Thursday, February 2, 2012

Catching Up

I feel like I'm out of the loop this past week with my blog! I've been trying to read and keep up on everyone's blogs and keep in touch with all of you. The typically cold and snowy winters here in Ohio have been replaced this week with beautiful sunshine and temps hitting the 60's a couple of days this week!! It's been more enticing to be outside! We've been loving it and even fired the grill up a few days ago and enjoyed our little taste of spring.

We are a week into our Lupr.on shots and I'm still feeling good. Today is the first day that I feel a little different/ moody but not too bad (hopefully hubby would agree with that)! The shots have been going well, J has been so great to give them to me every evening. I like to think I could be brave and do it myself, but I'm not so sure! A few days ago, the shot felt a little different and he said it seemed different to him. Within a few minutes it was really red and about 20 minutes later was starting to bruise. By later that night, I had a quarter-sized purple bruise on the right side of my stomach. My bff says its my battle wound! Anybody else had this happen? From what I've read it sounds like we may have hit a blood vessel but nothing to worry about.

At this point we're just waiting on AF to arrive - maybe the one time in our lives that we're looking forward to her showing up! Then it's on to the RE for an ultrasound and bloodwork to make sure we're suppressed and then the switch to Bra.velle and Men.opur.

Oh, I also promised an update on the pre-conception massage... let's just say it was wonderful! I originally scheduled appointments for J and I both but I couldn't talk him into going. So, I called my sister and she went along with me. I didn't really know what to expect but it was way more than an abdominal massage. Basically she did a full body massage and spent about 10 minutes on my stomach. I don't know how they can "prove" that it's specifically beneficial to women who are TTC but it was so wonderful and relaxing that it was worth it.

It was also nice to spend some time just me and my sister catching up. We enjoyed a nice dinner after the massage and really just had a good time together. She is 20 weeks pregnant but is sincerely making an effort to be there for us and keep our feelings in the forefront during her pregnancy. They found out on Monday that they're having another little boy. Is it bad that I was excited since that means maybe we could still have the first girl on my side? :)

So that's where we're at... full speed ahead and hanging on for dear life!

9 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you're back! Sorry about that bruise. I only got one and it was a very painful injection. Definitely think I hit something. Bluck! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the massage. The stomach part might make me tense but I've got a naturally fluffy tummy that I'm not too proud of...Proud of you for your positivity and kindness w your sis. That's tough. Hang in there girlie!

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  2. I am glad to hear you are doing well and chugging along. I hope AF shows soon and you can get on with it already!

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  3. I'm so glad to hear that you're doing well on Lu.pron. That bruise is most certainly a battle wound, but one you should be proud of! I'm also glad that the massage went so well and that you've been enjoying the weather. Hoping AF shows up soon so that you can move on to the next stage of this journey.

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  4. I've had a bruise like that when doing injections too. It is definitely from hitting a blood vessel. Nothing to worry about and a great battle wound.

    Glad the massage and dinner with your sister was great. And enjoy that weather! It's still insanely freezing here, but they have shown that Sunday might warm up 20 degrees (to just below freezing)!!

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  5. Glad to hear this cycle is going well so far! And I'm so glad your sister is taking care to be mindful of your feelings - that is so wonderful of her.

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  6. That's awesome that hubby is giving you the shots! Thanks for the update.

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  7. So glad things are moving along! Glad you enjoyed your massage. They are so wonderful!

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  8. love the new look and feel of your blog - its beautiful! Fingers crossed for you for this cycle and the treatments xxx

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