Burgess Family of three...for now

A look into what we ordinarily do...sometimes not that ordinary.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I have discovered this complete culture that exists around a pregnant woman.

An entire culture that I was oblivious to, and probably would still be if it wasn't for the bun in my oven.
It all starts with a simple magazine subscription that you sign up for because its FREE and all of a sudden you are entered into drawings, getting more magazines, getting coupons, free samples...then before you know it you are anticipating the next American Baby issue so you can read anything and everything from personal birthing stories to how to rate your hubbie's daddy skills.

Somewhere in the mix of things I read about a "babymoon"...... yup it's even been given it's own official title. Basically, the last trip you take with hubby before the baby gets here. I read about babymoons as lavish as going on a 10 day Caribbean cruise to 1 month in Europe! I immediately subscribed to the idea....call me a sucker!

I pitched the idea to Clint and of course his initial reaction was to assume that I had conjured this up all on my own in an attempt to spend more money....
it didn't take him long to realize that to continue to earn the "supportive husband" title in our house he would too have to subscribe to this idea and not only that....plan it.

We made a day trip out of it. We headed up to Out of Africa for the morning. It's one of those places that we always wanted to go to as kids and never did and so after years of harboring that anticipation we were a bit let down. Maybe it was the price, maybe it was the fact that I had to pee every 20 minutes, or maybe it had to do with the fact that each animal had a story that makes the place sound more like a rescue than a wildlife zoo. We made the best of it. I spent a fair amount of time sitting...and the final verdict on the place was that we had fun but will probably never go back.

After that we drove up to Jerome. This little mining town is one of my favorite places to visit. There is one little hippy story that sells handmade jewelry that I am a sucker for, and then of course there is the Jerome National Park that overlooks Verde Valley which happens to be where Clint proposed. A rainstorm rolled in while we were there so we didn't get to hang out as much as we wanted.


  1. I'm in total favor of a babymoon!! Spend all the alone time the two of you can get now!! It will be gone... for the next 18 years! Too bad you didn't hey to go on a cruise or anything. But hey "Africa" sounded like fun! =)

  2. Way to babymoon it. Dang you... I guess I have to hold my end of the bargain and update my blog now... give me two days!

  3. Do you want to know something funny?
    Well you know how we talked the other day about you blogging...... well after we hung up I googled babymoon! ha ha, Yah google!

    Didnt find anything but some company...glad you explained.

  4. Looks like you had fun! It is always good to take a last time trip before the little one comes. Me and Clint went to windover, NV, and Lake Tahoe, CA. It was so much fun!!! WEll, we have less then a month left. Time for the count down. You have to inform me when you have her. I dont want to be the last to know. I would love to have my little one any time now. take care it will be fun to see you with a little one.

  5. Where is the pic of just you?? I want to see my Cec all prego and perfect!! Congrats on the babymoon. hopefully it will happen again soon... a babyfree trip. They are the best!!