I’d heard about a baby-moon way before I got pregnant, and started planning ours almost the same week we found out our peanut was on the way. It was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more.
It’s one of the first things I tell any pregnant friend they need to do. Taking a few days before baby gets here to just relax and clear our minds was the best thing we could have done as first time parents.
Here are a couple reasons I think a baby-moon should be on your list of to-do’s before baby! And it doesn’t have to be fancy. Or it can be as fancy as fancy gets…whatever will relax you, mama!
Five Reasons To Take A Baby-Moon
#1. It’s however many days you choose, when you don’t think about anything baby related that has stressed you out for the past however many months. For us, it was four days to focus on nothing but each other…and let’s be honest, food. Ok maybe that was mostly me, but still. We didn’t worry about the giant list of things we needed to get done when we got home, we just marveled at the little human constantly moving around in my belly. We talked about the really fun things to come about being parents. How we’d handle certain things, or how we thought we would. We soaked up the last couple days as just us.
#2. Do pregnant women really need an excuse to leave the house to eat a bunch of food? Be real. Everyone loves vacations because you get to eat what you want when you want. We had a really great italian restaurant inside the resort we stayed at, and we ate there twice.
#3. Location matters. Get out of the house. This isn’t a “stay-cation”, it’s a vacation. I picked the west coast of Florida on the beach because I love the beach. And my husband who loves me, so even though he doesn’t love the beach, he took me there. Even if you can’t travel far, pick a hotel or a b & b close by that you love. Maybe you have a relative who has a great lake house. You’re pregnant…no one says no to the pregnant lady.
#4. You need time with just the two of you. Not speaking from any kind of experience when it comes to how things go when the child actually arrives, but it’s safe to say that for a while, time with just your husband is going to be at a minimum. There’s diapers to change, a human to feed, and before you know it, the day is gone and over. Soaking up some sweet time with your man can do wonders!
#5. It’s ok to do you, before the baby gets here.
Taking a baby-moon gave me a little piece of mind before my whole world was turned upside down. It gave me five seconds to breathe, and take in all the joy that was to come.