Monday, November 1, 2010


According to Wikipedia (which everyone knows should be taken with a heaping helping of salt), a babymoon is "a period of time that parents spend bonding with a recently-born baby" and was "coined in a book 'The Year After Childbirth' by childbirth educator and author Sheila Kitzinger."

Whatever. I've heard it used more recently as describing that last romantic vacation expectant parents take before Baby comes. And that's the way I'm using it here.

When I found out I was pregnant, the S.O. and I decided to plan a trip. We figured if something bad happened, we could go and drown our sorrows with Mai Tais and surfing lessons. And if nothing bad happened, we'd get a much needed and long overdue vacation (minus the Mai Tais and surfing lessons for me).

It turns out 14 weeks is a great time to go on a vacation. I'm not so big that I couldn't do things like hike and play in the surf and I've passed the time of having nausea (although there were a few iffy moments on the airplane on the trip over).

We went to Kauai, Hawaii. It was a first for both of us, and yes, it's beautiful, and yes, we had a great time. With six days of adventure and photos, I don't want to try to cram it all into one blog post. If you're willing to indulge me, I will share photos and memories over the next few days. (November is NaBloPoMo, after all, and I should at least make the attempt.)

Aw, heck. If you're not willing to indulge me, I'm still going to post pictures and talk about my vacation. I'm pregnant and I'm going to do what I want.


  1. Look at that beautiful sky! Don't worry about posting photos over the next few days. I'll love to see them.

  2. What a peaceful, easy photo! I'd love to go there!