Who knew that the phrase babymoon had been around so long!? Not I! I thought it was one of those newfangled hipster/millennial/urban dictionary words.
Definition of babymoon
1: a period of time for parents to spend alone with their new child soon after the child’s birth… many health-care professionals … think new parents should be encouraged to take a “babymoon.” Babymoon is a term that British childbirth educator Sheila Kitzinger coined to describe time alone with your new baby during the early hours and days after the birth.— Ann Douglas, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2002
2: a trip or vacation taken by a couple shortly before the birth of a child. Several factors have helped crest the wave of babymoons. Many people are traveling more and farther than they used to, and it’s now considered fine for most pregnant women to fly until about the 36th week.— Kristin Dizon, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 24 Apr. 2006Up to this point their entire stay in San Francisco had been leisurely, what Webb called a “babymoon”—a last chance to chill before another little one arrives.— Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, 25 June 2012
It’s fun to learn new things. And meet new people! And what fun people they are!
These two decided to do a combination two-year wedding anniversary/babymoon up here to the gorgeous Cliff House in Maine from Maryland to celebrate all the love they already share and the love they’re ready to give!