Bienvenidos a Babymoon

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We’re going to Miami!  We’re going to Miami! We’re going to Miami!  Wahoooooooooooo! 


Our last beach trip.


I’m pretty excited for a little beach action and for our babymoon.  We both have roots in Miami (I lived there for 18 years, and the Husband did some college at UM), so we’re pumped to see some old friends, too.


One of my favorite things is when you’re getting ready to leave for a warm vacation, and it’s cold in your current city.  Makes it so much sweeter, right?  It poured and thundered all night long, and now it’s dreary and chilly in Charlotte.  I checked the Miami forecast and saw that the temps are closer to 85.  Bring on the sweat!  And speaking of high temperatures, I had the hardest time packing last night.  Six months pregnant and almost none of my warm weather clothing fits – I was rather surprised (don’t laugh!) because most of my shorts and summer tanks are loose… or were loose once upon a time.  After a frustrating hour, I just started to toss items in my suitcase randomly.  Let’s hope I ended up with something to cover my butt on the beach.




I made DadHTP and the Husband Spinach and Goat Cheese Cornbread, but subbed out the spinach for chopped broccoli.  Very tasty, indeed.


Other mommas and mommas-to-be:  Did you go on a babymoon?  Yes, I realize that babymoons are a completely made-up concept by the travel industry, but I’m always down for an excuse to go on vacation.  You didn’t have to tell us about the babymoon twice!



  • Kamaile March 3, 2012, 9:31 am

    Have a wonderful time with your toes in the sand!

  • Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third March 3, 2012, 9:47 am

    My husband and I aren’t expecting any kids anytime soon, but we have already planned out our babymoon! Hahah I think it’s such a great idea… can’t wait to read all about yours! 🙂

  • Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 3, 2012, 10:01 am

    I love packing for warmer weather too! I’ll be doing that in a week because I’m going home to Texas 🙂 Have fun!!

  • Wendy March 3, 2012, 10:16 am

    I had babies when the babymoon was a very new concept. However, we did go stay at the B&B where we spent our wedding night when I was about 7 months pregnant with my first (who will be SEVEN in March – how’d that happen?!?). It was a wonderful little get away, even though it was on that trip she decided to wedge herself under my ribcage and not remove herself until her birth day! OUCH!

    Enjoy your beach vacation!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery March 3, 2012, 10:18 am

    Have a great time!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb March 3, 2012, 10:25 am

    6 months pregnant in warm weather sounds like the perfect excuse for comfy, flowy sundresses!! target has some great (affordable) ones!

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) March 3, 2012, 10:32 am

    Well, we’re expecting our 7th child….and we’ll head to China to bring home #’s 5 and 6…so is 3 weeks in China our babymoon? Except that we’re adding children on that trip! Honestly, with our budget so tight THIS is the only trip this year outside of weekend getaways…in fact today is our first date in 3 months!

  • Amber March 3, 2012, 10:34 am

    We had an accidental babymoon. I planned a trip to Fiji in December and we found out 10 days later that we would be pregnant on the trip. It was an early babymoon (9 wks) but it was awesome!

  • Erin March 3, 2012, 10:34 am

    what if you really WANT to get dressed up and put on makeup etc on this babymoon? like really really WANT to?!

    just curious! since you seem to be all about living life in moderation, with no deprivation.

    i’m sure the naked face project means more to you than one night, i guess, but i’d be very, very tempted! and it’s miami! and a celebration! (not that you need makeup and nice clothes to celebrate… but sometimes that’s what we really WANT to do!)

    just wondering your thoughts!

  • sara March 3, 2012, 10:42 am

    Congrats on your trip Caitlin! Even if babymoons are made up by the travel industry, its still a great idea to enjoy some downtime before the baby gets there…I don’t speak from experience of course, but it seems like a fantastic way to go! 😉

  • Danielle March 3, 2012, 10:44 am

    How exciting…have a wonderful time and enjoy the sun! It’s dreary here in NJ too…what I would give for some rays right about now!

  • JenRD March 3, 2012, 11:03 am

    Yes, we went on a weekend trip to visit friends in Toronto during the summer, when I was 34 weeks pregnant. It was great to get away! The worst part was waiting in line for security at the airport on the way back, because it took a loooooong time, and my belly felt really heavy. Othewrwise a fantastic time.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 3, 2012, 11:06 am

    I didn’t know there was such thing as a babymoon when I was pregnant. Enjoy yours! I want to be at the beach so badly right now reading a book and relaxing. That will happen this year! Have a safe trip!

  • Anne Weber-Falk March 3, 2012, 11:11 am

    I don’t get the whole “pushing gift” and “babymoon” thing. While it would be nice to get away with my wonderful man I figure that we have had each other to ourselves for a while now. And the gift, well I figure the best gift out there after all that pushing is the baby. I hope you have a wonderful time on your babymoon though. You both have been working so hard and to get away to a nice place to relax will be good. Enjoy!

  • emily March 3, 2012, 11:18 am

    Eeeeee, you’re going to have so much fun! And I don’t know how long it’s been since you’ve been back, but Miami has Whole Foods and self-serve froyo now 🙂

  • Regina March 3, 2012, 11:25 am

    We had a cruise booked before we found out we were preggo so when we went on it we were 8 weeks pregnant, if that counts. We also are traveling at about 7 months preggo to Texas for one of our baby showers (hubby’s side) but we still are planning on doing a weekend getaway nearby for some rest and relaxation that would be our “babymoon” before baby comes. One last trip before we become a family of 3 🙂

  • Jessica @ MyKindnessCounts March 3, 2012, 11:33 am

    I hope you guys have fun!! It’s so dreary and wet here in CT. I have no baby in the oven, but I’d take a babymoon any day, anyways! 😀

  • Sarah@WilliamsburgBaby March 3, 2012, 11:34 am

    I kind of hate the word, but yes, in three weeks we are going camping/sailing in the virgin islands. We’ll be on are own for part of the trip, and with sister/brother-in-laws for the rest. When we booked it I was a bit nervous about doing a more adventurous trip at 20 weeks (even though that was also half he point), but now that it’s almost here and I’m feeling good, I’m getting excited. The place we are camping actually has cabins with electricity and yoga, so it’s not too too rustic, though I will be stocking up on the deet free mosquito repellant and sunblock and trying to stay as hydrated as possible. It’s an indulgence, but it’s the sort of trip that would be harder with a new baby (even if my husband’s family have all been “sailing” at about 3 weeks old and up and insist that anyone who thinks that’s extreme is “neurotic.”)

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 3, 2012, 11:56 am

    Oooooh have so MUCH fun! SOak up some rays for me too -k?! 🙂

    I think babymoons are an awesome idea–might as well have some fun with the husband before things get a tad bit crazier!

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 3, 2012, 12:23 pm

    Haha, I love this line: “Let’s hope I ended up with something to cover my butt on the beach.” Have a wonderful time!! 85* sounds fabulous 🙂

  • Tanya March 3, 2012, 12:27 pm

    I’ve never even heard of a babymoon before. But I think it sounds like a fabulous idea!
    We did go on a long backpacking trip prior to getting pregnant the first time, figuring we wouldn’t be doing that pregnant or with a newborn!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 3, 2012, 12:37 pm

    My friend went on a babymoon in December around their 1 year wedding anniversary in St. Augustine! It was perfect because they were living in Orlando at the time and she was 7 months pregnant, so the drive was easier and it was less expensive.

  • Amy March 3, 2012, 12:56 pm

    We’re going at the end of March when I’ll be 20 weeks, but it’s more of a birthday trip than a babymoon. Still, I think it’ll be helpful psychologically to have a fun trip to remember when I’m in my last few months of pregnancy/first few weeks of parenthood!

  • Rebecca March 3, 2012, 1:19 pm

    My mom, sister, and neighbor left for Florida (the Jacksonville/Orlando area) last night. It’s been snowing and stuff here lately. It’s supposed to rain on them their first couple of days, but at least they’ll be warmer I guess.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 3, 2012, 1:33 pm

    Soooo exciting!!!!

