7.20.18 // Night five is in the books! Woot woot! Another night of 2 injections. I noticed a couple of things tonight-- the mixing of the Menopur is starting to feel a little more normal Woo woo! Also, I wasn't as numb for the second injection tonight because doing the mixing takes a minute, so I felt the second shot a bit more --eek!! Also, the Menopur burned a little more tonight, but it was still totally do-able! I also noticed a direct correlation between the burning feeling and how fast I was injecting. I was going nice and slow, but then I looked at the syringe and realized I had a lot left to inject and kind of panicked myself, which made me like rush for a second and push the plunger harder. INSTANT burn. So ladies, just go slow, and relax! You can do this. Just go slow.
Today was my first real day of feeling symptoms. I woke up with a bad headache which lasted all day (it's now 8PM and still going strong). I'm hoping this is a fluke and not a new Menopur thing! I also am starting to feel bloated and can feel my ovaries a bit. Nothing major though, I'm just chugging this coconut water and hoping that my electrolytes are nice and balanced!
Today I went to the beach with my aunt and some family friends and we saw two butterflies. It's odd to see butterflies on the beach because there are no flowers or food sources for them, and it's usually kind of windy (hard for their little wings). However, they STAYED AROUND US for so long, like most of the day, and then when we went up to the boardwalk for lunch, they followed us to our table and landed on flowers near our seats and stayed while we had lunch. I quietly took this in and felt so grateful for the sign that we are on the right path.
Tonight's injection IVF playlist was "Stronger" By Kelly Clarkson because these days, I'm feeling pretty strong! Also, have any of you seen the meme "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.... At this point, I should be able to bench press a Buick"?! Because I LOVE IT. I feel like IVF is my Buick and here I am, benching the $&!% out of it! <3