We leave tomorrow...for Okinawa! We are stationed there, so I am actually taking my mom from her home in the states to mine in Japan. We'll stay there about 5 weeks so I can wrap up some stuff at home. I am pregnant again and I don't want to have a second baby in JP, so I'll be moving out as best I can. My hubby is otherwise occupied in yet another country, so it will just be the three of us. Then, as a reward to my mom for all she has done, Hawaii!
I've been to Waikiki before about 2 years ago so I remember a lot of what I have scheduled. Some of it I didn't have time to do the first time. However, I've never been there with a 10-month old or a pregnant belly. I went to Thailand while pg the first time, and it was fine. Tip: Lie about how far along you are to the airlines. I like to tell them I am about four months (almost true this time) because they get really scared when they see you coming. I am packing many more clothes for my baby than for myself, and taking my first turn with a maternity swimsuit-ugh! My mom, on the other hand, is starting to get pretty excited. She has all of these clothes she's bought "in case I get to go somewhere nice like on a cruise". She keeps pulling them out and showing them to me to see what I think. It's nice to see her excited.
My main focus on this trip will be showing my mom a great time, taking care of my baby, and taking care of myself in the process!