Babymoon: it’s a popular buzzword that has been making its rounds on Internet forums and in parenting magazines, especially over the past several years. While this term has historically referred to the first few weeks after the birth of child, the term babymoon in its current popularity revolves around a special vacation taken by partners expecting a child. Vacations are a great opportunity to relax and recharge, but why so much hype over a couple’s vacation?
Having a child is a life-changing experience. For many people, it’s one of the biggest life changes they will ever go through. Not only will you be directly responsible for the well-being of another human, but your relationship with your partner will also change. In the midst of all the planning and preparation that goes into waiting for your new baby’s arrival, consider the following benefits to going on a babymoon:
- Strengthening your bond with your spouse. While bringing your baby home for the first time is a wonderful experience, it is also a brand new experience, complete with its own set of challenges. Now is the time to focus on what makes your current relationship strong. Taking the time to do this now will help reinforce your commitment and resilience as a team once the new addition to your family arrives!
- Taking a break from nesting. Nesting can sometimes be a full-time job in itself! Even taking just a small amount of time to physically get away from the pressures of everyday life will work wonders for your perspective. You will come back feeling rejuvenated with a fresh outlook.
- Enjoying the present. This is an exponentially exciting time in your life, right on the cusp of huge change. Taking the time to enjoy the present with your spouse is absolutely invaluable. Although the sleepless nights and countless days at home will worth it and full of joy, you will want these current memories to cherish.
Surrogacy is a very special journey, one where the lives of more than just two people are changing. While some IPs choose to take a babymoon together before their child’s arrival, other IPs opt to send their surrogate and her partner on a babymoon for time to pamper herself during the pregnancy. While there is no right or wrong decision, the topic of a babymoon is definitely one worth discussing with your partner to decide the right course of action on your surrogacy journey.