We did it folks. First injection! (100 IU Follistim, 75 Menopur.) Our amazing friend Monika came over to walk Hubs through it and they both did wonderfully. Monika is a newer friend who has adopted me as her IVF friend after she saw the process through for our mutual friend Laura (referenced in my last post). She is the sweetest and so generous with her time and listening and baking skills just because she wants to offer support and because she is addicted to hope. She is the epitome of how to be a good friend to an infertile person (maybe I’ll have her write a guest post on the topic sometime. You up for that, Mon?).
I used to be nervous about the injections but thankfully I’ve gotten over that-ish and now I’m just really eager for our first monitoring visit later this week. I know the next few days I’m going to be thinking, “What is going on in there?” I’m feeling good about it all and ready to get this show on the road after all of the waiting and preparing. I’m sure there will be many emotions and not all so optimistic, but I’ll take the good cheer for now.
Speaking of good cheer, leggings are my comfort clothing and what I plan to unapologetically don for the duration of stimming as my ovaries progress from almond-sized to peach-sized (according to the nurse at our training last week). Except for going to work, which I think is lame that I have to continue doing, but, whatever. Yesterday was Hubs’ birthday and so I wore my tightest pants possible out for our night on the town with our buddies, bidding them farewell for the next couple weeks as we welcome the peaches. And hopefully for longer if this all works out.
I’m going to try to blog daily-ish through IVF with brief updates, and they probably won’t be very profound, I’m just accepting that now. But I think it’s worth chronicling a bit of what a couple experiences in this process. I’ve also decided to include in each post some form of hilarity procured from the internet because of its power to help me step back from IVF tunnel vision. Feel free to share any that you love in the comments section; that would make me really happy.
Happy Lenten season!: