Babymoon Recap

Yes, I was successful at convincing my husband to take a "babymoon." 
At first, he was like "what the heck is a babymoon?"
By the end of our said babymoon, he was saying "This was a great vacation!"

Ladies, start convincing your men early in your pregnancy that you need to take a little vacay together before the baby comes. You don't have to call it a "babymoon" if you don't want to. I really just wanted to see the beach and spend some quality R&R with my man while it is still just the 2 of us. 

I won't bore you with too many details, but you will get the jist of it by the photos below (and if you follow me on IG, you have seen most of these already).

It was a wonderful 3 full days of relaxing by the pool and beach, eating A LOT and a prenatal massage that was so amazing!

We stayed at the Hilton Clearwater Beach which was a great location right next to Pier 60. Above was the view from our balcony!

When we got in on Friday, we went straight to the beach. It was a gorgeous day and we wanted to take advantage.

We enjoyed a couple of frozen daqueries (mine was 'virgin'). So refreshing!

That night we were exhausted from our early morning flight and spending the day in the sun, so we decided to order room service. I had the most delicious lobster mac & cheese!

The next morning we took a stroll down the street to look in a few shops. Hulk Hogan actually lives in Tampa and has a shop in Clearwater that he frequents. HH is Bill's childhood idol, so we had to stop by the shop.

It's not like us to miss an OSU game day and this was the first game of the season. So, I out on my scarlet and gray maxi (found here) and we headed to the closest bar that was playing the game.

We found a bar right on the strip that was playing the game. I ordered sweet potato fries that were covered in brown sugar and came with a honey dipping sauce. SO good...

The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging at the pool. My feet were feeling really swollen from the heat and walking, so this felt amazing!

That night, we walked over to Crabby Bill's for dinner and shared the best crab legs ever!

Sunday morning, I had the most relaxing 1 hour prenatal massage. It's different because you have to lie on your sides, but it was so worth it.

After my massage, we lounged at the pool for a while soaking up the rays. They even served frozen grape skewers that were a perfect treat.

We also spent some more time at the beach while we could. The sand there was so white and soft!

That night we went to Jimmy's Crows Nest to watch the sunset before heading to the Beachcomer for our dinner reservations.

We had the most amazing dinner! Started with shrimp cocktail, then for dinner we shared a surf 'n turf with a fillet and lobster tail and a crab cake. Everything was so good. I know pregnant ladies need to watch the amount of seafood they eat because of mercury levels, but shell fish like crab and lobster have very little to no mercury so I felt okay indulging. Of course, we had to share the dark chocolate brownie for dessert :)

It was a fantastic way to end our trip. The next day (Labor Day) we had an early morning flight back home. It was sad that our trip had to come to an end, but it was so great to come home to this face...

It was a quick trip, but a great excuse to relax by the pool and beach for a few days before fall and cooler temps come.

I'm linking up with Home of Malones and East Coast Chic for Thoughts for Thursday. 


  1. Down the road I'm definitely on board with a 'babymoon'! That lobster mac and cheese... YUM!

  2. Looks like it was such a great babymoon/vacation!! That lobster mac & cheese looks amazing - that's seriously my favorite meal!! I loved seeing all your bump pics - so cute!!

  3. so beautiful! what a nice place for a babymoon! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Yay! Glad you had an amazing baby moon! I enjoyed seeing all your pics on Insta! That food looks delicious too... those sweet potato fries. OMG!

    <3, Pamela

  5. Seriously drooling over all of the food! I really might have to try and recreate those sweet potato fries... I would have never thought of that combo but it sounds amazing! Looks like it was the perfect getaway!!

  6. what an awesome vacation!! Good for you guys... and I'm a huge shellfish fan-- looks amazing!!!

    <3 Sarita

  7. Sounds like an amazing vacation! The food looks incredible! Glad you convinced your husband. Stopping by from the link up.

  8. Looked like the perfect trip with great weather and AMAZING food!! Babymoons are genius because it really is so nice to relax with your hubby before these babies take over :)

  9. It looks like you two had an amazing time and had some yummy food!


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