Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mexican Baby Moon at 21 weeks

We're back! Baby Moon was great! We had been throwing around different options for months but Chicken's project kept getting either delayed or extended and messing up our travel plans.

Finally, as the pregnancy progressed I admitted that what I really wanted to do was something we've not done before and probably won't be doing again. Not that's there's anything wrong with it--just that we're not those kind of travelers. We have no desire to go on a cruise, but we we went to what amounts to basically a cruise on land--an All Inclusive beach vacation!

Plus, I have always, always, always wanted to go to the beach pregnant in a bikini. Always.

I'd been seeing tons of last minute specials and we both agreed it sounded perfect for what we needed right now. Chicken works 12-14 hour days and often puts in a good 8-12 hours over the weekends as well. She hadn't had a proper vacation since we went to Cabo San Lucas for New Year's last year (which was also a last minute decision based on "fuck it's Christmas and I'm not pregnant again, let's get the hell out of here) and we knew this was our last chance as a couple to have this opportunity.

I will admit that going to Mexico so soon after the scare that we've named Poopfest 2009 gave me cause for concern. But I am happy to report that all went well and we did not have a repeat of Poopfest 2009.

So last Friday we hopped on a flight to Cancun, then had a 2 hour drive south to a resort near Tulum, Mexico.
Our general itinerary was:
  • Breakfast
  • Beach
  • Reading
  • Swimming/Snorkeling
  • Reading
  • Lunch
  • Back to the Beach
  • Reading
  • Swimming/Kayaking
  • Reading
  • Beach Walk
  • Shower
  • Pre-Dinner drinks (Cappuccino for Chicken and Limonada for me--we're crazy!!)
  • Dinner
  • Sit on the beach looking at the stars
  • Reading in bed with hands on stomach feeling the babies kick
  • Snuggling*
  • Sleep
Seriously, we did NOTHING else. We did not participate in any activities nor did we take any 'excursions'. We could care less about the cheesy nighttime cabaret/entertainment, etc. plus we don't drink.
We did take a collectivo one night to Playa del Carmen. Three years ago we were diving in the Bay Islands of Honduras and met this lovely Spanish dive instructor. She now lives in PDC, so we couldn't pass up a chance to have dinner with her when we were so close (about 30 mintues). But that is the only time we left the property until it was time to go back to the airport!

I had an "Oh Shit" moment when I put on my bikini bottoms and....well I hadn't worn them since August, but they tie on the sides and how hard can it be to loosen the side ties? Not hard at all, that part was easy...but things on my body have...shifted? And so no matter what I did, I felt like I was either flashing someone my plumber's crack or a bit of pube. The distressing thing is that I cannot see my vagina anymore which means I cannot shave my own damn forest!! No one told me this would happen?!? Chicken got out the razor and worked some magic until I was no longer flashing any hairy bits!

Wearing a bikini bottom after gaining this much weight was a test for me. I've never before felt my upper thighs touch while walking and I know that my thighs and butt are bigger than they have ever been. People stared at me on the beach and I just kept reminding myself that I have a big belly now and that's what they are looking at, not my thighs or ass. It took me awhile, but I just keep telling myself that these fat deposits are future food storage for these babies and that's all that matters right now. I've got body issues. I know.

I will say as someone who is used to taking 24 plane rides, that I didn't think much of booking a ticket to Mexico for a 3-4 hour flight. However, I have never been pregnant with twins before!
I didn't really calculate how the taxi ride + waiting in the airport + the plane ride + the ride to the resort would add up (about 8-9 hours!) and it really wore me out. The night we arrived I had cankles for the first time ever. Not pretty nor pleasant. On the way back to the US, we were upgraded to Business, so it was much better, but I still just couldn't ever really get comfortable.
I would have loved to be able to take this trip a few weeks prior--but Chicken's schedule wouldn't allow. Overall, we made it and it was extremely relaxing for both of us.

Enjoy the pics!

My view these days...I swear I'm wearing bikini bottoms!!
Bikini Baby Mama!
Hanging out at the swing bar with a limonada
Future Mommies to Be
Chilling on the Beach with my Big Ole Belly o' Twins


Gayby Rabies said...

Oh dear...shaving assistance! One of the joys of pregnancy that nobody ever tells you about. I'm glad you had a good time, your pictures are so cute!

