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Welcome to my blog! Me and DH are 27. We met at the end of our senior year in High School and married three years later on June 25 2005. We have been TTC for over 3 years. Now we are expecting twins in June. I hope to encourage and be encouraged through our journey.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's offical....

We finally started meds last night. Friday the doctor called and said that my TSH levels went from a 7 to a 4.1. Woo Hoo. I had my baseline BW and US yesterday. Everything looked great.

If everything stays on track we will have our beta Oct. 22 Which is just a few days before DH's birthday! Wouldn't that be a great birthday present?!?!?

Now for a funny story about last night. For some reason I get nervous about the injections. I have only had the Ovidril injections right before the IUI's so this is definitely different. As soon as DH walked in the door I bombarded him and said OK lets do the injection now. I didn't want to be anticipating it all night. Well this threw him off, he already gets nervous about them. Only cause he doesn't want to hurt me. So after I was done mixing everything, I put the needle on and took the cap off. I jumped up on the counter and was waiting. I had him so worked up he dropped the syringe on the floor. Before it hit, he was fumbling around with it trying to keep it from hitting the floor. Surprisingly he didn't get stuck anywhere. We didn't lose any of the meds in the process so we just switched out the needle. I felt bad for him. I know he hates doing it but that's the only way it will get done. I CAN NOT give them to myself.

The poke itself didn't hurt, the meds going in did a teeny tiny bit. But afterwards it felt like I had been stung by a bee. I had the urge to scratch or slap it. Today my tummy is sore to the touch. Now I know why they told me to switch sides each night.

If you have gone through any injectables were you able to give them to yourself?

Now for a quick side note. Yesterday my sister had her baby! Bristol Leighann 6lbs 1oz 18" long. She is so sweet.


  1. I did give the injectables to myself in the belly. Usually the first one was the hardest, but by now, it's no big deal. BUT, for the IM shots where the needle is HUGE, my dh gives me those in the "hip" area. If you're able, try just one in the belly yourself. All I could think while doing it was, "baby, this is for you, and because it's for you, I will do it because you are worth it"!! Good luck!

  2. I gave myself all of my injections except the progesterone because that one was in my rear and I couldn't reach it. :) Did you ice the spot before the injections? That helps to numb the area. And then afterwards you can put a heating pad on the spot for a few minutes. Good luck! :)

  3. I gave myself the injections. I couldn't give up the control for DH to do it. My meds were the same - the poke didn't hurt but it hurt going in. And it hurt afterward, which like you said, is why they tell you to switch sides everyday.

    Congrats on your niece! What a tiny baby! 18"... Noah was 21.5"!!!

  4. I am a control freak and personally I felt when I did the injections myself it hurt less...So I did all my sub q shots myself and continue to do my daily lovenox shots twice a day in my belly....as for the IM my hubs had to learn to do then because I couldnt reach...I know you could do it:) and you might be surprised that it may hurt less:)

  5. Mr. Hammer was so scared to give me shots that I had to do all the stims. Of course the trigger and PIO had to be him because it's in the backside. For some reason when he doesn't have to see my face (because I can't hide my reaction if it hurts) he does better. I agree with Ashley, using an ice pack on the injection site for 5 min before cleaning and administering helps a lot. Although I would not use the heating pad for the stims as it can degrade the FSH, but it's ok for the PIO if used on low for 5-10 min after the shot.