I love Vegas! Its the perfect vacation destination, no matter your situation. It was fun as a child, long before I was legal to party. I enjoyed it in my 20’s, when I could fully participate in Sin City shenanigans. I love Vegas with my kids and I even loved Vegas when I was pregnant! Yes, I was pregnant in Las Vegas and it was fabulous.
Right before Firecracker was due I had the strong urge to visit Vegas. I was 36 weeks pregnant and HotDaddy wasn’t super comfortable with idea, but I assured him that I felt great and needed little babymoon. Now, I had no pregnancy complications and was in good health to travel. Plus, Las Vegas isn’t too far from home, so I felt perfectly comfortable taking a weekend out for some fun in the sun.
So, you might asking yourself, “How do you have fun in Las Vegas pregnant?”
Well, I’ll show you.
At a Glance...
First of all, I’m not a prude or overly cautious. I didn’t panic about a lot of the stuff some pregnant women worry about and lived my life fairly unchanged while pregnant, so going to Vegas wasn’t going to be a major shock to my system. People were concerned that I would be in casinos around second-hand smoke. My answer:
Second-hand smoke is an issue almost everywhere in public spaces and I’m not in the casino long enough to worry about it. It’s one weekend out of my pregnancy and besides, I’m rarely in the casinos.
By day, I spent most my time poolside. It was a great way to get out of the casinos and lounging in the pool was heaven for my achy back. I sipped on virgin Pina Coladas and rocked my flashy tankinis.
At night I still hit up all my favorite spots. I went for nice dinners, even enjoying a single glass of wine. Hanging out at my favorite Irish pub, Nine Fine Irishmen, sipping on non-alcoholic Kaliber, listening to my favorite Irish band Sin E Ri Ra was a blast. I remember sitting on the patio watching my stomach bounce to the best. Even in the womb, Firecracker loved to dance.
I’m not much of a club person anyway, so bars with live music were great options for me to roll up preggo and plant myself for awhile. I didn’t miss drinking that much, because most bars had plenty of mocktails and non-alcoholic beer to enjoy.
Eating was really fun pregnant, because I could go off on all the fabulous Vegas buffets without worrying about looking bloated in my sexy little dress. Haha! Being pregnant in Las Vegas was probably the most comfortable I’ve been, wardrobe-wise. I did have an awful case of heartburn. TUMS were a necessary travel item on this trip.
Fun & Games
Lastly, I gambled. You may not to gamble on the floor with your kids, but you can if they are in your tummy! HotDaddy and I loved relaxing by the Keno and slot machines. We took in all the great Vegas vibes, had some fun and you know what? I think I was lucky, kind of like rubbing a Buddha belly. HotDaddy got 7 out 7 playing Keno. Holla.
That’s A Wrap!
So how was being pregnant in Las Vegas overall? Great! I really didn’t veer too much off my normal LV routine. I lounged by the pool, I hung out bars, I listened to live music, I ate yummy meals and I gambled. Really, the only thing that changed was that I had to substitute my regular cocktail for a mocktail and I ate TUMS like they are candy. I did have to rest my swollen feet often and I was more tired than normal, but hey, I was pregnant in Las Vegas! Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to stop doing what you love. Of course, you should check with your doctor before making travel plans and listen to your body. Only you know what you are up for. But if you feeling up to it, get out there and enjoy life, baby-bump and all.
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