vacation during the pregnancy. I just want to know where the terminology even came from. How it all started so that we now all feel pressured to go on one!
So, are YOU going on a baby moon? If so where and when during your pregnancy?
I love the idea of going somewhere beachy and relaxing with my husband before the baby’s arrival. But between buying a new house, renovations, the holidays and oh a baby! I don’t know where the time and money will come from. So unless I see a crazy hotel + airfare deal sometime in the next 3-4 mnths it’s probably not going to happen!
**P.S. I posted in the wrong board can someone relocate to Baby board for me? Thanks!**
Post # 3
We always take a trip for our anniversary, and I should be between 5-6 months at that point, so I’m sure we’ll just use that time as a sort of baby moon. We don’t typically decide where to go until November or so. The first year it was a week at Disney, and last year was a week long cruise.
Post # 4
I guess you could say our honeymoon was also a babymoon. Since I was pregnant when we got married.
Post # 5
If I could get pregnant (fingers crossed) in the next couple months, the trip we have planned at the end of January will be a babymoon!
I’m not sure of the official etymology, but I think it’s like having a honeymoon. You put in all the hard work to pull off a wedding/get pregnant so you reward yourself with a vacation to relax!
Post # 6
I have never even heard of it, and dont know anyone who deliberataly plans a vacation because their pregnant. I know some people who already had the vacation scheduled adn then found out they were pregnant. Considering I will be taking lots of time off when the baby is due, I’m trying not to take any major vacations until then
Post # 7
I’m not pregnant but in the far future when we decide to have babies we will forsure have a babymoon. We vacation 2-3 times per year anyways its something that we love to do. When we have a baby I am sure we wont get to vacation as often, so one last relaxing trip before the baby is born will definitely be necessary.
Post # 8
This thread is not what I expected from the title, and I’m glad. For just a moment, I thought you were talking about my baby (and how you knew that there was a baby when I definitely don’t have any knowledge about it was ANYONE’s guess!). I’m really glad to know that I’m not preggers.
Post # 9
People definitely do it! I’ve known people that plan trips just because they are pregnant, for the purpose of baby moon, and I would be right there with them if we could afford the time off and the financial cost of going somewhere tropical right now! But we can’t, and we usually go away for a weekend in the fall somewhere local (Maine, Vermont, something like that) so we are planning to do that as our baby moon. 🙂
Post # 10
We did a mini babymoon. We also just bought a house that needed fixing up, plus had all the baby expenses, but luckily my dad offered to get us a room at a nice hotel on the beach for a night. I was 37 weeks I think. It was awesome, I highly recommend it! We were able to relax and enjoy each other, something we haven’t been able to do much since the baby’s been born!
We had also gone on a couple of other vacations when I was pregnant, but those were with other people so I don’t think they counted.
Post # 11
hahhaa. Your post cracked me up! 🙂
I can usually find pretty decent hotel/resort deals. It’s the airfare that tips the bowl over!
Maybe we’ll take a quickie weekend getaway to the cabin where we get engaged in February. 🙂 That’s cheap and doable.
Post # 12
We’re doing a babymoon in Cabo San Lucas for a week at the end of October. It’s one last beachy, romantic, relaxing getaway before the chaos sets in 🙂
Post # 13
I wish we had taken a babymoon! I love the idea too, but we were concerned about finances so we opted not to. Now I wish we just charged it and went somewhere relaxing! We won’t be able to go anywhere for awhile now and we love to travel 🙁
Post # 14
I had never heard of a BabyMoon until coming on to these boards. It may be a common practice some places, but no one I know personally has done it. For us it was not an option because I do not have paid maternity leave, so any paid time off needs to go towards that. We were on vacation in Jan when I was pregnant (I didn’t know it then) and that is honestly one week of vacation time and $1500 I would have rather used for the baby.
Post # 15
I would love to take one if and when we get pregnant. I kinda thought our June vacation would be a babymoon but that didn’t happen. We have a week off planned for March 2012 so hopefully that can be a babymoon, even if we just do a long weekend!
Post # 16
I was just barely pregnant when we finally booked our belated honeymoon– (and that early on, we didn’t know what to expect but knew my miscarriage risk was still higher-ish, so we weren’t about to call it a babymoon or plan anything around me being pregnant at that point). Anyway, I was 14-16 wks pregnant when we went to Ireland. I’m glad we did that together before the baby came, and the memories are definitely something I cherish.
But I do wish I had been over the morning sickness by that time– (cue flashback of me running through the restaurant at breakfast– asking the waitress where the closest restroom was– realizing they say WC in Ireland & the poor Polish waitress barely knew English, let alone American lingo– realizing I could find the restroom quicker on my own, praying that I could hold everything down until I got to a toilet– huge sigh of relief when I did make it to a restroom before making a scene in the dining room. And then repeat a few days later.)
If we had planned it as a babymoon, I think we would have opted for me being a little further into the 2nd trimester (somewhere in wks 17-20 would have been better), and maybe some where a little more relaxing or taken things at a more relaxing pace.