I got my mind set on you sweet little Lupron!!! I did it, I did it, I did it right...Yes, ladies and gentlemen...I gave myself a Lupron shot. Actually, I've given myself 5 shots...and you want to know a secret? It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be!! In fact, I hardly even felt it. I will admit that I looked down and secretly hoped that my hand had somehow learned the art of sticking a syringe into the side of its body and that was why I hadn't felt anything, but I opened my eyes and discovered that I was inches away from skin and it took 5 tries before I could actually plunge the thing in. Thankfully, I was running late to work and had 3 children to tote across the street so I had to be done with it fairly quickly and made myself do it. Upon the advice of a commentor on this blog (Thank you, Mrs. Knight!) I broke the skin and eased the needle in. Huzzah! I felt nothing! I checked to make sure it wasn't a "trick" needle that collapses, but no, I'd actually done it! Five days later and I'm happy to report that the only real side effect I've had is a penchant for crying. I was a bawling mess on Thursday and Friday and entertaining as it was to my husband, I think it got a little ridonculous after the 3rd bout of unexplained crying. I watched P.S. I love you and got most of it out. Back to business as usual today although I was a tad bit moody earlier. Whether this is from the IVF meds or not, I don't know for certain, but it's nice to blame crabbiness on something, right? :) Nothing some giggles and silliness from my kiddos and hubby couldn't fix! Baby giggles are like magic. Nothing can escape their power.
(This is my very own custom fabricated Giggle-Maker 2010)
And Versions 2004 & 2006 are seen above.
I love sharing these moments with my kiddos and they breathe life into my day. In talking to IM today, she was marveling at the fact that we'll be preggo this time next month and I can't wait to pass this feeling on to them!!!!! It's simply amazing to me that I, being just an ordinary girl, get to be part of this wonderfully extraordinary process. I feel blessed that E&J have entrusted this role to me and I thank them for their faith in me. Did I mention Dr. C remarked, once again, at how great my uterus is? Color me proud, but those are his words, not mine. :) Everything is working out so smoothly and I cannot wait to be in Dallas! (I really need to get through some books so that I can read the wonderful Diana Gabaldon novel, An Echo in the Bone while on bedrest! 3 whole days of Jamie and Claire, uninterrupted. Pinch me, I must be dreaming!)
I take my last Estrace and Provera tonight and wait for one last AF (and she is NOT allowed back until next summer!!) and continue with the Lupron. I start back on the Estrace on July 28th and we have an ultrasound on August 4th to check lining again.
27 days people!!!!! Less than a month!! Let's get knocked up!!!