Sorry for the long silence. I've been in the USA for five days now, and it has been quite an ordeal. About 9 hours after I landed, I started vomiting uncontrollably. I couldn't keep anything down, and within two days, I was dehydrated, exhausted, and utterly miserable. I was also near panic, because I thought it was the beginnings of hyperemesis gravidarum, which would be a complete disaster, especially if it struck while I was in the US, where a) I don't have health insurance, and b) I don't have a home. I couldn't even imagine how I would get back to Korea and my husband and doctor if I couldn't stop throwing up. Then on day three, the vomiting stopped and it turned into diarrhea. Around the same time, my friends started getting sick too. It turns out that I had picked up some yucky stomach virus on the plane. By yesterday I was fine. Whew! I actually made one of my business meetings yesterday, and will be heading off to another today. Now I'm just hoping that the embryo wasn't damaged by the turbulence in my digestive system. I didn't have a fever, so I'm hoping that all is well.
In other news, I picked up a belly band yesterday, and several friends have donated maternity clothes, so I'm in much better shape to cope with an expanding belly in Korea, assuming that all goes well.