Except not everybody..just me. And not the kind in the LMFAO song either haha. If I did in fact drink though, this would probably be a good time for a shot....haha just kidding.
So I had my baseline ultrasound yesterday. I had 9 follicles on the right side and 6 on the left that she was able to see and count. She said you want at least 5 on each side in order to start the injections for IVF. So we were looking good. She found a little Uterine fibroid (benign lumps that grow on the uterus) that she didn't see at my last appointment, which at first, freaked me & Brady out. BUT she explained it was small enough and in a spot that shouldn't interferer with implantation. So that was good! After that, I had a blood draw to check my estrogen levels. They called me later that night and told me everything looked great and I could start injections as planned! I was so pumped! What a blessing everything was great and ready to go!
WELL..this morning I don't feel so pumped. I tossed and turned all night. I think subconsciously I couldn't sleep because I knew I had to start the injections in the morning. I have never been afraid of needles, so I don't know where this is coming from. Maybe because, it's in the "comfort of my own home" and I'm supposed to do them myself...yeah no, where's the comfort in that haha?! This is probably the first(and only) time I wish I had a lot more fat to my muffin top for those needles to poke.
I've heard they really aren't that bad, so I'm going to go in with that mindset. Overall, as bad as they may or may not be- I'm grateful. I'm grateful I get the chance to try for a baby with In Vitro. I'm grateful my body is doing what it's supposed to and we are one step closer. And I am willing to do whatever it takes for those sweet babies. In case they are watching me, I will be a little tougher just for you today.
I did it!! I was being a baby and cried for a quick sec to Brady but after Brady gave me priesthood blessing (We are LDS/Mormon and Priesthood blessings are given by the authority of the priesthood-which my Husband holds- for healing, comfort, and encouragement.) They definitely weren't terrible. The Gonal F (first shot) was fine and the menopur (2nd shot) burned a little bit but not bad. I think the adrenaline helped mask some of the needle pain haha but I have a feeling that will wear off. I think one of the worst parts from today was making sure we drew up/mixed everything correctly. It's been about 2 hours since the shots and I'm not feeling anything. I'm so grateful for my Heavenly Father who is so mindful of me. I can feel of his love and comfort through all of this. Life is good.