Saturday, May 14, 2011

A little of this...

And a little of that.....
(My life at the moment in bullet points)

* My rear end hurts!! Thank God for ice packs and there ability to numb things!! For the past several days I have been icing my hiney before shot time; helps tremendously with not being able to feel the needle go in; problem is after the numbness is gone I'm still left with the bruising (and knots) which hurt to walk, sit, and lay down--I have tried heating pads but they really don't seem to make a difference--funny thing is as bad as they hurt I still get excited about shot time because that means we are one shot closer to retrieval...

* I never thought ovary pain would make me so happy--my ovaries have been throbbing all day long (even my right one which has been quite the slacker)--  throbbing = growth ... growth = happiness!!

* Crybaby--yes that still explains me to 'T'

* I'm so thankful for so many of my sweet friends who have been emailing me local job listings; I have been applying to some, but to be honest I won't be job hunting full force until mid June--I want to get through this journey, enjoy every pain-saking moment--stress free :)

* My appointment Monday is supposed to be pre-op, however I won't know if it's pre-op until Monday--It's funny how fast this whole cycle has flown by, I remember being on my birth control part wishing and hoping for those days to pass and now I am 'praying' almost to retrieval and then just a short 5 days away from transfer..AMAZING!

* I was so worried in the beginning of this journey that I would gain so much weight (not that I'm complaining about gaining weight, if I am pregnant I will happily gain whatever I need to in order to carry my baby-ies) however--I read horror stories of women who gained 10-20lbs just in the IVF process...I shockingly have lost a pound and a half since the beginning of this journey (maybe---just maybe--God is saving my weight gain for pregnancy--wishful thinking!!)

* Last year if you would have asked me if we would be doing IVF in 2011 I wold have sadly said no; I am thankful for this opportunity--so thankful that it brings tears to my eyes--I want this more than anything in the world and I pray this is His plan for us!! We are doing our best (through thick and thin) to remain hopeful, to keep our faith and to lean on our amazing support system. No one told me life was easy, No one told me this IVF journey would be easy--but I never thought it would be this hard---however, were not even to the end and it's a very rewarding journey. I thought infertility and everything over the past 5 years brought Zach and I so close, nothing compares to the past few weeks...our bond is unbreakable, indescribable, unimaginable, all because of one word: infertility. This next week not only will be hopefully be celebrating the fertilization of our babies but we will be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate it together! 

One love---One life---One DREAM

9 comments:

Veronique said...

When I did IVF for my surrogacy journey, the shots began to hurt so much and the fertility clinic I was going to told me to take EMLA cream to numb the site before each injection.

EMLA is a MIRACLE cream. You just need to put a thick layer of it where you will be injecting and cover it with a bandage that won`t absorb it all. You leave it there for an hour and then you`re ready for your injection.

When I picked this cream up at the pharmacy, the pharmacist told me not to bother buying this cream because it would only numb superficially. But let me tell you, it numbs VERY deep and is so worth it. I swear, 8 out of 10 times, I did NOT feel the needle go in at all. Everytime I hear of someone taking daily injections, I HAVE to tell them about this cream. It`s so worth it!

I`m praying for you and your husband. :)

Veronique

http://www.lifeasaluce.blogspot.com/

twondra said...

I remember the hurting ovaries and it was an amazing feeling to me. I loved going through the IVF process and miss it so much.

Definitely praying for you sweetie. Love ya girl!

Mrs BabyDream said...

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Melody said...

I'm praying for you all. So sorry about your job but good for you focusing on this first. Don't need stress when ttc!

Rathi said...

Praying for you guys too! I remember all the shots as well but the knots will go away eventually! I didn't gain much with the meds and with morning sickness i actually lost a bit before i gained it back! But it will all be worth it very soon! So happy for you guys and can't wait to keep reading about your journey!

Alicia Nelson said...

for the booty injections, spreading the skin tight with two fingers works wonders for me for the pain of giving the shots. Then I massage and sit on a heating pad. I also try (well, my husband does), to go in a circle with the injections to avoid hitting the same place twice. For belly shots, I pinch the skin.

Good luck today!

HogChick said...

You are in my prayers! I've been in your shoes and we actually did my shots in my belly. I would suggest after you do the injection, just rub the area a bit. I also recommend once you start the progesterone shots that you put a heating pad on the area for about 10 minutes before you do the shot. This helped me tremendously! The progesterone oil is very thick and the heat helped "melt" it a bit so that it wasn't so painful. And, alternate each side and massage the injection area to help work it in.

Carla said...

Tiffany you are simply amazing. Your journey is one of complete faith and pure love. Honey, God has great things in store for you. I am so proud of you and Zach. Love to you both.

wallacefamilyblog said...

lots of prayers for this journey and that retrieval day comes soon:)


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