Anonymous said...

What a great sounding vacation. Jealous! You look absolutely wonderful in your bikini shots. Adorable mama-to-be - that's why people were looking.

I have also requested assistance with personal grooming. Another bonus of same-sex partners! I'm also having trouble with the urine sample at the doctor's office. Hahahaha!

N said...

Seeing the pictures, trust me, it was your belly they were looking at. You look fantastic!

So glad you guys were able to get away and have a relaxing vacation. :D

AdventuresInBabyMaking said...

You guys are way too adorable. I love that you did nothing but lay on the beach. We're always on the run on vacation, and that's great, but there's something to be said for having no plan, and nothing to accomplish. Sounds heavenly.

Last vacation as just the two you... bittersweet, I imagine.

Tiffany said...

Issues or not, you look amazing! I only have one munchkin in there and I wish I looked as good as you do. I can barely see my feet anymore, let alone my va-jayjay but Tiff has been helpful in a shave or two! :) Partners are great for just that sort of thing.

Laurie said...

Wow... you look incredible!!!!

Keely said...

I already said this, but you look awesome, and if an all-inclusive beach resort is what you need to relax, good for you for doing it. You guys are so good together...

nutella said...

How cute are you?? Strawberry had to help me with my "garden" when I was preggo. Somehow I couldn't face a professional bikini waxing.

Sounds like a great trip!

Rachel said...

You look incredible! I'm so glad that you found time for a relaxing baby-moon.

Mina said...

You look absolutely *fabulous*! I think pregnant women in bikinies are the cutest things to see =)

I'm glad you had a wonderful time! It all sounds sooo heavenly~

Meredith said...

Holy hot mama in an itty bitty bikini! Glad to see you had a fabulous and relaxing baby moon. A spouse willing to help with *grooming*? Priceless!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely last pre-babies vacation! Those pics a fabulous!

Two Moms, Two Monkeys said...

You look amazing! So glad you did this now, you will be so happy you took this vacation... wish we had done the same. For now, I am happy if we can go to Target alone! As for the grooming, done that too! I needed help with my shoes by 22 weeks! I love your twin belly in a bikini! I'm so happy for you... really, so so happy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reason to smile today, i needed it. No poopapaloza 2009? Nice!

I'm so happy you two had a chance to get away before the baby poo hits the fan. What a great memory.

You look fucking hot mama! A MILF if I ever saw one. I'm glad you are embracing that gorgeous baby belly. it's really lovely.

Welcome back to reality lady.

Hanen said...

You look fab! And, more important, really relaxed. But I hear what you are saying on the body issues - it is a bit of a shock to the system to change sizes after getting used to your adult body. Sounds like the perfect babymoon.

anofferingoflove said...

damn woman, you are a rockstar sporting that bikini!! you look amazing and the trip sounds wonderfully relaxing.

tireegal68 said...

wow - you are one hot mama and that's why they were staring! You both look so cute and ready to be mamas! Your baby moon sounds fabulous!

Libberal said...

Great pictures, you both look happy and relaxed!

Carrie said...

i just absolutely loved those pics. YOu both look radiant! glad you had a great trip!

Melissa said...

Looks like you had a perfect time!! You look amazing.

tbean said...

Puffer look at that bump! So damn cute! You really have popped now. Awesome!

tui said...

Sounds (and looks!) like it was a fabulous holiday! You both look so happy, it's really great to see :)

cindyhoo2 said...

What a wonderful trip and what a great memory! You both look so happy and relaxed. There is also now no question that you look pregnant. Are people beginning to touch your belly yet?

chicklet said...

You rocked that bikini. Totally. While mine did the same thing (didn't cover things I thought it would), I actually felt really confident in it - better than in a more full-coverage suit. I liked the bikini with the huge belly. Good for you for having the guts, cuz I know for me it took some courage, but once I was out there, i was happy I did it:-)

Anonymous said...

You look fabulous, simply gorgeous. You positively rocked the bikini, and I'm so glad you finally got to fulfill that dream.

My wife had to help me with some pruning a couple of times, and it was so strange not being able to see. Stranger yet is realizing just last week that I can in fact see my lady parts now, and it's my job again to do something about their upkeep! :-)