Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shooting Up

this week has felt like an odd version of the movie groundhog day. every morning i've been getting up an hour and a half early to race to the clinic for blood work and an ultrasound then racing off to work in the opposite direction. every morning the same thing, over and over.

today my measurements were 18.5, 17.8 and 16. not bad, but would it be good enough?

my nurse happened to be in early this morning, so i went ahead and sat down with her to talk about what to expect. (have i mentioned how much i love having a nurse assigned to me? it's so awesome talking to one person that knows exactly what's going on with us!) anyway, she handed me the cup for B and told me that there was a 50/50 chance that i'd trigger tonight. dr. T would have to review all the numbers and she'd call me later.

boy, was i relieved when she called and told me i could trigger tonight. that means i don't have to drive all the way to the clinic in the morning and i don't have to be violated by the va-jay-jay camera again and, more importantly, it means that i get to sleep in an hour and a half. she told me to trigger this evening and got me all scheduled for the IUI friday morning. yay!

i texted B to let him know that we got the green light and i asked him if he was still okay with being the one to give me the shot. "oh, yeah! i can't wait!" he seemed way too excited about it. ;)

about a half hour ago, we pulled the ovidrel out of the fridge, prepared the sharps box, and set up for the shot. B knelt in front of me while i held onto the counter to brace myself. (have i mentioned that i'm afraid of needles? not the i-faint-at-the-sight-of-a-needle kind of afraid, but more of the if-i-don't-watch-it-won't-hurt-so-bad kind of afraid.) i kept my eyes closed tight while i gripped the counter and waited for the pain to begin. it seemed like forever. i was beginning to wonder if he was chickening out. "are you going to inject me or not?" his response: "what are you talking about? i just did!" oh. yeah, i totally knew that.

all you ICLWers sure got here at a good time! thanks so much for all of the wonderful comments and all of the new followers!!! this is my favorite blogging week ever.

17 comments:

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

ok this is so exciting!

Liz said...

Yay you finally get to trigger. I am the watch the needle intensely kind of person. When will they do the IUI?

rebecca said...

Stopping by from ICLW...love the look of your blog! So exciting about the trigger shot too...sending lots of positive thoughts & hope your way for a successful IUI!

Andrea said...

YAY!!! So excited you got to trigger! And even more excited that it didn't hurt, lol. I'm so nervous about the big needle!! Praying hard for you!!

Lu said...

Best wishes on your IUi! Maybe hubby has a new career as a nurse!

New Year Mum said...

Happy triggering :)) It's all happening now... how exciting :) Good luck and thinking of you xoxo

Miss Mac said...

So close, yay... enjoy sleeping in and getting ready for the IUI! Good Luck!

Katie said...

Just found your blog via ICLW. I wanted to drop in and wish you the very best luck this Friday for your IUI! Fingers are crossed for you!

writerhughes said...

Going in for my blood work up for my first IUI Friday. My period showed up 6 days late this month- my body really had me fooled. Happy to hear the shots won't hurt- will be following you! ICLW #25

Tiffany said...

Yay for trigger shots! Lucky you get to do them in the comfort of your own home! Good luck with the IUI! Sending you baby dust!

Rosachka said...

So excited for you!!! Hoping IUI with 3 nice follicles is going to do the trick!!! Keeping my fingers crossed, good luck!!!

Lissie said...

So EXCITING!!! Yay for you both!

Stacie said...

this is sooo exciting. I did my trigger 3 days ago. I had major OV pain!!!

SLESE1014 said...

Sorry for the late response...but GOOD LUCK tomorrow!!! I hope all goes well...hopefully all that schlepping around between the clinic and work will be worth it in the end!!!

I'll be thinking of you!

Sarah said...

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! I am SO excited!!! Good luck in the morning! Now for the dreaded 2WW. Hopefully it will fly by. Okay, I know it won't but I'll be hoping anyway. :)

Rebecca said...

Yay for the trigger and, even more "yay," for the easy trigger!! GL for the IUI today!!

Ordinary Girl said...

Hi there. Dropping in for ICLW. So exciting that you are on your way to your IUI. Glad to hear that the trigger wasn't so bad. It made me think of my favorite trigger shot story. Long story short, hubby and I were out with friends much later then we planned he had to give me the shot in the backseat of their car. The things you do to make a baby! Good luck to you!!!

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