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5 weekend babymoon ideas to relax before baby arrives

The excitement is overflowing when you find out that you are pregnant. You are elated and on cloud nine. But before you know it, your baby’s due date will roll around, so you’ll want to have one last kid-free getaway with your partner. These trips are normally referred to as “babymoons.” Very similar to a honeymoon when you get married, the thought behind it is to have some special one-on-one time together before you have a new addition to the family. If you don’t have time to plan a week-long vacation, here are some fun weekend babymoon ideas that you’re sure to enjoy.

Quick beach getaway

There is nothing like the fresh air that comes with lying on the beach, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the lull of the ocean waves. Having your toes in the water as you sip on a mocktail is heaven to a pregnant mom. So, pack up your favorite swimwear and take a trip to a nearby beach where you can enjoy the cool water and explore a quaint beach town in the evenings. You can relax and recharge while working on those sandcastle skills that you will surely need down the road.

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Fun road trip

Who doesn’t love a good road trip? It’s so much fun to pack up the car and see where the road takes you. Find a town that you both would love to explore, and take the scenic route to get there. Then, when you do get into town, you can check out the local museums and fun things to do there. You might come across cute little boutiques, a mom-and-pop ice cream shop, or perhaps a toy store to pick out something for your new arrival.

City trip

Hanging out in the city and checking out all of the sights and sounds is always enjoyable, too. There are so many museums, gigantic buildings, and plenty of people watching to do. Not to mention, cities are known for wonderful restaurants, and the food will be even tastier when you are eating for two. Plus, think of all the fun baby boutiques that you can check out to find some really adorable stuff for your bundle of joy. When the day is over, retire to a lovely hotel room and relax in a comfortable bed, turn on that huge television, and drift off to sleep with a cozy comforter.

Nature getaway

If you’re a fan of Mother Nature, a getaway to the woods or mountains is just the ticket. Rent a sweet little cabin fit with a fireplace so that you and your love can snuggle by the fire. There are plenty of activities to participate in. You can take an easy hike or take part in some nature watching, fishing, or even just resting comfortably inside the cabin, kicking back and relaxing. It’s a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Plus, since you’ll be in a quiet place away from it all, you’ll have a true chance to connect with your partner and savor each other’s company.

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Spa getaway

How nice would it be for you and your significant other to embark on a wonderfully relaxing spa vacation? Many spas offer amazing prenatal massages that are specifically created to soothe away the aches and pains of pregnancy. While you’re at it, add in a facial and a manicure and pedicure. You deserve to be pampered before those sleepless nights and midnight feedings arrive. Whether you book a spa getaway at a full-service resort or simply book a quaint AirBnB and visit a day spa, you won’t regret taking some much-needed time for yourself.

A babymoon should be fun and exciting, but also relaxing and restful as well. Just remember not to overdo it, as you are pregnant, and you’ll want to know your limits on what you can and can’t do. It will be so much fun to enjoy this time together before your little one arrives and your family expands. Even short weekend babymoons can be a trip to remember, so don’t let a lack of vacation days stop you from making those reservations. Be sure to take pictures on your trip, too. You’ll want to cherish these memories for a long time and eventually, show baby photos of such an important piece of you and your partner’s love story.

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