I’m being introduced to all sorts of new words and phrases as Emiley and I become closer to being parents.
As I was going through my usual routine with Google Reader, I was reading a post on Heather Eats Almond Butter (sidenote: I don’t know Heather but she has a very well written site with some A-W-E-S-O-M-E recipes and tips for staying healthy). Heather used the term baby-moon. I had never heard the term but it wasn’t hard to piece things together to figure out what it meant. I haven’t looked it up for the ‘official’ definition but it’s the last hurrah before having a baby; a vacation or getaway before travel isn’t feasible for a while.
Interestingly enough, the very next day as Emiley and I were driving, she mentioned the same phrase. I almost veered into oncoming traffic as that made twice within 24 hours of being exposed to Baby-Moon.
When the clock strikes 4pm today, we will start our Baby-Moon. We’re heading to the Ballard House Inn for the weekend. It’s in NH not far from Lake Winnipesaukee. I love saying that….Winnipesaukee….Winnipesaukee
Another term that was new to me was “Doula”. It’s basically a ‘helper’ during or after pregnancy. I suppose a ‘helper’ could be useful but you’d think they’d come up with a different term…one that doesn’t mean “female slave”. No Thanks.
I’m sure there are a host of other pregnancy/baby related terms that I’m gratefully sheltered from. Are there others I should know? Oh..and I have vowed that this post will be the last time I use the phrase Baby-Moon (you’re welcome)….but I will continue saying Winnipesaukee!