Have you heard of these babymoons? People who go on vacation when they are pregnant with their first child to have some last time alone, just the two of them?
I think this is something that people have only been doing for four years tops because I had never heard of such a thing when I was with children.
Now, I realize that I was sicker than most people are, and that being pregnant with multiples is different than being pregnant with one baby and that I don’t know the first thing about being pregnant with one baby.
What kind of lunatic would want to go on vacation when they were pregnant?
When I was 20 weeks I stopped fitting in my Honda Civic and some people get on an airplane and fly to an island? I couldn’t even sit through a movie without peeing seven times, and I don’t know that I could have physically been able to shut the door on an airplane lavatory.
Well, that and all of the barfing.
We flew to Tahiti with a friend (who had not planned on being pregnant on our vacation, but found herself in that predicament anyway) and she was only seven or eight weeks pregnant and the smell (it was a French airline, if you know what I mean) had her puking the whole way there.
It was a seven hour flight from LAX to Papeete.
I felt so bad for her.*
But maybe that is why I didn’t dare step foot on an airplane when I was expecting. I missed Thanksgiving at the beach and a good friend’s wedding because I was too sick to fly in my 18th week.
On the day of Allison’s wedding I felt awful that I couldn’t be there. Then I threw up four times in the grocery store and knew that I had chosen wisely.
I don’t mean to judge. If you went on a babymoon and enjoyed it, I am happy for you. But I am curious how you made it through the flight.
* If you ever want to make Erin vomit be sure and bring up a “pork buffet”. That should do the trick.