Babymoon: a vacation taken by a couple either soon before, or soon after, the birth of their baby, like the honeymoon which follows a wedding. The concept was first popularized in the 1990s as a period of time that parents spend bonding with a recently born baby. In the 2000s, it also described a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby, in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the baby is born. (thanks wiki)
I have been planning an extravagant babymoon since before we were even pregnant. It seems silly now, I know, but it’s one of the things I have looked forward to for a long time – a perfect excuse for a fun vacation! I really wanted it to be amazing, so I picked up extra shifts at work to budget for it. I picked up a LOT of extra shifts. I stacked up quite the babymoon budget. Everything was set: time off approved (2 WEEKS for both of us at the end of January!), hotels booked, itinerary arranged.
When we realized we would have to cancel the much-anticipated babymoon, I was pretty disappointed. I tried hard not to be, but I was. So when we ended up having 2 days in Denver before the surgery, Nate decided to make it a mini-babymoon and splurge. We did have to go to the hospital for a few hours each day, but we still had a blast.