Kind of a blah day.
Came home from work early hoping to catch up on some sleep to kick this cold. As ridiculous as it sounds given what I’m doing to get pregnant, I actually am very anti-medication. I hardly ever take anything (well, again, aside from all these IF meds). Last night I caved and took some nose spray so I could breathe. Still ended up waking up around 4 all congested. So while the cl.omid side effects are gone, I still can’t freaking sleep.

Had a really hard time with my f.ollistim injection last night. It was almost as if the needle was dull, I couldn’t get it to pierce the skin and then when I did, it really hurt. As long as it all got in there and works though I’ll be ok. I really hope I’ve still got 4 growing at a decent size when I go in tomorrow. Although I don’t know how you ivf ladies do it, my right side already feels uncomfortable, like someone is pinching me on the inside.

Wish I had something more exciting to post about, but everything is just blah here.


December 19, 2007. injections, iui #2, sick. 9 comments.

CD 1

This is probably a waaayyy TMI post, even for those of us who share details 😉

AF arrived in the middle of the night. It was a lovely moment when I realized that at that particular moment in time, my ears were the only orifice that was not oozing bodily fluids. Lovely image, I know.

I managed to sleep for about 4 hours last night, so I’m just lounging away in bed. Trying to do some work but it’s just not happening. I have kept down the 5 saltines I had for brekkie around 9. So I’m counting that as a success.

I am SO glad AF didn’t show up until today. I just looked at the calendar and if she had shown up yesterday, I would have been shooting up first at concert on Thursday and then at N.obu on Saturday for my friend’s 30th birthday party (which I am SOOO excited for). While I’m fairly certain that it would not be the first time the bathroom at the 9:30 C.lub saw a syringe (local ladies can probably back me up with that) but I still wasn’t feeling it. Seems like I’d just be begging for some sort of infection…or someone wanting me to share and not believing me when I repeatedly tell them, “it’s not what you think”. I would have been alright up in NY, just seems kinda rock star to do it there….plus I can’t help but think that their bathroom would be cleaner. But now I don’t have to worry about that….and I’m so glad!

Uggmeds just arrived and are not helping the nausea. Going to take a nap instead of dealing with them, keep your fingers crossed that those crackers stay down!

December 10, 2007. injections, iui #2, sick. 10 comments.


I didn’t bring home a good one. My cousin and his 2 kids were just getting over a stomach bug last week and they seem to have shared it with me. I am now counting the minutes until Mr H makes it back from his Imm.odium run (he he he, didn’t notice that little joke until right now). I have this ridiculous aversion to throwing up and generally make myself sicker because I just refuse to do it. This time I don’t know if I’ll win this little battle with my stomach. And I’m such a baby…I hate stomach bugs.

Other than my little souvenir, the weekend went way too fast and was exactly what I needed. That side of the family knows about our IF and recent negative and everyone was just wonderful. My cousin’s 8 month old is just adorable and I had so much fun with her. And since we’re now ‘out’ about our infertility, it was the first time I’ve played with a baby and people didn’t tell me what a natural I am, or ask when I’m going to get one of my own. It was very refreshing.

And if anyone has any spare prayers, please add my aunt to your list. Her breast cancer is spreading and the meds she had been using to keep it under control (Fe.mera coincidentally) are no longer working. So chemo is her next step. I’m so glad we were able to make it down there for her birthday.

And it looks like I didn’t need to take my meds for any extra time, AF still hasn’t shown up, although right now I’m glad.

Alright, Mr H is back with my drugs, some red Gato.rade (my fave) and ginger ale. Isn’t he the best??

updated at 9:00–lost my battle with the porcelin god. I am such a baby when it comes to puking

December 10, 2007. family, sick. 10 comments.