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. :-)