Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fert Report Day 2 and miscellaneous ramblings

Good news from the embryologist again today! Our 5 little embies are growing, we have 1 5 cell and 4 4 cells. So it looks like we are doing a 5 day transfer on Friday. Yay! In other news...

So last night was B's first night having to do an IM injection. He got out of the trigger shot since he had plans with an out of town friend and he got out of my first PIO shot because they gave to me at the office while I was their for my retrieval. He is deathly afraid of needles so I wasn't sure how this would go. I figured it would be ok since he as not the one getting stuck. I drew up the PIO for him and handed it to him. I detected some hesitation on his part so I offered to stick myself so he can see how it's done. Since I am a nurse, I am a lot more comfortable giving shots than he is. I injected myself, showed him how to pull back and check for blood and then made him inject the PIO. It's about halfway in when he tells me it is taking too long. Tell me about it, it's my ass that's getting shot with oil! It all goes in and he has to sit down, he is lightheaded. He says he is not sure if he can do this. Can you imagine what the world would be like if men had to go through half of the shit we do? Even without fertility treatments, being pregnant and having a baby is no easy task. I told him to man up and I am making him do it tonight but I have a feeling I will end up doing half of my shots myself. Once you get the hang of it, it's easy and I like having control.

We had a pregnancy announcement last night. I wasn't at all surprised. I am actually not a huge fan of this girl, the first time I met her was right after I had gotten engaged and the first things she says to me is "your ring in so beautiful, is that a yellow diamond?" Um no honey it's not and that is so rude!! And for the record this is my e-ring and it doesn't look yellow at all!

Anyway, back to the story. So this girl has been planning her pregnancy for the last year. She has a twin who had a baby a year ago and she was so jealous she wanted to have one too but she was engaged and didn't want to get pregnant before their wedding, which was last November. They had a destination wedding so they planned a honeymoon to Hawaii for February and she didn't want to be pregnant for that either so she just got pregnant as soon as they got back. It's soo not fair, why can some people just decide to get pregnant and boom it happens and here I am 2+ years later still waiting. I can't even begin to imagine what it must feel like to think oh I would like to be pregnant in March, have sex and then be pregnant. Ugh.


  1. Congrats on your embryos!!! Your ring is beautiful and it doesn't look yellow at all..so strange?!

  2. That's fantastic news your embryos are doing so well! Best of luck for Friday! And yes it amazes me how people can just 'plan' to get pregnant for a certain month, ugh if only it were that simple!

  3. Yay for the good news about the embryos... they're right on schedule:]
    I laughed out loud because I can SO relate to the PIO shot ordeal... PC has to sit on the bed, then he has to breathe and count (all for himself) while I'm standing there waiting...waiting...waiting. He's done it though so I must give him credit!
    I love the ring, maybe she needs her eyes checked?!? Those type of announcements feel like such a kick in the gut, ugh!

  4. Great news about the embies!! Good luck on Friday!

    Sorry about that pregnancy announcement. I'm still baffled how babies are concieved at all after going through IF. Of all the things that have to take place, how is it even possible, let alone plan-able??? So frustrating.

  5. thats great news. and ring is fab.

  6. super beautiful ring. I am growing more and more fond of jewelry as I age, especially the real stuff! :)

    So very exciting that your emboss are growing so well. Friday is going to be a very big day for us girls!

    and seriously, the getting pregnant on the first try really does get me going. My poor bestie got pregnant both times on the first try. I love her, but hate that fact. Not that I'd want it any differently for her, just that I am crazy jealous.

  7. your ring is so pretty! (and most definitely NOT yellow)

    It is almost time! Grow embies grow!

    yeah uhhh, I can't stand that....women who just say "I want to give birth in the summer so we'll try in October to have a June/July baby" and of course they are pregnant 2 weeks late with a June baby. WTF