Today is day 1 of my injections. I'm taking Micro Ovi.drel and Follis.tim. All I have to say is God Bless my sweet husband! I got everything ready for the injections, had my skin pinched and cleaned and just stood there pinching my skin and holding the needle in the other hand. I must have stood there like this for at least 5 minutes. I knew it wasn't going to be bad at all, but at the same time I just couldn't bring myself to jab a needle into my skin. So, I had to give up on trying and let Chris do it. He had absolutely no problem. He is my hero! Of course after it was all over I realized what I already knew...it was no big deal at all.
Above is the picture of what we picked up from the pharmacy today. I have my two meds and a ton of needles and alcohol swabs. I will also have to take two other meds but not until this weekend or early next week for the one and then the last one will be my trigger shot which probably won't be until next Wednesday.
Overall, today was a good day but at the same time I have felt overwhelmed. After the appointment this morning, Chris and I began to think about all the things that can go wrong between now and the time we have our embryo transfer. This, of course, is a stupid thing to do because as long as we follow the instructions given to us it is all out of our hands after that. Each time I start to stress over a new phase of this journey I have to stop myself and remember that this is not in my control...God is in control and he won't let us down. He has proven His faithfulness time and again through this whole process but yet I still can't stop stressing at times. Ugh. Old habits are hard to break!
Thanks again for everyone's thoughts and prayers. We couldn't make it through all of this without all the love and support of our wonderful family and friends (and of course this includes all my blog friends). :-) I have found such a wonderful support system in all of you girls and it's so comforting to know there are other people out there who know exactly how I feel and what I'm going through.
Our next appointment is this Friday. They'll do another ultrasound and blood work to check my follicle growth. So until then...grow little follicles grow!!