Thursday, April 7, 2011
What’s Better than Triggering After 13 Days of Stims?
Giving your husband an injection for the first time! Don’t worry ladies – I didn’t shoot him up with Menopur or Follistim!
When we first started injections, he told me that after my trigger shot, he would let me give him an injection of saline. It was my first time giving a shot (I’ve never, ever given one to myself!) and I think I did well! I asked him afterwards, “So, did it hurt?” And he said, “Nope… just make sure you write about this on your blog!” :)
Annnnnnyway… so we triggered last night at 8:00 pm on the dot! For some reason, I was really worked up about it and when I saw the needle again, I got a little light headed… It’s so much bigger than my tiny stim needles! But once I got over it… it was TOTALLY fine. I bent over, closed my eyes, and barely felt it. And since I will be using Endometrin (instead of PIO), that should be my last shot for a while. Hopefully a LONG while!
Retrieval is tomorrow morning at 8:00 am! We have to be there at 6:00 am to check in though so we have to leave our house by 4:30 am! Yikes! … But I doubt I will be doing much sleeping tonight anyway. I also asked my nurse if we should have Mark “produce” at home vs. the clinic and she said that she definitely suggests producing at home since we live within two hours of the clinic and that we can drop it off to the embryologist as soon as we arrive in the morning. Mark seemed a lot more comfortable with that plan!
Less than 24 hours to go... I’m actually starting to get excited!