a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.“on the eve of my third trimester, we boarded a plane for a week-long babymoon among the quiet canals of Amsterdam”
This time last year Zach and I both took a couple of days off to go on a babymoon! …I had never heard of such a thing but it seemed like a really great idea (thanks, Pinterest!). We had both been so busy with work throughout the entire whirlwind pregnancy that I thought it would be nice to take a few days to unwind with just each other before we welcomed our new son in less than a month.
We searched for a few days, looking at Airbnb, VBRO, etc., trying to decide exactly where we wanted to go… Not too far, in case baby decided to make an early entrance, but not too close. We still wanted to feel like we were “getting away”. We finally decided on the eastern shore and Zach found us the most perfect place in North Beach, Maryland!
The Seahorse Cottage
How cute is it?!
Owned by a local artist, the Seahorse Cottage was built in the 1930’s when North Beach was a booming little beach town for Washingtonians. Its heyday is now just a memory with the crowds seeking the shores of Delaware and Ocean City instead. But the result? A quiet and charming bay-side town, complete with its own old fashioned candy shop, delicious coffee shop/bakery, and a 25 cent-a-ride trolley to take you up and down the avenue.
North Beach made for the perfect babymoon in solitude that we were hoping for.
A fun little fact: The area near North Beach frequently makes the papers because the cliffs along the shore often produce pristine megalodon fossils! We didn’t find any fossils but the cliffs were beautiful and we spent the first evening walking along the shore.
That little slice of seclusion was the perfect getaway to help us recharge and refocus before baby Levi’s arrival.
Did you take a babymoon? Why or why not? I’d love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below!