During my first IVF, my husband gave me most of my injections – both subcutaneously and intramuscular. Over time, I took over the subcutaneous injections and he handled the IM ones. As we approach IVF #2, I asked him if he’d be interested in taking over all of the injections so he felt like he was more a part of what’s going on. We decided that I’ll stick to handling the subcutaneous injections and he’ll handle the IM ones. His main focus will this go around will be taking good care of me, making sure my stress levels are kept low, making sure I’m eating right, and making sure my cravings are fulfilled. Sounds like a plan to me! I love my husband! We’re the best partners on earth!
IVF #2, I hope you’re ready for us! Baby, here we come!
Kinda adding to my post from yesterday, I think I’ll come up with some visualizations that I can use while I’m doing injections or swallowing pills. Something that reminds me why we’re doing this. Something that keeps me grounded to the fact that we will be parents – that this will be the time that works. After all of these cycles, I sort of got into a rhythm of normalcy. I don’t want to be comfortable with injections. I want to have every injection be a reminder of why I’m doing this. I’m not injecting to inject, I’m injecting to get pregnant! I have to remember that every needle signifies being one step closer to our baby. I have to get out of my comfort zone and into my baby baking zone!
P.S. Have I told you how happy I am that we decided to take a break? I needed this time to sort through my thoughts and truly prepare for what’s next.