Leaving on a Jet Plane (to Ecuador)

hyperemesis gravidarum travel kit

This is the first our daughter really “gets” Christmas.  She is very excited.  She is excited about Santa, presents, and, most of all, seeing one of her favorite Aunts: her Tia Meli.

This is going to be an especially exciting Christmas because we are flying down to spend it with my husband’s family in Ecuador.  This will be the Grasshopper’s first trip to Ecuador, although not her first trip overseas.  She’s been to Nicaragua to visit family and Japan for vacation.  She’s quite the little world traveller!

Not really knowing where we are with being pregnant or not, I’m taking pretty much everything I might potentially need for the first stages of the HG assault.

Thank goodness for the hyperemesis gravidarum kit I put together this fall!

I’m adding a few items that weren’t in there before:

  • Prima Bella wristband (that’s going to be fun to explain to TSA)
  • 30 Zofran ODTs, bringing my total to 45, enough for 11 days a full dose.  Possible overkill.  I may re-evaluate this.
  • A few pregnancy tests
  • My regular daily vitamins (mulit-vitamin)
  • The stuff I’m taking for my sinus infection: antibiotics, affrin, etc.
  • A copy of The Protocol.

I’m thinking that this is going to need to go into the carry on.  I know they unlock and go through bags, and while I would never presume to accuse anyone of thievery, it just seems more prudent to carry this with me.  Several items in this kit are costly, namely the Zofran and the wristband.  It’s simpler anyway.  If TSA has questions about any of the stuff (I’m thinking the wristband), I can be right there to answer those questions.

We fly out this Saturday at the crack of dawn, so I’m glad that this is all basically together.  There’s so much other stuff to do, so it’s nice to know that this is all taken care of.

It’s going to be busy tonight and tomorrow getting ready, and I’m not sure what internet access is going to look like in Ecuador.  This may be the last post I write for a while, so don’t expect to hear too much from me between now and the first of the year.  I’ll do my best to approve any comments that need approving as quickly as possible, but if it takes a few days, please don’t take it personally.

Happy Holidays to everyone and to the HGers out there, I hope you are able to enjoy your holidays as well as possible.

Wishing comfort and joy to you all!

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