Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Just deal with it! Ok.

This will be short and sweet. Tomorrow I officially start my next round of injections leading up to our IUI. Things I have to look forward to for the next couple of weeks:

  • 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) 
  • Headaches
  • Exhaustion
  • 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.


  1. Well said Ariane. In this case, you are a parent even before you've conceived for the mere fact that you are willing to do whatever it takes in order to make the sacrafices to ensure that you have done everything possible to prepare for your future family. So, bring on this cycle and lets hope it ends in a beautiful BFP so all of this infertility treatment stuff can come to a close. KMFX

  2. Thanks Erin-You are a fabulous cheerleader!