We decided to go on a babymoon for a long weekend. Earlier in the pregnancy we went on a big trip to Hawaii so we just needed a little local getaway now. The goal was to be within a few hours of home and the hospital (just in case!) and to have access to a pool/water. There were a bunch of contenders, but ultimately we ended up picking Long Branch on the Jersey Shore. It’s no surprise really that we chose the beach! We stayed on a resort right on the beach which was awesome.
Just in case, we did decide to bring a few hospital essentials with us on the trip. This was a big reality check as I packed this stuff. Meeting our baby is definitely getting closer!
Midwife note: Be sure to clear any trips in the third trimester with your care provider! Some providers don’t recommend travel after a certain gestational age, even by car.
The goal of the trip was just to relax and spend some extra time together before baby comes. We ate good food, walked on the boardwalk, swam in the pool and the ocean, ate ice cream and even went antiquing a little on Sunday since it was raining. I even went for two runs on the boardwalk which was lovely! I love running near the beach. On the last day, we even splurged on massages which was really nice.
It’s crazy to think that this was our last little trip together before we become parents. I can’t believe how close it’s getting now!
I’m all about photos and documenting important times in our lives. I actually love being photographed (most of the time). Fred and I have some really special photos to document our lives and maternity was no exception!
We took our maternity pictures in June on the beach around 32 weeks. Since we love the beach so much, it was fitting that we went to Jacob Riis to do the pictures. I am so happy how they turned out!
The photographer is Lauren Colchamiro and she does all kinds of photography. We plan to use her for our family newborn pictures as well. Her link is also on my resource page.
A pregnant midwife living and working in New York City