First week of shots

Thursday, April 14, 2016



I have almost completed my first week of shots! Let me just give you a glimpse into how the very first shot went…

So all day I was contemplating whether I wanted to give the shots to myself or give up control and let hubs do it to me. Let's see… I'm a PA and I give joint injections all day every day. Husband has never given a shot before. I'm not scared of needles and don't mind shots however, I just wasn't sure I would be able to give them to myself. These shots are subcutaneous so not super deep and go in my belly. However, in a few weeks I will start intramuscular injections which have to go in my booty (which I obviously can't do myself). So after much back and forth I decided to let him start practicing now.

So, how did he do?! He did great! He is quickly becoming a professional shot-giver. And I'm pretty sure he secretly enjoys stabbing me with a needle...

Right now it is just one shot of Lupron a night. Next weekend we add two more a night for a whopping 3 shots every night. Who wants to join our shot party?!? (If only they were shots of tequila and not shots of Menopur and Follistim)

How am I feeling? No real side effects yet, thankfully. The medicine burns for about 15 minutes and makes a small welt at the injection site but I put a heating pad on my tummy and it seems to help. My tummy is already covered in small bruises! Battle wounds I like to call them. I was worried that I was going to get terrible headaches because I am SUPER sensitive to medications and really any changes with my body. Knock on wood, I haven't had any headaches yet and I am praying it stays that way! Next weekend when I begin the Menopur and Follistim is when my ovaries will really start growing from the size of almonds to the size of apples and I will begin experiencing the dreaded side effects. That is when I have to stop exercising or doing any physical activity due to the risk of ovarian torsion. So for now I am continuing to go to the gym every day, drink lots of water, and get as much sleep as possible.

Baby Davis, we are coming for you!

Linking up with Annie and Jess

32 comments :

  1. I'm so glad that it's going well! Husbands are rock stars and rise to the occasion when they need to. I'm glad he's there to help you--it makes such a difference. Ill be thinking of you and saying some prayers for you this weekend that all goes well with the added shots! And I'm always here if you need to talk/vent! Love ya!

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  2. So glad to hear it's going well!! Continued prayers with the added shots! Hugs

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  3. Glad you're feeling okay so far!! I don't know much about IVF, but I do know hormones can do crazy things to your body and you're fortunate to have an awesome support system through all of this. You got this!!! You two are going to make one beautiful baby!!

    xo, Kristina

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  4. What an awesome husband, kudos to him. Glad side effects haven't set in, prayers the don't with the added shots. I've been thinking of you a lot this week, love to you and sweet lil baby davis.

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  5. aw the husband is doing so well! been keeping track on the snapchat! you two are so strong! sending all the love and positive thoughts!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. That's awesome that you haven't had any bad side effects yet!Here's to smooth sailing ahead:)

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  7. Oh no, I totally laughed at your comment about your hubs secretly enjoying stabbing you with the needle, ha! While I'm sure it's NOT true (!!!) it made me feel a little guilty for the secret pleasure I feel when waxing people I love most, ha ha! I always tease my mom that it's pay back for the spankings I received when I was growing up, HA! (And I really am just teasing! I'm not a crazy person ;))
    Yay for no side effects yet!! Praying for you, your hubs and baby davis as you go through this process!!

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  8. So glad your hubby is comfortable giving you the shots and he's doing great at it! The comment about him secretly enjoying stabbing you with a needle made me laugh! Pretty sure mine wouldn't complain about doing that to me either ;) Glad you're feeling ok so far, hope that continues! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. I am so proud of both of you - you both have shown so much courage!! Continuing to pray for you during this process! I totally agree with Kristina, yall are going to have a beautiful baby!!

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  10. Thinking of y'all through this! And yay for husband being an expert at shot-giving! I don't think I would do so well at that task...

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  11. So glad its going well. I will be thinking of you guys !!!
    Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  12. I get allergy shots and I've had the option to give them to myself, but I couldn't do it either. Continuing to pray for y'all!

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  13. I'm so glad things are going well! I will continue to keep you in my prayers!!

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  14. So glad you are still feeling well. I will definitely keep you guys in my prayers. Sending thoughts and baby dust!!

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  15. So glad to hear things are going well! And that you have a great shot-giver!

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  16. So good that you aren't feeling any side effects yet. Definitely sending thoughts to you and your husband!!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  17. Continued thoughts and prayers with and for you, friend! At least you have a super handsome shot-giver! ;)

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  18. Thinking so many happy thoughts for you! This baby is going to be lucky to have you as a mama!

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  19. Sending so many positive vibes your way! How cool to document this journey that you're taking! Prayers for that sweet babe you are looking forward to!!!

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  20. I'm glad to hear it's going smooth so far! Best of luck as you continue this journey!

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  21. Prayers as you guys continue this journey!!

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  22. Go, momma go! I'm glad you're feeling so great - those battle wounds will certainly be worth it! Praying for y'all!

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  23. Y'all are doing awesome!!! Thanks for the update!! Baby Davis is coming!! After the round of 3 shots, how much longer do you have to keep doing them for before the extraction?

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  24. Again, I love that you're sharing so much of this! Sending prayers and good thoughts!

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  25. Those battle wounds will totally be worth it! Thanks for sharing your journey with us - as always, prayers as you guys continue this! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  26. I'm so glad it's going well so far! My husband is a type 1 diabetic, king of shots. He gives me my monthly B-12 shots to the ass. We would attend your shot party. <3

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  27. Way to go hubs! That would make me so nervous to do it myself— I’m terrible with shots! So happy to hear you’re feeling well. Sending extra prayers y’alls way!

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  28. Praying for you both! You're a trooper for giving up control of the shots. Y'all are the perfect team for this journey :)

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  29. I laughed when you said he secretly loves stabbing you with a needle!! So happy the first week has gone well - praying for you sweet friend!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  30. So not only can you husband do your hair but now he can give shots.....all while looking that handsome. I tell you what ;-) In all seriousness thank you for sharing your journey and you know I am praying for you.

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  31. Way to go, G! G is such a good one! Always thinking of you! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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