I normally hate phrases like ‘babymoon’ but for this week only, I’ve decided to adopt it and exploit it.
“What is a babymoon?” I hear you ask…
Let me explain.It’s basically the last relaxing or romantic holiday you take as a couple before the arrival of your bundle of joy.
In other words, it is the last time your holiday resembles a peaceful or restful with lots of lie ins, afternoon naps, finishing books without being pestered, uninterrupted mealtimes, and (for the Dads) maybe even a hangover or two.
That is until your 20th wedding anniversary when you leave your house in the trust of a teenager and flee to some far flung exotic island to reminisce on all those holidays you took for granted when you were a young couple just starting out together.
For us Mums-to-be, it’s also a time to experience a new ‘beach body’ shape and love the skin you’re in.
So technically, we didn’t set out to book a ‘babymoon’ per se as if you remember back to one of my first blogs, we’d not expected to get pregnant quite so quickly and had already booked our break back in January when invited to a friend’s wedding.
But seeing as I’m 29 weeks pregnant and we are staying in a luxury spa hotel on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, I figured the name was kind of appropriate.
So as they say, “when in Rome”. Or Santorini.
We are staying at the Rocabella Hotel and Spa, Santorini and with infinity pools at each level, spectacular views from any direction, and blazing sunshine all day long, I have to say, this place is pretty magnificent.
Obviously though, following the advice of my midwife, I’m keeping the bump out of the sun (meaning extra large ‘white bits’ this summer), am drinking plenty or mineral water, and am making sure I don’t overheat.
Oh and we’re also taking the advice of all of our friends with kids and getting hours and hours of sleep at night (and in the day)!
Are you planning a babymoon?