Friday, April 10, 2009

Counting down

First thing I need to do is give props to DH. He unloaded the dishwasher, fed the cat, shot me in the ass, and is changing a wheel baring on my car. I feel like a big slacker comparatively and I really appreciate all the help he's given me lately.

Speaking of that shot. It didn't go exactly as I had planned. I meant to have the clinic draw a mark on me where to give the shot on Wednesday and completely forgot about all of that. So we're in the kitchen debating about where to give it. It always seems like it's given much higher up than I expect it.

I'd never mixed or practiced with the needles either and the nurse had given me some needles I'd never seen before... the kind that have a piece that slides over the tip at the end to protect you after the needle is used. So first I'm worried the needle isn't screwed on to the syringe properly. Then I can't get the cap off (in my defense these were some kind of tricky safety caps, not the kind you see people in the movies bite with their teeth to pull off). Finally, with enough force and finesse I managed that small miracle. Then I wasn't expecting the needle cover thing on it and I'm trying to figure out what it is and accidentally covered the needles and then had to figure out how to get it back off the tip.

Needle drama over with, I handed the filled syringe over to DH and then had a tiny freak out. He's given lots of shots to livestock before, but if he ever compares me to a cow, I will kill him. We briefly went over the procedure again and he did a great job. I hope we never have to do that again, but at least we know we can now.

Oh, and I was kinda excited to be getting HCG at night, right before bed cause it always makes me feel kinda dizzy and icky and I thought I would just be able to sleep through the side effects. NO. I kept waking up throughout the night dizzy and nauseous. Awesome.

T minus 24 hours to the IUI.


Celia said...

I am not looking forward to the ass shot. That means Mr. has to see my butt in full LIGHT, right?

Is four weeks enough time to trade my butt in for Halle Berry's?

Also, I had a 16 year old moment of immature hilarity imagining someone reading that post that was unfamiliar with TTC.

Michelle said...

Good luck! I hope it works. The 2 cycles that I was supposed to do the shots, I never produced anything so I've never had to go through that. The thought of my husband giving me a shot makes me want to vomit. I don't know if he could actually do

{Mrs.M} said...

24 hours!! Exciting!!!!!
How bad did the ass shot hurt??? eek! Thinking good thoughts !

Hillary said...

Way to go Amanda's DH!! So exciting that you're so close to the IUI!

Celia said...

IT'S TODAY. I am all agog.