- Getting up at the crack of dawn for ultrasounds every three days.
- Bruises all over my abdomen
- Not fitting into my jeans (I just got back into them about a week ago after the last round)
- Crying at anything that makes me the least bit stressed out (sorry guys in the band--it's not you, it's the drugs)
I have to laugh when I look at this list, because, truly, my first exposure to fertility treatments was when Pheobe on "Friends" surrogates for her brother and she goes in they put in the embryos and she puts her legs up for a while and 3 hours later pees on a stick and she's pregnant....Still one of my favorite shows, but, wow, do I see that episode in a different light now that I know what it's really like!
Funny part is, these are certainly things I would be whining and complaining about if they happened for any other reason, but when it's for a possible future child, you just suck it up and remind yourself what you're in it for here. I think there's a little bit of that motherly instinct, that "anything for your child" attitude that sinks in even before your little one is here or even on the way. So here we go again, bring on the bruises and the tears and the early morning exams, I'll do anything for you, my future little one.