Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Quick update: SHE DIDN'T FLIP! Yay! Those are her FEET jamming into my right-side rib cage. Some big feet, it seems. Well, it's both feet at once and I thought it was her head. What had me confused is that whenever she has hiccups, the feet kick out. Bump! Bump! Bump! Bump!

The Neil Diamond reverse-therapy will not be required after all. Thank goodness for that (sorry again, mom!)

SNG and I went to the doctor this morning and she felt around, said she was pretty sure that IHPE is still head-down, and did a quickie ultrasound just to make sure. Sorry, no 3D pictures this time. It was a strictly-business ultrasound.

The doctor also told me that she wanted to revise my travel deadline by about a week, just to be on the safe side since I'm carrying fairly big. It's a shame because I had a trip scheduled for the week of the 22nd, but it's also a relief because as I've mentioned, air travel is HORRIBLE when you're pregnant, and the bigger you get, the less pleasant it is. It's made even worse by the fact that I'm not allowed to lift more than 10 pounds, and so I can't actually carry any luggage. I have to ask strangers to lift my bag for me to get into a car, on a train, through security, etc. So although I would have loved to teach that class, it would have been pretty tough that late in the game.

I'm still going to Boston today, though! I love Boston. Lobster Roll, here I come!!


SNG said...

Bring me back a lobster roll on Friday???

alphagal said...

Oh no, there's not a Legal Sea Foods in the airport. That's Washington, DC you're thinking of. :-( And you don't want a lobster roll that had to travel all the way from downtown. Room-temperature lobster salad = bad idea.

PartnerInCrime said...

Glad to hear that IHPE is where she's supposed to be. Those must be some really big feet.
And honestly, I'm sort of in awe of how much you've flown during your pregnancy already. I've done it a grand total of once and I've since managed to cancel all remaining trips until this kid is born. (Christmas? My folks & siblings are coming to our house. Which is stressful, but not nearly as much as me going there.)
I think you should spend the next month or so on solid ground. You don't want to end up as one of those "a flight attendant delivered my baby" stories that you see on talk shows.

Diana said...

I know how totally broken hearted you are about your doc changing your travel deadline. You must be crushed, I suggest grief counseling. Don't worry though, in a few months you'll be back in the air again. If you would like I could try to get you a subscription the the American Airlines in flight magazine?

PartnerInCrime said...

Crazy news this week. I hope your "liquid-free carry-on" trip home goes as smoothly as possible. (And see? Aren't you glad NOW that you won't have to fly again for a while?)

alphagal said...

I was shedding crocodile tears and considering taking Diana up on the AA magazine subsciption before the "no toiletries carry on" thing hit. Coming home was easy since it was the very next day and everyone seems to have cancelled their trips, but yeah, I'm really glad to be finished with air travel for awhile.