Going to Hawaii at 8 weeks- how do I not just look FAT?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sunshinebee:  One thing Ive always loved about vacations is that you dont know any of those people, they dont know you, and you will never see them again.

Relax and just enjoy yourself with your little secret.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I rocked a bikini at 9 weeks for a family bday party and only immediate family knew.  No one else could tell as I really didn’t have much of a belly, just some bloating.  The worst part was the nausea.  

It’s all in what makes you feel comfortable.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@sunshinebee:  Oh I love Maui 🙂 I stayed in Napili Bay/Kapalua. Beautiful beach and not as crowded. Front St. in Lahaina is great for shopping and restaurants.

Do NOT drive the road to Hana if you get motion sickness and I imagine that might be heightened if you get morning sickness as well? It was on my bucket list but those 600 hairpin turns just weren’t fun…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I haven’t been there so don’t have any recommendations – but why not just go with a nice one-piece or something (like a cute vintage 50s cut)? I am sure you look fabulous anyway but if it makes you feel more ‘sucked in’ you might feel more confident? 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I went to Maui a few months ago at 9 weeks. I had morning sickness so I lost a few pounds but my stomach was still so bloated. I stuck with a one piece. I was still able to wear regular clothes with no problem though. You could try some cute sundresses or beach cover ups.

We stayed at Four Seasons in Wailea and it was gorgeous. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Who cares how you look? You are on vacation! Just have fun, relax and put your insecurities on hold.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

We honeymooned in Maui and loved it! You’ll have an awesome time, and don’t worry at all about how you look. Just enjoy the trip!

Where are you staying? We stayed in Ka’anapali, at the Sheraton. I highly recommend snorkeling right there on Ka’anapali Beach. We snorkled there and saw sting rays, an octopus, and a bunch of sea turtles. We met some people on the trip who paid $115/person to go on a snorkeling excursion and only saw a few fish.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I don’t think you need to worry, people aren’t going to be staring at you on the beach. However, if you are self conscious and willing to buy a new bathing suit, why not a tankini with ruching on the top or something? Like this

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sunshinebee:  You feel a lot more bloated than you actually look. Just have fun and don’t worry. Make sure you have comfy/stretchy clothes to wear. We spent a week in Maui in February. We went to Haleakala Crater, the road to Hana (might not be a good idea if you are having morning sickness tho). Also, if you have a costco membership they have one close to the airport that’s where we picked up our souveniers (the chocolate covered mac nuts, hawaiian coffee, etc) and mailed them home to ourselves in priority mail flate rate boxes. We ate at Leilani’s on the beach in whalers village, yummy and don’t forget to eat some Hula pie! We used Yelp a lot to pick out places to eat. Feel free to PM me if you have any quesions about Maui. DH has gone every summer with his family for 20ish years. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love Maui!!! 

Just rock your body! You won’t know anyone there and no one is going to be evaluating you. And if they do then so what! You have a little cutie growing inside you 🙂 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was so disgustingly bloated between 4 and 8 weeks it was terrible….obviously not showing yet but my GI system was all out of wack. I did go to a lake house before I knew I was pg and I felt ao aelf concious about the bloating. If I had known what was going on o would have brought more lose comfy clothing like maxi dresses and cover ups, less form fitting tank tops, more flowy ones! Also I would have packed some colace and gasX. Lol. 

Juat at have fun and be comfortable. 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

@sunshinebee:  Ooh, so the Westin is just two hotels down from the Sheraton! Yay!

I’d go into town (Lahaina) to rent snorkel gear. You can rent it on the beach from your hotel, but when we were there, it was $8/person per hour! We rented gear from a shop in Lahaina and had it for five days and it only cost $30 total.

If you’re interested in a luau, I’d can’t say enough good things about the Old Lahaina Luau. That one’s a must in my book! 🙂 We made reservations online before we even got to Maui, as they’re known to book up.

We ate a lot of meals in Whaler’s Village (shopping and dining really close to Ka’anapali. There’s a beachside path you can walk there, or just follow the sidewalk on the main road) and in Lahaina. There’s a bus that goes to/from Lahaina, I think it was $1 per person. Great town with tons of restaurants and things to do!

If you’re interested in a dinner crusie, the Teralani II will pick you up right from either Whaler’s Village or the other side of the Black Rock Cliff — both VERY close to the Westin. No driving required. That cruise had a delicious buffet dinner, open bar, and a beautiful view of the Maui sunset!

We also did the drive to Hana. SO much fun if you’re renting a car. We probably spent about 6 total hours on that one. We stopped at Wai‘anapanapa State Park along the way…one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ThePrincessBride10612:  LEILANI’S!!!!  Our favorite spot and the BEST fish tacos we’ve EVER had!  I think about them everytime I see fish tacos on a menu.  Loved Maui!

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