BABYMOON DESTINATION: HAWAII
WHAT IS A BABYMOON, YOU ASK?
It’s that one trip you take before the baby comes and turns your life around! It’s usually a little before the “no-more-travel” mark and you go and enjoy yourself to the fullest! From traveling with morning sickness to turning into a lobster, I still managed to have the most beautiful trip with Kyle while Oliver was peacefully cooking in my tummy.
We decided to go to Hawaii! I had never been and Kyle was so excited to make me discover it! We went to Honolulu and Maui. Maui was my favourite as it is less touristy and you really get the island experience. Exactly what I needed and I would highly recommend it! Despite my constant morning sickness throughout my pregnancy, I was impressed with how much we were able to see and do.
Kyle had planned it all. When we landed in Maui, I remember the big “Aloha” sign at the airport and there was a car waiting for us with a special lei for me. If you call your hotel in advance, they can set it up for you! In Hawaii, it is considered impolite to give a closed lei to a pregnant woman, bad luck for the unborn child so it was open and beautiful. I felt like a princess.
We arrived at the hotel, we stayed at the Four Seasons and the setting was stunning. The bedroom was breathtaking, they had laid flowers on the bed and there was an insane view. I couldn’t believe my eyes and was so grateful for how Kyle made this so special for me, for us.
We went by the pool, where I turned as red as my bathing suit (this photo of me was captured before I turned into a lobster) and figured I probably should stay in the shade for the rest of the day. We just lounged, ate, had fun, slept, cuddled and just enjoyed the breathtaking sights of Maui.
The Babymoon is really that time that I had to myself with Kyle knowing our lives would never be the same. I was about to be six months pregnant and I thought I had sort of an idea of what it meant to bring a child to the world and what would my life look like. Now that I look back, I certainly didn’t have a clue.
It is much better and crazier than I ever imagined. I love this quote:
“Being a mother is learning about strengths that you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears that you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten
A CENTERING AND GROUNDING EXPERIENCE
The ocean was right by our hotel and snorkelling was on the menu! My father and I used to swim in Spain and go pick sea urchins. He’d open them up on a little rock and we’d just eat them! Despite my two parents and Kyle being extremely comfortable in the ocean, I’m not there yet, but Kyle and I went for it. I realized that the water wasn’t as calm as I wanted it to be…there were a bit of rocks, lots of fish and my big tummy was taking all of my view. Listen, if you’d ask me what my comfort zone with snorkelling would be…I’d just say that I want to look at the beautiful sand and I’d still find something super interesting to look at! Fortunately, he pushed me to go for it and we saw gorgeous huge sea turtles.
Once I was breathing and calming my mind, it became very surreal, the music of the ocean, the current carrying me, and Oliver in my belly. I could feel him move and my heart was full and emotional. All this to say, this is exactly what a babymoon is for! You’ll want to experience something new and find a time for yourself that is nurturing & peaceful. It was truly centering and grounding. Now looking back, as a mother, I’m so grateful we took that magical time away as a couple.
And as if that wasn’t enough adventure for a pregnant girl, Kyle desperately wanted to have me experience a helicopter ride! I had never been in a helicopter and I’m not quite sure if I was more nervous about not being able to pee for a whole hour or just flying in a helicopter. It turned out beautifully, Hawaii is splendid! I absolutely recommend to do it if you can! Here are some pictures in place of the words that I cannot find.
Kyle and I enjoyed the rest of our trip with romantic dinners and lots of rest. Sleep deprivation is real! Now, we’re a family of three and we would love to bring Oliver to Hawaii at some point. I mean technically, he’s already been there!
If this is something you’re considering or never heard about before, pick your babymoon destination and go ahead and have fun!