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I am so relaxed about this cycle, that I was wrong last night when I said my ultrasound and blood work would be today.  They’re tomorrow.  As of right now, my lady bits are still their natural color.  We will see what tomorrow brings.  I don’t have high hopes of walking out of there without a prescription for estrace tablets.

I like to be prepared, it makes me feel in control.  When I started my lupron injections, I loaded up my shot kit with a week’s worth of needles and alcohol pads – and I did that each Saturday night after I depleted the week’s supply.  It was sort of fun.  It made me feel like we were making progress – that we were moving forward.

When it comes to PIO, I load up the needles differently.  I don’t know how long I’ll be doing PIO shots – it all depends on whether or not this cycle works.  If it works, I will need 3 months worth of needles (that many would never fit in my kit at once).  If it does not work, I will need 17 needles. The last thing I want to do is unload my shot kit if I get a negative beta – therefore I am very strategic so that I don’t have to do that.  EVER.  I don’t even want to let the needles wait to be unloaded until the next cycle starts because I want to start that next cycle with a positive attitude – a fresh mindset.  So I load up the kit with the exact number of needles I will need to get to the beta – and that is all.

I loaded up my kit tonight.  There are 17 pink needles (used to draw the PIO into the syringe) and 7 shots with black needles (black needles are used to inject).

Pink = pain

Black = butt

My kit is not large enough to hold 17 shots with black needles, so I load those up weekly.  You can bet the farm that when we get to the week of October 21 (beta will likely be on the 24th), I will only be loading up 3 shots with black needles to get me through the night of the 23rd.  If I fail the beta on the 24th, there will be no more pink or black needles in my kit – which is how I want it to be.

Ice packs are in the freezer just waiting for Sunday.

Here we go…

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

11 thoughts on “Strategy

  1. I love your strategy!

    We’ll both be getting scanned tomorrow – hope we both get good reports. 🙂

  2. I wouldn’t expect anything less from you! 🙂 So TODAY I will be thinking of you and sending lots of positive vibes!

  3. It is so different cycling now than it was before. There does seem to be a more laid back atmosphere to it. I’m sorry you still have to do the shots though….that kind of sucks. But at least your super organized….I never had a shot kit and I’m kind of jealous. I just had everything all laid out in the guest bathroom….this time all I have is my crinone gel, so nothing elaborate. Hoping your scan and everything went well and your lady bits will soon be smurf blue….because of course that means things are moving in the right direction!

  4. I totally love you for this. This is totally what I would have done as well!!

  5. Love your shot kit! Every night my hubs and I get everything out, and then put it back… May be easier to do it weekly! I love how FET’s are easier now than they were pre-baby, don’t you? 🙂

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