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And now my rump rests

12/18/2012

Belle

70 injections35 injections per coolie bun10 weeks2 brimming sharps containers

70 injections
35 injections per coolie bun
10 weeks
2 brimming sharps containers

My last injection was Saturday night. It’s weird not to spend 10 minutes with the Professor each night injecting my bum. It is weird not having permanent marker circles drawn on my ass. It is weird knowing that the fate of this pregnancy is now 100% out of my hands. All I can do is sit back on my tender haunches and pray.

Dear Chicken,

I love you so, so, so much. How much? 70 injections much. And I would do another 200 if it would guarantee that you will come home with me in June. Instead I’ll just have faith that you are there, kicking away, growing like a weed and preparing to rock our world in just a few short months.

Love,

Belle

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  1. December 18, 2012

    Yay for a happy bum! I know it’s hard to stop the shots because they make you feel proactive, and you are stressed and scared. I know waiting sucks, but I just want you to know that I’ll be thinking of you and praying for you, friend. I’m so excited about your little chicken–I can’t even tell you how excited.

  2. whatrhymeswithinfertile #
    December 18, 2012

    Yay! No more butt injections. Don’t worry…your body knows what to do!

  3. SRB #
    December 18, 2012

    There is nothing that I don’t love about this. Especially the letter to Chicken. 🙂

  4. jak #
    December 18, 2012

    HAPPY BUTT INJECTION GRADUATION!!!!!!

    now you can move forward to having professor husband grease yo’ belly and yo’ growin’ junk instead of stick needles in yo’ ass. i’m using stuff from lush for junk greasin’ (mange too massage bar) because i cant stand smelling like sunblock (coco butter).

    keep kickin’ chicken!!!

  5. December 18, 2012

    Your letter is the best! Glad your rump is getting a rest.

  6. December 18, 2012

    Hooray for rump rest! Enjoy the relief from sore button, and try to trust that your lil chicken is growing just fine now, all on his/her own. Another milestone passed. Time for another exhale.

  7. December 18, 2012

    See ya never, PIO! So exciting… hard to believe you might actually get to experience a few months of “normal” pregnancy, but enjoy it! You’re finally where you need to be, chicken is safe, and an adorable maternity coat with your name on it is just waiting to be purchased 🙂

  8. meggola #
    December 18, 2012

    Congratulations on graduating from PIO!!! I remember it was really weird and a little disconcerting at first, but it’s so nice to be free of them! Enjoy!

  9. Romy #
    December 18, 2012

    Congrats on getting off those! I wonder why they do shots in the US and suppositories in Canada. I actually asked about the shots because they sounded more reliable to me 😛 but my clinic said in Canada it’s mostly suppositories. I was told to quit them at 10 weeks but am still on them 😉 I’m going to stop at 12 weeks like you.

    • December 18, 2012

      I actually chose shots over suppositories as a cost savings measure. 20 days of endometrium suppositories is about $500 where as 20 days of PIO is only $150. HUGE savings for me. I also can’t stand the mess of a supp. I’d rather poke my poor rump daily then deal with leakage. But that is just me!

      • December 19, 2012

        My clinic here in Finland wouldn’t discuss injections either, only suppositories. As messy and detestable as they were, they worked!

        Congrats Belle! I remember being very thankful for stopping suppositories.

        • Romy #
          December 19, 2012

          I hadn’t even thought of the cost, but that’s a great reason to choose injections. My insurance covers them and I wasn’t even aware of the cost difference.
          I would have preferred injections above the huge mess that suppositories create.
          I feel a bit guilty now for lying to the pharmacy and telling them the container accidentally opened and all the remaining pills were spilt on the floor 😉 I did it because the clinic would only give me a prescription until 10 weeks and after researching when the placenta takes over I found that there is no consensus and it may be as early as 8 weeks but can also be as late as 12. So I made an executive decision 😉

  10. December 18, 2012

    The day I stopped the progesterone was probably the scariest day of my pregnancy… I prayed that wasn’t the end, it was so scary. I even waited until 14 weeks, I was so scared!!! Dear Chicken, hold on and grow grow grow!

  11. December 18, 2012

    The training wheels are off, and I just KNOW that things will all be AMAZING for you and Chicken. Love you girl!

  12. SM #
    December 18, 2012

    I’m so happy you’ve gotten this far, Belle! Keep growing, Chicken!

  13. December 18, 2012

    Belle! That is a crazy amount of progesterone! I’m on both the suppositories and the injections.Blargh. My last progesterone draw came back at 50. Ummm, doc? Can we cut out the suppositories? No! I’m glad that you’ve graduate. What a milestone!

  14. December 18, 2012

    Doesn’t your tush already feel better?

    The letter to Chicken is awesome… but please start signing them as, “Mommy.” 😉

  15. December 19, 2012

    Every time I see something like “daily butt injections” or consider the things I am putting my own body through, I’m always dumbfounded that some people just ‘do it’ and make a baby. They’re sooo lazy!
    Congrats!

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