Saturday, August 14, 2010

EXPERIENCING A LITTLE SORENESS:)






Experiencing a little soreness....
on my rear that is:)



Experiencing what my husband would be like as a male nurse...
and the freaky thing is he would be really good:)




Experiencing some nausea...
for which I am extremely grateful...:)

Experiencing too much over the top heat...
I think we are supposedly expecting a cool front...
It is supposed to be around 93 degrees and Greg is trying to convince me, that it really will feel so much better:)



Experiencing our last week of summer coming up this next week...
I am school planned, schedule made up for all 5 kiddos, and have our daily/weekly/and monthly chore charts made up...
I feel like I got a HUGE amount of things accomplished on my day out...
Thank you Greg for letting me do that...
I am hoping we will all reap the benefits:)

Experienced a whole lot of tears tonight watching the movie Letters from God with my 2 older boys...
It was really good, and very touching... yay... for a good Christian based movie out there!




So I want to give you a quick little overview on the meds that I had to take for the Frozen Embryo Transfer...


Basically all we did was pick a date for the transfer... Wednesday JULY 14th 2010. The clinic counted back 3 weeks and that was the first day of my delestrogen shots. I needed to take them 2 times a week until the transfer. This was to help prepare the lining of the uterus to be ready to receive the baby/babies. You need to have a good thick lining to make it the perfect place for the baby to grow:) And each ultrasound I had showed that my body was doing just as we were hoping it to. One week before the transfer we added the shots of progesterone every morning. You need progesterone early in pregnancy to help sustain the pregnancy. In fact for me I have needed progesterone supplements with a couple of my pregnancy because I was low on my own. So after the transfer I have continued on the daily progesterone and the delestrogen twice a week.

Now let me tell you, the needles are big... REALLY BIG to me:), but I am a bit of a wimp. Actually my mom who used to be a nurse even said they were pretty big. Truly I am not sure how Jen, my friend at http://www.kellerfamilyof9.com/p:// gave the shots to herself when she was pregnant with Blakely through embryo adoption. I am impressed:) But with some ice on the old rear prior, sometimes I barely feel the needle going in. The medication is thick so there is usually some pressure as it goes in.

It is funny, Greg does a great job... and the kids love to watch him give me the shots.


So that is basically it as far as the meds go... really that part hasn't been a big expense at all... and so worth every penny and needle prick...


We are so thankful for every step of this journey and for the little one/ones that he has given us for as long as He allows he/she/them to stay with us.:) Won't it be nice after my ultrasound, Lord willing, to know what and how many are in there exactly:)
Trusting in HIM
EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE... COMING DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF THE HEAVENLY LIGHTS WHO DOES NOT CHANGE LIKE SHIFTING SHADOWS. JAMES 1:17





6 comments:

Stacy said...

Sara,
Yeah for the nausea! So sorry for the sore behind, but as you said, "it is all worth it!" Funny how our husbands can step into that role of nurse all too well. Mine has had to do the same, but his responsibilities were a little different. :)

Yeah, that you were able to get all your homeschooling materials and schedules in order. I know what HUGE feeling of accomplishment and relief that is. I am still pretty far behind.

I will continue to pray for the life/lives that God is growing inside of you. Trusting with you in God's mighty plan.

Much love in Christ,
Stacy

Carolina said...

Wow did you know Andrew's birthday is July 14th? What a coincidence that you guys picked that date.

Thinking and praying for you and these little ones. Sorry you have to go through this process of having needles every day, but you're right it is so worth it for this little one(s). I have a feeling they'll be twins!

mom2many said...

WOW! I really don't do needles, so I don't think I could ever do what you are doing, you know, unless God told me to, but then I would kick and holler all the way! When is your ultrasound?? I am SO anxious to hear what God is doing in your tummy!!

Ebe said...

Oh, the needles... sorry for your sore bum! I'm so glad you're feeling nauseated. That's great! And hard too, but wonderful!

Molly Koop said...

I can so relate to the progesterone shot pain. Ow. I had them 2x per week til 18 weeks and then again for third trimester (which helps to ensure proper health of the placenta). Our insurance won't cover them if I take them out of the clinic, so I had to drive in each time I needed an injection. The progesterone is in sesame oil which is why it's so thick and has to go in so slowly. I also started developing an allergic reaction which caused swollen, itchy hives...and it's not like one can discretely scratch one's backside! And my kids were also fascinated with watching, go figure. :) The good part was that my normal nausea was much more manageable on progesterone...I hope the same is true for you! Praying for you!!

Lisa said...

Wow Sara, I'm just completely amazed and so happy to watch this story unfold. Thank you for sharing so openly!

If you are so inspired, I'd love to see your chore chart... that might in turn inspire me! It's so hard to keep the house in any order once we start hs again.
Hugs to you,
Lisa