California Babymooning

It’s been awhile since I’ve provided any updates on our journey. At the end of May, with the world opening up again, we decided to go on a trip to California to celebrate our future little one. We both LOVE to travel and so a get-away was long overdue.

We decided to fly to Los Angeles to start the trip. We stayed in a hotel through Airbnb — it was a nice hotel in a quiet part of LA — and rented a car to get around. It was kind of fun, as my husband lived in LA when he was quite a bit younger, so we got to see the place he lived and some of the spots his parents took him back in the day!

Day 1 we went to Hollywood to see the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater, and venture around the shops. We also found a pretty awesome view of the Hollywood Sign an drove up to the Observatory. It was a pretty cool place to see. We even got to see a helicopter police chase from the restaurant we ate lunch at.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

We then ventured around the various beaches in California, including Venice Beach, Huntington Beach, and others. It is always so relaxing to spend time by the ocean, listening to the waves. We had a lot of fun eating at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles (DELICIOUS!), explored the SpaceX campus (my husband is a huge Elon fan), and wandered to other beaches.

After about 3 days, we drove down the Pacific Coast Highway to get to San Diego. We stopped at Newport Beach, drove through gorgeous Laguna Beach, stopped to wander around Dana point, and walked the beach at Carlsbad. The beaches just got more and more beautiful the further south we got.

We discovered the Airbnb we were staying at was about a 2 minute walk from Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, so spent lots of time watching sunsets and walking the beach, both at night and during the day. Our first day in San Diego, we went to the San Diego Zoo. I have never been to a zoo where the animals were so active! We saw baboons fighting for territory, polar bears going for a swim, and an orangutan rolling around for the crowd. We spent all day wandering around — it was a highlight of the trip for sure. We even found a stuffed animal monkey for our future little one!

La Jolla

In San Diego, we ate some of the best food — lots of amazing taco trucks! We found the Taco Stand in La Jolla and had arguably the best tacos and burritos ever. It was worth the wait! We also loved the beach in La Jolla as it was absolutely stunning. There were seals, who were quite adorable, and a lot of cliffs for waves to crash against. That night, we went on a sailing cruise of the San Diego Harbor. We spent three hours exploring and got to see sea lions, seals, a Navy Aircraft Carrier return from sea, the USS Midway from the ocean, and a German U-boat. I even got to drive the sail boat for a while!

In all, it was an amazing trip! I would say that traveling while 18 weeks pregnant was pretty easy going. The most difficult part was the fact that we ate different food for the trip, so managing my blood sugars was a bit challenging. We tried to eat light carb foods, but burritos are the opposite of that. The easiest way to manage it was to go for walks after eating — luckily being by the beach made that a lot easier!

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Erin Kron

A Type 1 Diabetic of 20+ years entering into the world of pregnancy. I’m here to share my journey, learnings, and noticings along the way.