Countdown to Lift-Off

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

-Dr. Seuss. 

I’ve just got a moment between getting everything packed for our trip across the Pacific. It’s amazing how many things a baby needs for a two week trip!  We’ve got his clothes all packed, but we’re waiting until he wakes from his last nap of the day to get the essentials packed – his sound machine, monitor, bottle-warmer, etc.  [You read that right.  We won’t be going anywhere without his sound machine!]  We’ll be catching the red-eye, which could either make things incredibly simple for our infant or incredibly difficult, depending on whether he can sleep on the plane or not. 

I’ll let you know how that one goes. Winking smile

And then there’s my Mom, who can’t go anywhere without bringing omiyage [in Japanese tradition, wherever we go we come with gifts… I guess you’d call it a social/cultural obligation].  She’s got an entire suitcase full of gifts.  I can’t go into too many specifics just yet because some of my family/friends who will be receiving them read the blog, but I’ll just say that she’s been a busy woman making homemade goodies for the ‘ohana on the continent. 

Plus the typical island goodies – chocolate mac nuts and the like.

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Before we get on the plane, our little family is heading to the chiropractor to get adjusted!  Just in time… I’m hoping she can help keep this approaching headcold from taking me out completely. 

See you on the other side of the Pacific [if the world doesn’t end Winking smile If it does, we’ll just keep flying!]. 

Any tips for traveling with infants?  [Why didn’t I ask this a week ago??!]

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3 thoughts on “Countdown to Lift-Off

  1. Ange - Tall, Short and Tiny says:

    My tips:
    1) don’t worry about upsetting other passengers if your baby gets a bit sad, concentrate on yourselves. If someone gets annoyed, they can ask to move.
    2) feed him as often as he wants.
    3) relax and ask for pillows, blankets etc to make yourself as comfortable as possible, because odds are he’ll be lulled to sleep by the noise of the jet engines, and you don’t want to be uncomfortable!

    We’ve travelled so often with our big boy (first time coming up on Sunday for the 6mo); I was so nervous the first time but he charmed the pants off everyone, fed and slept all the way.

    Good luck, and enjoy your holiday 🙂

  2. Danielle says:

    I hope the flight went well AND that you guys are feeling healthy. Ryan came home with a cold a few days ago…I was really hoping to stay strong and not catch it, but I did 😦 Maybe I will feel better by Christmas! Hope you all are staying warm….Mele Kalikimaka!

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