Hi Family, Friends & Blog World!
It has been a while, I knoooow!!
Since finding out we were expecting a little nugget, man how we have been on the move. Literally, we have since moved cross country twice in the past year, made an offer on a house sight unseen in a different state & taken on a renovation project that is still not complete with T-Minus 2 weeks till Baby Boosh. To say I am a slight disazz may be a bit of an understatement, but YOLO right!!
Speaking of ‘you only live once’, you may be wondering about my somewhat oxymoron of a blog title. A Staycation + Babymoon combo, SAY WHAT?!?!?
Well moral of the story, this whole Zika virus epidemic has really put a damper on travels not only for expecting moms, but pretty much anybody who may want to conceive in the near-ish future to a tropical paradise (let’s just say I stopped looking at CDC Zika virus updates when I put a kabosh on our Hawaiian Babymoon…& when I say I, what I really mean is my ob/gyn back in CO who laid on a heavy guilt trip & basically told me I was risking the life of my unborn child by going to Hawaii… #EVENaVAYCAYintheUSofA!?!
(Did I also forget to mention that just prior to finding out I was pregnant & before this whole Zika business was even on the radar the hubster & I went on a flashlight-guided bioluminescence tour in a swamp of Puerto Rico… Oh yah, I’m already flippin mom of the year over here and haven’t even given birth yet, ha!)
Soooo circling back around to this staycation /babymoon theory…When Zika threatened my last D.I.N.K oasis getaway (that’s right, Dual Income, No Kids) this girl had to start evaluating her options…that and the whole just moved to Colorado, posted up in a two bedroom apartment, living the ski-bunny lifestyle, no family around…. (but that’s a story for another day =)
Bring the Hawaiian Oasis/ Babymoon dream home = renovate that 23 year-old bathroom we just purchased & make it into our very own everyday getaway. I’m a realist over here people & believe every mom/soon-to-be mom should have her own little escape at home BECAUSE we all know with a newborn you ain’t leaving the casa for long alone anytime soon !! And no I’m not saying everybody’s solution should mean a complete bathroom overhaul, I am just saying every mom should have something nice to enjoy on the regular that does NOT go on a baby registry!
Oh and if Zika truly bit the big one on your babymoon plans, I would still highly recommend you and your baby daddy fance it up one last time at a nice hotel even if that means in your hometown, D.I.N.K style =) And if you are one of those moms judging me right now and rolling your eyeballs thinking I’m living in La La land over here… well La Ti Da =)
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
TO MY VERY OWN WISE MOMMA OF SIX KIDS
FOR ENCOURAGING ME TO TAKE ON WHAT SEEMED LIKE
A KIND OF A CRAZY, NOT NECESSARILY
NECESSARY BATHROOM RENO AT 32 WEEKS….
BECAUSE SHE SAID I DESERVED IT, THANKS MOMMA ❤
I AGREE THAT EVERY MOM DOES!!!
Without further ado, a sneak peak into our Staycation Renovation
At 38 weeks preggo, stay tuned until next week when I am hoping I can share a big reveal of a Master Bath Retreat while baby boy continues to happily bake until his due date! The pinvestigation continues on whether or not a 32 week reno start date is a good idea or not…
June 31st or BUST!