Postcard from Turks and Caicos
As first-time parents-to-be, my husband, Barry, and I have been feeling a little anxious about how our lives are about to change, so when we came across the idea of a babymoon — a last-hurrah vacation that couples take during pregnancy to celebrate the final months of independence — we jumped at the chance.
We’re not generally the types to stare into each other’s eyes over candle-lit dinners, but our stay in Turks and Caicos was non-stop romance. Maybe it was the baby-bonding hormones kicking into high gear, but hand-in-hand strolls in the ocean surf and afternoons spent lounging under beach umbrellas felt totally appropriate and not at all cheesy. (I know!)
Editor's note: Karen Robock has since welcomed little girl, Matilda Grace!
A version of this article appeared in our November 2012 issue with the headline "Turks and Caicos" (p.28).