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Friday, July 16, 2010

One PIO Down (and many more to go-I hope!)

Well, my ultrasound and labs were great on Wednesday - they wanted my lining at least 8mm and I was at 9.7mm. So, I was given clearance to begin my PIO injections this morning. We were blessed in having a friend locally who has done IVF herself come over and show Aaron how to inject me. Even though we're not actually going through an IVF cycle ourselves, these shots are used in both fresh IVF cycles and frozen embryo cycles. I think having her show him in person how to do it will really help us a lot. She did reiterate what so many others have also told me - these shots hurt a lot, especially by the end of it. I'm already a little sore from this morning's shot, but it's mind over matter, I guess. Ashley did tell me about EMLA cream which is supposed to numb the area prior to injection. I asked the NEDC nurse to call in the prescription for it at my local pharmacy. However, I wasn't aware that you had to put it on your skin at least an hour prior to injection, so I didn't use it this morning. It will be hard to fit that into my schedule before work in the morning, but I plan on using it for my evening shots.

All is well - Our babies will be getting out of the freezer and Lord willing, in my belly on Tuesday morning at 10:15am! Please pray that they will both survive the thaw and transfer well - to hopefully implant sometime mid-next week (I read that an embryo at the blastocyst stage should attach to the uterus 24-48 hours after an embryo transfer).

16 comments:

Angie said...

It is getting so close!!!

Praying all goes well with your transfer!

Jen said...

Sorry the shot was uncomfortable. Hopefully it will get easier as you both practice.

Lisa said...

You are getting so close to "meeting" your babies. Congratulations!

Nikki said...

Woo WHOO! Yay! That is sooooo exciting! I'll be praying for you :)

Christina said...

I hope you have many, many more to go too!

kdactyl said...

I never did the numbing cream...I found that 3-5 minutes of an ice pack on your bum just before injection does the same thing...I very rarely felt anything...and had very little bruising. Some soreness, yes...but the actual injection...no big deal. Give it a try. I did two full IVF cycles and then our frozen embryo cycle so my cheeks have seen some serious pokage...I'm excited for your transfer...I pray it all goes great and you get that BFP to go with it!

Ashley said...

Maybe we'll eventually learn to like those shots.... hahaha! It's all for the babies!

Jess said...

So exciting!! Praying for your little embies!

Room for More said...

So exciting and I hope those PIO shots ease up in the pain category! You are almost down to hours now instead of days!!! : )

The Queen B said...

Oh my gosh... I am so super excited for you guys. You will be in our prayers!!!

Elizabeth and Dan said...

Jennifer! I seriously can't believe your transfer is around the corner already. You were the first person I found online who was doing an embryo adoption and so I am so excited for you and Aaron to make it to the transfer. I will be praying for you, Ashley, and Christina this week. Thanks for keeping us updated.

twondra said...

Definitely praying for you!! How exciting!!

embieadoptmom said...

Getting close YIPPEEE!

Room for More said...

My DH is having surgery on Monday and I won't be able to check in with you until Tuesday or after, but know I AM praying for you. The next time I 'talk' to you, you will be PREGNANT!!! YIPPEE!!!

Emily said...

YAY!!! praying all goes well. :)

Room for More said...

Hey you! I hope all went well and you are a PREGNANT MOMMY!! : )