For those of you who haven't ever heard the phrase "Baby Moon" before... it the last vacation a couple takes before their family of 2 becomes a family of 3.
I had my heart set on taking a baby moon, but had been so sick up until a few weeks before that we weren't sure if we were going to be able to go. I really wanted a nice, stress free trip to the beach before baby came and our trips became all about hauling baby equipment around and life-size cartoon characters. Not that I don't look forward to traveling with our little babe eventually. :)
Anyway... the flight to Fort Lauderdale (by myself... Jason was already there for a conference) was smooth. Thank goodness! I was so nervous about the possibility of getting sick on the plane. Thank you Zofran! Once landing, I met up with Jason and our friends, Mona and David, for a fun day at the beach.
|Virgin Pina Colada|
The next morning we had the best breakfast I've ever had... french toast and ham at The Floridean. Prior to the trip, my "morning" sickness had caused me to have a limited appetite. That all changed the week of the trip. I became a bottomless pit!
|I devoured all but 2 pieces of the french toast!|
After breakfast, we headed to Miami for the rest of our trip. Jason found us an awesome condo on 1st Street in South Beach for less than $150 a night. That is unheard of in Miami... the Hilton hotel that the condo was in charged over $300 a night. My husband is awesome at finding vacation deals!
|View from our condo in South Beach.|
We had a great time in Miami, with near perfect weather, but honestly, it isn't a place I would want to come back. Traffic was horrendous! It took us an hour to drive 10 miles away. The city wasn't as upscale or clean as I imagined it would be... neither were the people. Plus... it was too hot to walk anywhere, so you had to drive or pay for a cab. We spent most of our time on the beach... which was fabulous! I totally rocked the bikini, since currently I am all belly. It's actually really cute. I do have some baby bump pics on the beach, but I'm not brave enough to let those go public. :)
|Our last night in Miami, taken on the beach, minutes before a nasty storm rolled in.|
|Baby Bump - 21 weeks. How cute is this cover-up?!|
We did take an afternoon/evening and drive down to the Keys. We were on a mission for Key Lime Pie and found some at a great beach side fishers market and restaurant in Islamorada.
|Driving to the Keys... water on both sides of the road.|
We are lucky to have great friends, who kept Lucie for us while we were gone. Here is a cute pic of Lucie and Willy on their way to the dog park. Something tells me she didn't miss us too much!Now that this vacation is over, I can't help but start thinking about the next vacation sometime next summer or fall. Hmmmm... where to take a 6-9 month old????