Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Brrr….

Brrr…It’s cold in here. There must be some embryos in the atmosphere.*

We got a call today from one of the nurses from my clinic. And, it turns out they were able to freeze two blasts. !! Wahoo!

Honestly, I’m stunned. I’m thrilled, but it seems almost wrong. Like they must have me confused with someone else.

But I’m not going to let my mind go there. I’m going to be really happy about our two nestling embryos, and our two waiting for their turn. I feel on some level like that takes some of the pressure off this 2ww, you know? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I desperately want my two little sticky buns to nestle in for the long haul. But, this is surprisingly good and comforting news. And I’m just going to hope for the best.

In other news, I have to go to a three-day work retreat tomorrow where I have to room with the Co-CEO (yup, that would be one of my bosses). So, that’s going to make getting my nightly PIO shot quite the challenge, no? Hubby has offered to drive to the retreat every night to give me the shot (because he ROCKS), but that seems crazy. It’s 1.5 hours each way for a two-minute shot. Ugh!

Any other ideas? Has anyone ever given themselves the PIO shot? If so, how did it work out? Any thoughts are welcome! I’m seriously out of ideas…

*Bonus points to anyone who gets this reference. ☺

16 comments:

Waiting Amy said...

Hey Sticky, I didn't do PIO, but I did do IM HCG shots by myself. Its not too bad. The most helpful thing you need is a good mirror, preferably full length to see what you're doing. The only other thing that might be tough is that as a righty, I really could only best hit one cheek easily. So you may have to consider hitting the same side 2 days in a row if its too awkward to do the other (sorry). And my other assvice -- be quick, don't hesitate, just jam it in.

Good Luck! You can do it girl!

Oh, and congrats on the frosties!

tipsymarie said...

That is awesome you have two to freeze!
Rooming with your boss? I don't know what to say about that or the PIO injections. I am kind of weird about who I will room with.

I am a sucker for bonus points.
Did you used to be a cheerleader?

Amy R said...

How wonderful that you have 2 to freeze AT BLASTS STAGE! I'm so happy for you Sticky! :)

CAM said...

GO TORROS!
Thanks for your comments on my blog. The kind words from everyone mean so much.

Reproductive Jeans said...

YAY!!!! Thats great news! I dont have any assvice on the PIO shot, since we dont start until tonight--are they really bad?? Im nervous....
What a sweet hubby you have=)

Jo said...

YAY!! That is great news!
Umm my assvise is to warm it up, then inject. Try to keep a steady hand and dont look if it freaks you out! I had to do my own shots for 4 days....

Sarah said...

congratulations, that's wonderful!!

i think if you do your own IM injection they usually recommend in the thigh because you're not all twisted up trying to reach it, but i've heard it's really painful there. do you have any really wonderful discrete colleagues you'd be willing to have that close to your ass cheek? hope you figure something out.

go team sticky!!

Ms. Planner said...

We used to do that cheer in high school. But we used "hot" instead of cold. Yes, I can't believe I just outed myself as a (TX) h.s. cheerleader - LAME!

Congratulations on your frosty blasts. I am so glad it relieves some pressure on you!!

AshPash said...

You have embryos on board! Congratulations! :)

My RE Nurse said that you can give the PIO in the thigh yourself (which I was not brave enough to do). Perhaps there is a clinic nearby? I had the same dilemma when i took my girls to camp. Luckily another mom who is a doctor did the shot for me. BEST WISHES!! Hang on little embies!

Laura, the (reluctant) baroness said...

Sticky, I am so happy for you. Your embies look great, and I'm glad you were able to freeze two as well. You went through such an emotionally tough cycle, I am thrilled that you are in such a great place. Let them stick!!

Best of luck getting the PIO with the boss watching.

Kristen said...

YAY, I GET BONUS POINTS, HAHA!

Go you with those awesome embies! It must be such a reassurance that you have two more babies just waiting for you if need be.

This is such wonderful news. It really brought a smile to my face (and that's hard to do lately) :)

Crossing those crossables for you!

XOXO

Ann said...

That's wonderful that you can freeze two of the embies! Yes, it is nice having that little back-up plan, but I have high hopes for the little ones that are in you right now!

Belly Laughs said...

Fingers crossed for what you have nestling in right now. And great news on the frozen ones.

I have given myself LOTS of PIO shots in the rear when I have traveled for work. You have to contort yourself and it sucks (I'm not going to lie). Hurts more and I always bleed. I found it best when I stood on the non-needle leg and then put the other leg on a chair or bed or toilet. I made sure there was no pressure on the leg that was going to get stuck. And then you just have to twist your body and poke it in. If your hubby can draw a circle for you, that will make it easier as far as where to stick it in. I also brought band-aids because I bleed when I do them myself.

You can do it! Good luck!!

megan said...

that's so great that you were able to freeze two blasts! nice work!
don't know about the PIO shots. I think that Samantha over at Southern Infertility had to give herself some shots though, so she might have some good advice.

Carrie said...

Two to freeze! Fantastic.

Marie-Baguette said...

Congrats on the embryos!!! Please don't try to shot yourself in the leg, it is awful! I could not walk for 3 days. Try to get Crinone (progesterone in cream). Studies I have found say it is as efficient as the shots. And it is so much easier to use!