Family

Babymoon

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Has anyone ever heard of a babymoon before? I had read about it on a few blogs and here is wikipedia’s official definition

babymoon: A babymoon is a relaxing vacation taken by couples who are expecting a child. Babymoons are often taken in luxurious locations, as the babymoon is seen as the last vacation that the couple will have alone until their child leaves home when they reach legal age.

In parenthesis is what describes our babymoon this past weekend: A babymoon is a relaxing vacation (overnight at a hotel .. and eating food we don’t have to cut up for others or convince them to eat) taken by couples who are expecting a child. Babymoons are often taken in luxurious locations ( ie….Luverne, MN- 20 minutes away), as the babymoon is seen as the last vacation (until the next child)  that the couple will have alone until their child leaves home when they reach legal age( or is potty trained, and can strap themselves in  a car seat independently and is watched by a very loving, responsible older cousin).

We our little adventure might not be textbook babymoon but it was perfect.  I had really wanted to have an overnight before little one arrives. Knowing the kind of attachment and work a newborn is… it was nice to have a 24 respite away from the kids and alone with Chris.

We went to Luverne, our home away from home. The weekend was set, babysitter booked and off we went.  Lucky enough for me it also coincided with the Luverne City Wide rummage sales.  We drove into town and hit a bunch of them before dinner. Checked into our hotel and drove to dinner at the Bluestem.  (Bonus about doing an overnight close to your house: cuts down wasted time driving, everything is minutes away, you get to try new things that you could easily go back to again. ) Dinner was lovely, quiet, good food, long, uninterrupted, filled with talking and conversation! I totally ordered dessert and didn’t check my blood sugar after dinner:)

Our 2nd thing we really wanted to do was hit their downtown and maybe a few more rummages on Saturday.  The weather was so beautiful and it was just very relaxing not to have a schedule and meander around.  During our morning rummages we even scored the last few items on our baby-to-buy list: infant stroller and carseat, and nursing pillow.  We had flatbread pizza downtown ( a good thing to eat when watching carbs) and then went exploring the blue mound state park.  We will definitely try to bring the kids back to that park to do some hiking and exploring soon.

~The kids had a fabulous time with their cousin! Thanks Maddie!!!!! She took them to different parks, took them out to ice cream, watch a movie, listen to Leeland chat constantly, and played hard for those 24 hours.  I had no worries or concerns what so ever.  You can see by the pictures that they had a pretty amazing time too!