Saturday, October 17, 2009


I gave myself my first IM PIO (progesterone in oil) shot today. No biggie. It was 1cc. Tomorrow I will be doing 2cc's and stay at that dose for the long haul. I'm sure once I do them daily, it will be hard to sit on the old rump. Luckily, God gave me PLENTY of JUNK IN MY TRUNK to put that needle into :) Thank you Lord!

I have had some mild side effects from the delestrogen that I wanted to share for those of you who may do this in the future. Some headaches, lots of abdominal bloating,edema (swelling of the arms/legs) & weight gain. My doctor checked me out a couple weeks ago and said I was just fine. As long as the swelling wasn't in one area, I'm good to go. Other than that it hasn't been bad.

DH & I were just discussing all my travel arrangements. He will be staying here to "MAN THE HOUSE" and kids and my close friend Angel will be going with me. She is an R.N. so she will be a great asset to have! WE CAN'T WAIT! To just chill on the beach, read our Bibles, eat like pigs, pray, read magazines, books & have some girl time-SO EXCITED! And obviously SO EXCITED about the babies!

My DH mentioned last night that he REALLY wants to tell our best friends-a couple we have vacationed with and go to church with & hang out with on a weekly basis about the embryo adoption before I leave for California. I know they will pray for/with us and support us all the way. We willl be doing that in the next couple days. Why haven't I wanted to tell anyone??? THE STRESS!!! AND-I don't want ANY judgements. Right now I want my focus to be on GROWING THESE 2 LITTLE LIVES & nothing else.


  1. I think it will be wonderful to have extra prayers during the transfer. I am so glad you are looking forward to some "California Dreamin"!!! Hopefully it will be warm and sunny!!!


  2. Your DH has been on my heart as well. They can feel out of the loop during this time. If he wants to share the news I think this is a great opp for him to have support as well.

    I felt a little bad for my DH and wanted him to feel like he was part of the occassion, so I packed him a nice little gift bag with (let's just say) items that we would have had on hand if we were making these babies on our own... He laughed at the care package and I dared him to take it into the clinic with us for our FET! He's was too proper or embarrassed....Anyways, make your DH feel extra special this week....You both need to connect during this crazy time!

  3. I completely understand about not wanting to tell anyone just yet. It would be nice to have people in your corner, but not anyone who might come with judgment. So I guess it depends. Besides, time to rest and grow the embies takes focus, believe it or not, and being barraged by questions is the last thing you would need.

    Anyway, good for you doing those PIO shots! Yowch! Time is getting closer! Can't wait!

  4. Oh wow... to tell or not to tell has really been hard. I have finally decided to tell some people. I know people will judge no matter what, but I want them to know how proud we are to have the opportunity to parent and how proud we will be of our child. Hopefully, our happiness will overshadow anyone else's negativity. Like my mom always said... if they're talking about you now, it's most likely not the first time and you're saving someone else from being their current topic!! Praying for you!!!!

  5. May God bless you on this journey! How exciting!!! :-) I pray that everything will go smoothly and that there will be no judgment when you tell your friends.