Tuesday, May 17, 2011


As I said yesterday, I am now the proud owner of an IVF calendar. Along with knowing a rough outline of when things are going to happen, I also found out what medications I will be taking (and where)....

Birth Control
Prenatal Vitamin
81mg Aspirin
Menopur (intramuscular)
Follistim (thigh)
HCG Trigger (not sure exactly what I'll have)
Estrace (orally twice a day)
Endometrin (3 times per day)-- can I get three cheers for no PIO?!?!?!

I was not super excited when she told me that they would like me to do the menopur as an IM injection and the follistim in the thigh, but I can do it. The nurse explained that these injections would be best absorbed in these locations and doing it this way would give me 3 different injection sights instead of taking all of them in the belly. I just have to keep telling myself... WHATEVER IT TAKES!!

I am SO ready!


E and R said...

You can do it! It seems like just the other day we were talking about how it all seemed so far off and now its just around the corner. So excited for you!

Michele said...

I have no experience with injections, I wish you all the best and look forward to your posts post-injection.

L said...

I can't believe it's already here - so excited for you!

Diana said...

how exciting!! I don't know much about IVF but going through infertility is all so surreal to me. It amazes me what we all go through and the different emotions we have to face when dealing with this. Hang in there and I will be thinking of u and look forward to reading more of this journey. I go to the Dr this week so I'm hoping to get a good "plan" going.

We will get out baby!! :)

Baby Hopes said...

So exciting!!! You're underway!!! Wishing you all of the very best and every success! Congratulations!!!

Kelli said...

I agree..in some funny way...I like having the calendar in possession. It tells you it's really about to happen! =0)

Bobbi said...

The calendar always makes things feel so real! I LIVED by that calendar. I'm getting so very excited for you! :)