Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hardcore babymaking

I posted this picture on Facebook last night, and one of my friends said "Who knew babymaking was so hardcore?!?" Hahaha. I agree. I had to do this BY MYSELF because it had to be done between 6PM and 8PM and Eric was stuck at work late! So I called my friend Jen and she helped me out over the phone. What are friends for if not to talk someone through sticking a needle in their ass??

So, we're officially at the "shot" stage. It's called Ovidrel (commonly known as hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin ) and I get it on a specific date and time after an ultrasound where they measure my follicles. I went in on Monday for that ultrasound and they saw two follicles that would be large enough, so that should mean this shot will release at least two eggs. :-) (twins anyone?!?)

We've decided to go this route for about two or three months (I say two, Eric says three so we'll see) and if this doesn't work, we'll move on to an IUI or two. Fingers crossed that we won't need to!

It's been a challenge keeping up with the medications, appointments, and trips to Orlando but we're making it work. Not to mention how expensive it all is... this shot was over $100 because it isn't covered by insurance. Ouch. Last week I got strep throat and in addition to the fertility meds, I had to get a few more...

Sometimes it's hard to believe I'm only 26 and not 86! I feel so high-maintence, but I'm keeping a positive attitude because I know it will be so worth it!

Eric and I talk all the time about how this is God's plan for our lives right now, and how much more we will cherish having a baby because we've worked so hard to get there. He always says "We'll be able to tell our kid, 'mom and dad wanted you so bad we worked for two years for you to get here!'"  I admit, it's pretty cute to think about.  :-)


  1. Best of luck!!! I've had a few friends go through the same thing and one in the end, had 5 kids after the doctor told her she would never conceive and one set of twins in that mix! They really were miracle babies and I know she reminds them all of that a lot!

    I also could never give myself a shot so mad props to you lady!!!

  2. typo on hardcore in your 1st sentence.

    lovingly signed,

    your friend who helps you shoot up.



  3. I am praying that you guys are successful!!

  4. Did shots like that for a bit too...but NEVER did one to myself. wowie. You are one tough cookie! ha.
    And yes...TWINS!!

  5. Oh goodness, I remember when I had to give myself my first IVF shot. My husband had done the first couple, but I knew there was going to be a time I had to do it myself so I decided to go ahead and bite the bullet when he could be with me. I sat and cried, and got the needle close... and then yanked it away and cried... it must have taken me 30 minutes (good thing we started early!). After a few weeks I was carrying them with me and doing them starting in a small stall of a restaurant bathroom, lol! It will get easier. You are a tough and amazing woman, and you've got this! Congrats on taking the next step!