This post is way overdue, but the busyness of motherhood is making me dream of taking a trip out of the city with my husband. Should I feel bad for wanting some me-time with my husband? Of course, leaving little Raffy behind is not an option now, so we will just have to wait. Here’s a throwback to our lovely babymoon – the last time we were able to travel as just husband and wife.
In the seventh month of my pregnancy, we decided to embark on our babymoon. Taking a babymoon is a relatively new thing to do while nesting, and we wanted to do it because it made so much sense. Taking some time off to reconnect and just relax as husband and wife felt like a very important thing to do, plus, I’m glad that we made an effort to do this because plenty of things change after giving birth. We considered the babymoon as our last time for an outing before we became three in the family – a time when we had fewer things to worry about, and that we only had to focus on each other as husband and wife. Those things can sometimes become luxuries when you have a baby to take care of, and when you are adjusting as new parents.
A babymoon does not need to be extravagant. Since we were preparing for our baby’s arrival back then, spending a huge sum of money on an outing is simply impractical. We settled for a dinner buffet in Sonya’s Garden, an overnight stay in Moon Garden Cafe, and some drinks in Bag of Beans before hitting the road. The entire trip, save for gas and toll, just cost us less than PHP 5000. Not bad, eh?
For some, our itinerary may seem boring but I was already seven months pregnant back then, and our purpose for the trip was to have a quiet time reconnecting as husband and wife. For most of our stay, we were just happy to lounge around in Moon Garden’s beautiful cottage and surroundings. It truly is a beautiful place where I got to relax and just stay in the moment of transitioning to be a new mother, with my baby’s every-supportive new dad by our side.
We are able to appreciate the solitude and silence in Moon Garden. The thing is, the place is so isolated, we couldn’t even find the staff needed for checking in. Even though we had trouble finding staff, they were very warm and accommodating. The rooms do not have air-conditioning units, but it didn’t matter at that time because the weather was cool due to constant rains. The hearty breakfast was really homey and filling, and the place in the middle of the pond where we had our breakfast was just heavenly. We would definitely come back here someday for some R&R. My husband booked Moon Garden through private message on their Facebook page, but they can now be booked via Airbnb!
Where did you go on your babymoon? Do you think that going on this type of trip is essential, or just a waste of effort and money? I would love to hear your thoughts!