Post # 1
Alright so I know plenty of you have managed this already, but I’m stupid proud of myself for putting on my big girl pants and doing my own injection this morning for our FET cycle and I just needed to share lol. When we did IVF a few years ago for our daughter I made my husband do ALL the shots because I was a big baby about (technically I did one of them during IUI, but it took me 25 minutes and a lot of hyperventilating and crying to finally do it that I didn’t try again). He’ll still have to do the progesterone when the time comes because I just don’t bend that way to self-inject in the butt, but I can at least do the lupron alone!
Also – we’re officially in it and going for number 2!!!
Post # 2
Well done! And good luck!!
Post # 3
Yay! I had to inject myself for something else years ago and its super scary and hard! Good for you!!
Post # 4
LilliV : oooohhhhh when is the cycle? Are you on the September poas board or August? My cycle should be starting today (if it sticks with the 24 days it has been for the past few cycles) so I’m on the September board but I’ve been lurking the August board too lol
Post # 5
That’s great ! Good luck!
Post # 6
Sansa85 : starting lupon now and then have my baseline next week. Transfer is scheduled for mid-September! I told the doctor to make sure the embryologist who picked our daughter from the test tube picks the next one too since the first kid is so perfect lol. We are probably stopping at two kids and have 3 frozen so we’re feeling pretty good with our chances to not need another retrieval round.
Post # 7
Ahh nice work!! I did IVF 2+ years ago, and we are finally going for our FET for baby #2 as well! I’m stuck on BCP’s until the end of the month though. GL with yours! Hopefully tomorrow’s meds will be even easier 🙂
Post # 8
Good for you. After 5 IUIs and 1 FET, I still can’t give myself injections, so I’m impressed!
Post # 9
LilliV : Well done you! I would hate to have to do that so I think you are super brave. Fingers crossed for you.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies! My toddler had a wicked bad diaper rash last week and I kept telling her to “be brave like Moana” each time she needed a change because she was scared of the pain. And she was! I told myself this morning if the toddler can be brave and subject herself to something painful (and that rash definitely hurts more than a little insulin needle) then I can too!
Post # 11
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LilliV : Hey! Good for you!!
I am still in the middle of my PIO injections (48 to go!) and they suckkkkk.
I totally understand – I did all of my own injections because I was more scared of the pain than the needle and if I did it myself then I could control everything (definitely a control freak). I still do my own PIO injections but I can’t depress the syringe to get the drugs into my own butt because of that angle. Haha it is a rough process! Good for you!
Post # 12
LilliV : totally unrelated but I’ve been talking to my three year old about other kids who don’t have many toys and about how lucky my daughter is to have so much, and telling her about donating
We went through stuffed animals and toys this weekend and I showed her each item and she would say if she wanted to keep or donate it. A few times when she said she wanted to donate I was like… “really? But you loved this one and….”
I had to stop myself and say “if SHE wants to donate this, why would I want to keep it?”
It’s amazing how our thought processes change when kids come into the picture!
I hope she’s feeling better ❤️
Post # 13
Good for you! It’s insanely hard to stick yourself with a needle. I did egg donations and it was like my hand would involuntarily resist the poke. I ended up haveing my husband do most of them but he wasn’t around that shot took a long time. You should be proud of yourself for this! Good Luck!
Post # 14
MissKristi : I’ve watched videos and still don’t get how people do their own PIO – I’m impressed! I don’t think I’d be able to pull back to check for blood and actually see in the syringe. Luckily my husband is very good at it!
Post # 15
Sansa85 : yes! I can’t wait until we can start unloading baby/kid crap lol. It’s taking over my house but I feel like I should save it all for the next one.
SVandy60918 : this one is in the thigh so not as scary as the stomach. There is something back in my primal monkey brain that just will not let me stab something sharp towards my internal organs, no matter how much I know it’s not going to hurt me hahaha.