Monday, January 9, 2012


 Thank you all so much for your comments and helping me see that I am not completely crazy for being scared of this actually working. The Hubby confirmed I am not crazy too. He actually said  what a bunch of you did. How the next step, pregnancy and parenting, is a big step and it is going to be scary sometimes since it is completely new to us. And then he made me laugh by saying "If crazy so and so can do it then we will be fine!"

I triggered last night, but before I tell you that embarrassing story I am going to go back to yesterday morning's US and blood work.

My ovaries are apparently extremely difficult to scan. She found lefty after digging pretty hard and found a 17mm follicle (was 15mm on Saturday) and then told me I had a few 12mm and everything else was small. I asked what happened to the 14mm and 13mm she had seen the previous day. She told me because my ovaries are so difficult and all the shadowing she probably had measured 2 smaller ones together by accident. After lots more digging she found righty. On Saturday there were follicles, but they were small. This times she found a few 12mm. She moved around and double checked them. Yup, I have a few 12mm follies on righty. Oh and I forgot to write yesterday, my lining is absolutely perfect and ready to welcome our little one.

So we have 1 really good 17mm and a bunch of 12mm follies that some might grow a bit more before I ovulate. We don't know. I'm focusing on my little 17mm trooper. Hoping it is holding a perfect little egg that will become our baby.

She called me yesterday afternoon with my blood work results. My LH seems to be starting to surge so I was told to trigger last night between 8-9.

I have no problem giving blood or getting shots. I am a medical assistant. I have prepped many shots and given many other people. I thought I would be fine giving myself a shot. Its not even a IM shot its just in my belly fat! I can do that! Yea...I couldn't do that.

The Hubby was with me as I cleaned the area, prepped the shot and stood there starting to shake. We moved to the bedroom so I could lay down and give it to myself, maybe that would be easier? Nope, laid there shaking like a leaf. The Hubby had said many times that he wouldn't be able to give me a shot so I had to do it, but when he saw me so scared he asked me if I wanted him to do it. I just shook my head yes. He went and washed his hands and read the directions again even though I told him what to do. I closed my eyes, hummed a song (I don't remember what lol) and the Hubby gave it to me.

After he was done I thanked him over and over, gave him a big kiss and started to cry. He said he would do anything for me and whatever it takes to get to our baby. He got in bed with me and gently rubbed the spot he gave me the shot. Then he went lower and gently rubbed over lefty and had a little chat with the 17mm follicle. I am keeping what he said for me and close to my heart, but I will tell you he made me laugh and cry a little more. He is so amazing and keeps surprising me and melting my heart with the things he says and does. I woke up this morning feeling good. Back to relaxed an calm. Hopefully I can stay like this for tomorrow.

So tomorrow (Tuesday) is our IUI. We have to be in the office at 6:30am. We will be bringing the Hubby's sample with us. We get a much better sample in the comfort of our home and we want to have the best sample possible.

I will update tomorrow after the IUI and tell you about what I am doing Tuesday night to kick off my 2WW. The IUI landed on a perfect day.


  1. Whoo hoo!  I am so excited for you!!!!!!!  Sending you lots of good vibes!

  2. Julie Burt NicholsJanuary 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Hi there, just found your blog. I'm so excited for your first IUI! I did 3 of these and they were all pretty painless and quick -- it was over in like 3 minutes and then I just had to lay on the table for 5 minutes reading a magazine. Best of luck to you!!!

  3. Congrats! I will be thinking of that 17mm follicle too! Aren't husbands amazing? Just when you think they can't get any better, they step up to the plate and give you a shot and talk to your ovary. Love it.

  4. Amber @ casomeday.blogspot.comJanuary 9, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Congrats!! Hoping for a smooth IUI tomorrow!!!

  5. Pregnancy and parenting are both scary rides...but totally worth all the shots and misery.
    Best of luck!!! I've got everything I can cross crossed for you :)

  6. So exciting! All of it. *giggle* Glad your hubby was there to help with the injection, that is just too sweet!
    Good luck with your IUI tomorrow! Fingers crossed that it goes smoothly and I'll be following your 2WW.

  7. This whole journey can tear some couples apart or strengthen the bond of others.  For me and my hubs, it has been the latter and it seems the same for you too! We're lucky. Good luck tomorrow and keep us updated!

  8. Bless those hubbies!!!  Good luck :)

  9. Can't wait til you've also been insperminated!  :)

  10. Yay!  If it makes you feel better, I once spent 30 minutes getting up the courage to inject myself with an Imitrex pen.  I would be screwed if I ever actually needed my Epipen because I am a total wuss.  Here's hoping 17mm is your future baby!

  11. I'm a bit delayed in my comments because it's been such a big week for me, but well done for getting through it all and I am sending lots of positive baby vibes your way!


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