  • Morgan March 3, 2012, 1:49 pm

    Have fun! We babymooned in Clearwater Beach and it was great!

    This is random ( and weird? ) but since you’re doing the Naked Face Project, are you not shaving your armpits or bikini line for your trip?

  • Cat March 3, 2012, 1:52 pm

    I don’t think babymoon’s are propagated by the travel industry at all! At least, I’ve never seen an advertisement with that as the angle. The only reason I know about the concept is from people I know taking them and it seems fun to me!

  • Katheryn March 3, 2012, 2:07 pm

    We never planned a babymoon, but it ended up happening anyway. Before my first we took a few beach trips and one big international trip. Before my second we went with our friends to the Cook Islands. We had our first with us, but it was still a great trip. I’m 31 weeks with #3, and we took a trip to some beaches with the kids and will be going away for another long weekend in another 4 weeks.

    Have fun in Miami!

  • Amber K March 3, 2012, 2:48 pm

    I would never have thought to do so, but I’m hearing more and more about them and it sounds like a great idea. Have a great time!

  • Moni'sMeals March 3, 2012, 3:02 pm

    woo-hoo! You will have a blast…enjoy it! 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 3, 2012, 4:24 pm

    Enjoy your babymoon!!

  • Ali March 3, 2012, 5:29 pm

    YES we went on a lot of them!!!! Very important 🙂

  • Nikole March 3, 2012, 5:41 pm

    We leave tomorrow for Phoenix and it is good timing because we are finally starting to get chilly weather here in the midwest. My husband thinks a babymoon is silly but when I offered to go to a couple of Cubs spring training games in exchange for staying at a fancy hotel with lots of beautiful pools he was sold.

    I bought one pair of maternity shorts on the clearance rack and going to rely on dresses for the rest. I don’t want to buy anything summery since I am due in mid-May.

    Have fun on your trip!

  • Angie All The Way March 3, 2012, 7:03 pm

    Yes we did and it was Orlando actually! I remember I was 25-26 weeks preggo and wanted to hit up the beach and I tweeted you asking of we went to Clearwater, would I be surrounded by string bikinis lol

    We never went on a honeymoon and I have to say I love love LOVED our babymoon. It actually was a bit of a bonding trip for us and something I will always look back on fondly. We did the whole Disney scene and kept people watching the families with their little ones and kept talking about when we go back in a few years with an excited 7 year old 🙂

  • Katie March 3, 2012, 8:11 pm

    Good for you! I’m on my first “weekend getaway” with a significant other, and I think a babymoon is important, even if it is made up!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 3, 2012, 11:51 pm

    Wow that cornbread looks delicious! I should try to make that…

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) March 4, 2012, 7:09 am

    Have a great time! Yes – we went on a babymoon (we combined it w/ our 5 year anniversary getaway just a few weeks ago!) and it was awesome. We just traveled 3 hours to Austin, so nothing elaborate, but it was so nice getting out of town and relaxing!

  • March 4, 2012, 7:36 am

    cheers for you! it is a made up silly thing but completely necessary! as everyone says – once that baby comes you won’t have a lot of time just you and the hubby. its true though. cherish it!!!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 4, 2012, 7:46 am

    You’re so lucky you get to escape the cold for a bit! Have a great time. 😀

  • Linz @ Itz Linz March 4, 2012, 9:27 am

    Have so much fun! You deserve it! I’ve never heard of a babymoon but when I get preggo, I am definitely taking one!

  • Steph March 4, 2012, 1:44 pm

    Hi! Hope you guys have a great time! Are you going to post how you feel about the naked project while on vacation? i would think you’d be at least a little self-conscious in a swim suit when you haven’t shaved anything lately. Would love to hear your thoughts! 🙂

  • Laura @ She Eats Well March 4, 2012, 3:13 pm

    Enjoy the sunshine on your babymoon. I think it’s great you are taking some time away for fun and relaxation- live it up!

  • trang March 4, 2012, 3:17 pm

    have a great trip! a trip with toe in the sand sounds like heaven right now.

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