Couples honeymoon after the wedding, so I think you should babymoon after the baby. Why you ask? Taking a trip when you are huge, peeing yourself, and unable to consume adult beverages, does not sound like a good time to me. Wearing a maternity swimsuit as you grow by the day is not my idea of fun either. Let’s be real!
For nine months you definitely are not yourself, especially toward the end. I was walking around like a bitchy, zombie, milk-machine. It took a good year to return to normal, which was not good for my marriage or myself! Husband had forgotten just how awesome I really was.
After my last baby, my husband and I planned a long weekend to the Bahamas right before I returned back to work. BEST.IDEA.EVER. On the second day, my husband actually looked at me and said, “Now I remember why I married you. You are really FUN!” Gee thanks.
Is there mom guilt for leaving your new baby? Absolutely! However, I was reminded of him every two hours when I had to pump,.. and dump (of course). I am very thankful for my parents, who happily accepted to watch their new grandchild. They actually begged, but didn’t have to beg too hard. Truth be told, I was actually less worried about him being with them than myself. Don’t judge! It was my first kid and I was just getting the hang of this whole parenting thing.
I definitely recommend a babymoon to all new parents, as I am counting down the days to go in a few months! Sunshine, beach cocktails, and without my big belly…. sign me up! During labor I will have James Taylor in my head singing, “OH MEXICO”, and will be thinking of an all-inclusive Mexican vacay. Note: In addition to “finding yourself” again, it’s also great motivation to lose the baby weight quick! Babymoon HERE WE COME!