Friday, February 11, 2011

E: Babymoon in Jamaica

Hello all! I hope you all had a great week!! This past week for Josh & I was WONDERFUL because we went on a “babymoon” in Jamaica! You may remember that around this time last year, we went to Jamaica and there was a huge mix up with our resort (basically the resort we were staying at didn’t finish construction in time for our trip). The result of this mix up was a comp-ed stay this year (minus flight). We stayed at the Secrets (couples only resort) Wild Orchid in Montego Bay. This was our second stay at a Secrets (our first was our honeymoon in Mexico):

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This resort was much nicer and more relaxing than the resort we stayed at last year. I just love Secrets resorts.  For some reason, we got upgraded to the preferred club (which meant we had access to a private concierge lounge, internet access, etc).

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Our room was modern and very comfortable:

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View of the preferred side of the Wild Orchid:

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We had a blast lounging by the pools:

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Hitting up the hotel gym and basketball courts daily:

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Ok…I more or less watched Josh play basketball. At 5’1”, I’m not exactly a b-ball all star ;).

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We also enjoyed fabulous breakfasts and lunches outside:

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And just relaxed by the Ocean(note the bump ;)):

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The restaurants at Secrets are all delicious. Our favorite two dinner spots were the Italian and Mexican restaurants. First night (sleepy “I’ve been up since 3 AM” eyes):

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And our last night in Jamaica:IMG_1345

It was a great “babymoon”. Josh captured this picture of the sun starting to set behind my bump:

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And now its almost the weekend! Tomorrow is Josh’s birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate it up! What are you doing this weekend? Anything exciting go on for you this week (catch me up!!)?

64 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Lovely photos! Paradise :)

This weekend = dance practice.

fitchocoholic said...

So glad you had a good time!!!!!!!

Averie said...

amazing trip pics and in 6 mos you will be SO GLAD that you did this. I mean, seriously, i wish i would have known...you are a smart woman. Glad you got your R & R time in!! :)

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Ah how much fun!! You look fabulous. I love your red dress. :)

Pound said...

what an exciting trip and such a great time to get away! so happy you guys got a baby moon! love the baby bump pic. make sure you still find time to get away once the baby comes... we are starting potty training this week. JOY! BUT we are heading to NYC next wknd for the night! yay for a kid free night, seeing a show and eating fun NY food.

Keelie Sheridan said...

The babymoon looks like it was AMAZING! I'm getting married in April and going on my honeymoon- my first vacation in a few years! I'm THRILLED!

Glad to see you had a great time! :)

Nisrine, Dinners and Dreams said...

Such a pretty place. Lucky you! And lucky baby vacationing in this exotic place before it's even born :)

Erin said...

HI LITTLE BUMP! Gosh you're adorable Erica! What an amazing trip :) So glad you guys did this for yourselves! Amazing :) This weekend holds work...but also the Justin Bieber film premiere! :) Bye pie

Heather said...

What a fantastic trip! And, omg, love the little bump - you look amazing.
Missed you!!!
(ps, we totally have the same orange bathing suit from VS) :)

Paige said...

First off - you look amazing!! Pregnancy definitely looks great on you. That red dress is absolutely stunning!

Secondly, what a beautiful trip! I'm so happy for you that you and Josh got to take this amazing trip before the baby comes :)

ashley nicole said...

a BABYMOON?! I love it!!! Y'all are so cute. YOU, my dear, look precious. I'm so glad that you and Josh took that time for each other. My sister's 21st birthday is tomrrow, so festivities start tonight. What a beautiful resort! What are you and Josh doing this weekend?

lee said...

A comped stay! Nice.

We are thinking about maybe going to Jamaica for a vacation. I'll check out that resort.

Umm, I'm painting the ceiling this weekend. I lead an exciting life!

lesley lifting life said...

How fun!! So glad you guys got to go an a "babymoon", I'm sure it's a trip you won't forget! : )

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

How wonderful!!! So glad you were able to get away and have a romantic babymoon! And-- you are positively glowing!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

First off--that picture is amazing with your bump and the sunset. Definitely needs to go in the baby scrapbook! My mom is leaving of Jamaica next month. Looks like you had such a blast--it's always fun to escape for a little while!
p.s. Thanks SO much for your encouraging and kind words on my new adventure--I am definitely working on how I can ship..so you'll be the first to know ;-)

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness, looks like an amazing trip! I'm dreaming of being on a beach right now. :)

Amelia said...

The trip looks very relaxing. I'm so glad you both had a wonderful time. Beautiful photos. Not to mention that you look AMAZING! Hot mama!

Christina said...

the bump is the cutest!!! i love it.

Kerr said...

omg I am so jealous!! glad you had a fantastic trip and glad you are back :)

brandi said...

looks like an amazing "babymoon" :) and I love that last picture! so precious

hbobier said...

Words can't describe how jealous I am. Seriously. You are one lucky gal.

And I love that you're rockin the baby bump! :)

LifeasKristina said...

Awww looks like so much fun!!! Love the idea of a babymoon (that way I can use the excuse whenever I get pregnant) any excuse to travel!
Looks like a great time:)

Susan said...

I'm glad you had a good vacay with Josh! A babymoon is such a great idea. You look so stunning!

This weekend = study, scholarship applications, and resting (hopefully!).

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Aw, sweet! You'll look back at that sweet little bump and laugh :-) Glad you had a great time together.

Julie said...

babymoooons!! what a great way to bring in the babes :) plus he/she is going to come out tan and a basketball star

your salmon dress is GORGEOUS btw! haha and i love josh's hawaiian shirt

happy birthday to josh! I think you should get him another vacation for his birthday. either that or more hawaiian shirts and he can wear them around the house like you're on a babymoon every day haha

Rebecca said...

I've been to a lot of exotic/tropical places, but have YET to go to Jamaica, although my cousin is Jamaican and RAVES about the cooking!!

Megan D said...

Aww a "babymoon" I love it! So so happy for you and Josh!!

carolinebee.com said...

what an aaaamazing fun getaway!!! Good for u guys for relaxing and enjoying yourselves, hahah..twist your arm i'm sure! ;D U look gorg E!

Trying To Heal said...

ah, what a fun trip! i love the term "babymoon"! I've never heard of it! hehe!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

How lovely you got to do this!! Escape winter and enjoy each other before the baby comes! Sounds perfect!! Glad you are well, Erica!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

How fun! The perfect getaway this time of year. Too funny seeing you with your hubby - I'm 5'2" and my hubby is 6'2" so without heels (which I wear all the time) I'm in his armpit too ;-)

Tracey said...

Looks fabulous and like you both had a good relaxing time! I would more than welcome a vacation, just like the one you had, right now :D

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

what an awesome, my deserved vacation!! i'm SO jealous. also...to me it seems you should have said "note the sunburned chest" instead of "note the bump!" hope that wasn't too painful!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Looks like a great vaca! I love that last image. xx

Faith said...

What a great week it must have been! The views are absolutely breathtaking. Love that picture of you in the coral dress -- you look gorgeous!!

RhodeyGirl said...

What a blast! Looks like lots of fun, and you totally have that pregnancy glow!!!!

tam said...

Wow it looks beautiful! Oh and a belated CONGRATULATIONS on the bump! I have been reading but have yet to comment! x x

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

I'm so glad that you guys got to get away somewhere gorgeous and relax together!! That picture of the baby bump is awesome, you are looking great girl :) Happy early bday to your man too!

I'm really looking forward to the weekend but even more excited about finally being able to share my news next week... ahhh it can't get here fast enough!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I love the last pic!!! So cute!!

That same hotel fiasco happened to me last time I was in Montego Bay except we were there for a wedding, and they had to move everyone over to another hotel and have the wedding at that new hotel. Talk about stressful for the bride!!! I'm glad I was just a guest! haha

One Healthy Apple said...

What a fun trip! The resort looks like it was a beautiful place and I think a babymoon is a fabulous idea.

You look great- I especially love the red dress.

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Oh how fun and what a beautiful place! You look amazing and you two are so cute together :)

Happy early birthday to Josh!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous pictures! And you look amazing, can't see the bump except in the last shot. I had such a fun time eating on our Mexico babymoon, I'm glad you did too! Keep the updates coming. xo

Annie said...

this is why you were mia! you guys are so cute! and your bump is adorable!

Melissa@ For the Love of Health said...

Gorgeous photos!! I am glad you had a wonderful time! Your man and I share the same birth month! :-)

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

Ahh you are beautiful and Jamaica looks beautiful!! That is such a wonderful idea to take a babymoon and really celebrate/enjoy each time with each other :)

teresa said...

so so fun! you look absolutely adorable! what a wonderful way to get some time in before baby, i so wish my husband and i had done that!

Katie said...

What a wonderful trip! Secrets looks like a lovely resort. I just love the idea of a "babymoon," a time for you and your guy to enjoy the time together before your life completely changes! (Not "better" just "different" and exciting in a new way.)

Welcome back!

Biz said...

I love that last picture the best - love it!

And happy early bday to Josh!!

tam said...

I did actually use the apple as oatmeal scoops! Great minds think alike x x

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Um..I am lovin the last picture missy. I miss you like crazy. Maybe dinner next week??

fittingitallin said...

You look fantastic and the trip sounds incredible. I love the new babymoon trend:)

Bridget said...

So glad you got in such a great vacation before the baby comes :) You look amazing and adorable with your little bump!! I'm so jealous of your trip...I could really use some warm weather!!

BroccoliHut said...

Wow! Looks like an awesome vacation!
PS You totally rock that bikini:)

Janetha said...

looks STUNNING, i love jamaica! thanks for sharing your adventures. you are the cutest pregnant gal in a bikini ever.

Holly said...

Ahhh - I am SO glad you had a wonderful vacation, Erica!!!! You deserve it! I love the idea of a Babymoon. So fun and important for couples to get some time away (preferably in a tropical paradise, hmmm?) before the little one comes along. :-)

You look gorgeous and tan - I love all the pics!

fittingbackin said...

These truly are beautiful photos - the last shot is just SO very cool!! I'm so happy for you guys - what a great babymoon and so relaxing for you! This weekend i'm just visiting with my buddies and new baby and relaxing - great (but I miss Austin and my baby puppers!)

Simply Life said...

oh my gosh, what a fun trip!!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

It looks like you had a great time! I love your little bump :)

Campinggirl said...

I have never heard of a Babymoon but it sure looks like an amazing idea!

Kerstin said...

Aww, glad you enjoyed your babymoon and had fun relaxing!! Love all the pics!

Jodie said...

Glad you had a great "babymoon". You look fantastic. Seeing those pics of Jamaica makes me very homesick. Time to go back home for a visit.

Krista said...

What a great trip! I love the last picture of the sun behind your bump. That'll be a great one to show your baby one day...

Natalie said...

i am soooo behind on blog reading. my google reader is finally dwindling! (i can't read your posts at work bc the pics dont show up, and i haven't had time at home lately)...now i understand your absence and what you meant on my blog :)

SO glad you had fun! you and your bump are too cute! jealous of your gorgeous vacation and glad you guys got to get away!

Tina Marie Frawley said...

Oh my gosh! Jay and I are so going here! Glad you had a great time. It was so good to see you and Mandi the other day!