Monday, December 7, 2009

34 - Update

34 is the number of needles that will be inserted into me by the time I go to bed this evening. Here's the breakdown:
-1 blood draw
- 30 acupuncture needles to keep energy happily circulating
- 1 pre-filled gan.irelix syringe (and does anyone else find those needles not as sharp as you might wish?)
- 1 and meno.pur cocktail
- 1 ovidr.el shot later tonight

Yep -- tonight is the night and I would be lying if I said I wasn't somewhat nervous about the monster needle. I'm also somewhat nervous about the Boy wielding said needle, since he has done exactly zero of my injections and keeps talking about the syringe like it's a javelin or something. So if you hear screaming at 9.35 EST, that will be me after my husband takes a running stab at my rear.

After an anxiety-producing slow start, it looks like there are about 10 follicles over 15mm on the right (largest are at 19mm) and about 6 on the left (largest also around 19mm), but some are smaller and likely won't catch up. Honestly, I kind of lost count, since there was a certain amount of discomfort from the vagicam required to get those numbers. But whatever it is, it's more than zero, and that makes me happy.

I'm just trying to relax and feel part of the process and not obsess. I think I might watch a movie or two just to keep my mind off of things...

We're on our way!

Updated: shot wasn't that big a deal! The Boy was so nervous that I actually ended up doing most of it -- he was in charge of the plunger and then pulling it out. I have to admit that I watched about 10 online videos before he came home to prep, so was mostly prepared.

Yay for us!


  1. So exciting! Can't wait to hear the results tomorrow. I'm just a few days behind you -- we're shooting for Thursday or Friday. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!


  2. great count! good luck - i've go everything crossed!

  3. Yay for lots of follies! Good luck to the Boy for the injection tonight. In about 22 minutes, it looks like. I'll be keeping an ear out for any screaming :).

  4. It's 9:30 right now, I'll keep my ears tuned for cries for help in the next 2-4 minutes! GL it sounds like this cycle has tons of promise for you. Please keep us posted for ER and ET. P&PTs!

  5. Oh my gosh - I'm so excited for you. I can't believe you got here so quickly! I somehow got behind. Glad the shot went well. 34 is A LOT of needles for one day - you go, girl!

  6. Oh and congrats on all the follies - that is awesome! I never had numbers like that. You are going to be just a couple of days behind me on the transfer and 2ww.

  7. I have been following for a few days. Things are looking good. Good luck!