Tuesday, August 3, 2010

No Cornflakes Girl

Today hubby made me chicken ovums for breakfast. Tomorrow at breakfast time, my own eggs will be sucked out. So...no cornflakes, OJ, or even water after midnight tonight. We have to be at the clinic at 8:30 tomorrow and egg retrieval is an hour later.

Last night's trigger shot went surprisingly well. I thought maybe I should follow Rachel's advice and have hubby do it, but he's a needlephobe and was not keen on the idea. He was present for moral support and did the countdown for me to stick the needle in. Thanks hubby!

Those 1 1/2" needles are very intimidating compared to the cute little half-inchers. It was helpful that the nurse had drawn a big target on my rear in permanent marker so I knew right where to stick it. I got some 25 guage needles a few days ago, so I used that instead of the 22 guage. It didn't hurt at all! Hopefully I'll be saying the same thing about PIO shots in a few days' time.

I just cannot believe this is really happening. It's a little terrifying - not the retrieval itself, but what can happen because of it. The thought of not getting pregnant is scary, but so is the thought of getting pregnant. There is one reason I am quite looking forward to tomorrow ... it'll be nice to be free from anxiety for maybe ten minutes while I'm unconscious!

Things are getting kind of gross
And I go at sleepy time
This is not really happening
You bet your life it is


Jana said...

That is so EXCITING!

Good luck. Who needs cornflakes when you can have eggs?

Lori said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on the shot not being too horrible!!!! I think the PIO were just as easy, the problem with them was I was sore the next morning, so definitely rotate cheeks!!!!

Hooray, hooray! Can't wait to hear how it all goes!! So excited for you!

Nick and Kristi said...

Way to go girl with the shot!!!!I give myself all the sub Q but my hubby had to give me the IM ones...Will be thinking of you tomorrow:)

The New Simons said...

You go girl!!! Glad to hear it went well! Good luck on your retrieval tomorrow. Sad to say, but those 10 minutes that I was unconscious were some of the best minutes in the last 1.5 years. Looking forward to reading more!!

Lizzy said...

Yay, good luck, I hope all goes well!