Last night while I was doing my shots, I heard Noah asking his Dad why I do my 'pokey' every night. (Note: 'Pokey' is our term for doing any sort of shot.) AJ then explained to him that it's as good as any sort of medication that has to be taken a certain time each day. Then Noah continued, "And we need to do this so we can have a baby!"
Poor Noah. He must think this is how babies are made, how normal people have babies. But hey...I'd rather have him think that now than have to explain to him how it's REALLY done!
Well, as an update...Since Friday of last week, I've been giving myself the Bravelle / Menopur combination, both for stimulating ovulation and to help the ovarian follicles to grow. I was also started on Ganirelix as of last Tuesday (to be taken every morning and I've been taking mine at around 6:15am). This drug helps the doctor further manipulate my ovulation such that my eggs are prevented from being released prematurely. I suppose this is necessary considering that my eggs will be manually harvested at some point. If my current IVF protocol is similar to how it was in 2006, then I'm anticipating the egg retrieval procedure to happen in the next 3 days. We'll see...
For now, the above picture pretty much sums up my evenings (and mornings) this past week. What fun times!!