Like I said last night - LQ was a social BUTTERFLY at Sydney airport. She, unfortunately, missed her afternoon nap and so from the time she woke up from her first nap to when she went to sleep on the plane it was a total of ELEVEN hours!! Normally she can't go three hours without a nap or a sleep.
So while we were waiting for our DELAYED flight, she walked around doing anything BUT sleep.
LQ was fantastic on the flight and having her own seat helped considerably with her behaviour. My other little secret was a plastic tube container with about six ten cent pieces. She was enamoured with that special little toy.... along with a few other "new" toys that I had brought along. LQ slept for five hours of the 8.5 hour flight. Just as we were descending she fell asleep again (about three hours after she woke up).
With our special car seat contraption we were able to wheel our sleeping babe through immigration, customs and baggage. She continued to sleep as we shuffled into a taxi and took a nice drive to Waikiki - Halekulani Hotel. As we waited for our room to be readied for our early check-in, she continued to sleep. Our perfect LQ was so nice to us, she only woke up when the room was ready!
We have an amazing room! Hooray for agents rates....