Lake Bunyonyi (Part 5, finally)
All the pregnancy/parenting books say to take vacations and spend lots of time relaxing before the arrival of the baby. However, most advise making major trips during the second trimester when the baby is still unobtrusive and sleeping doesn’t involve a flock of pillows. From a comfort perspective, I would now second that advice. The trip to Bunyonyi made it abundantly clear that third-trimester women should not carry backpacks for longer than about 5 minutes and that babies don’t necessarily enjoy the topsy-turvy schedule of a vacation (this baby became withdrawn and would only kick for loud bird noises or equally loud tourist dinner conversation).
Life requires rest and holidays and changes of pace. We cannot indefinitely maintain the same work/play schedule that dominates our school year. We have to make time to get out of town, kick back, read some books, spend time together and enjoy new scenery. Becoming a family makes that lesson seem even more important. Enjoy life! Enjoy hanging out with the people you love.
Life is busy, Lake Bunyonyi can help.