Happy Wednesday! This week is going unbelievably slow for me so I am extra happy to hit the halfway point. We are 2 days into the stim meds and the Follistim shots are going well. Due to the high dosage it takes D about 30 seconds to inject all of the medicine in. It burns a little going in but I'm fine right after it's done. Piece of cake. I'm still feeling pretty good overall. Yesterday I felt like I was feeling kind of full in the stomach area. I'm not sure if it's just in my head or what. It's so hard not to over analyse every feeling, tweak, imaginary symptom. I just want so bad for this to be working and honestly there's no way to know until the ultrasound on Monday. So more waiting. I should be a professional by now but it's still so hard for me.
I feel like I'm having a lot of highs and lows lately, which can probably be attributed to the hormone cocktails I'm on. One minute I feel so positive that this is going to work for us and the next I'm almost paralyzed with fear that it will be a complete failure and we'll learn that not even IVF can help us make a baby of our own. I'm doing my best to block out the negative and the fear but I think it's probably healthy to acknowledge that it's there. This morning as I brushed my teeth I prayed, yet again, for our family and success with this cycle. I feel selfish asking God for so much when I'm already obviously blessed. I feel like I can only ask for the process to work, like I"m not allowed to also ask for peace, strength, and hope. But I know in order to keep my sanity those things are just as critical. I try to look ahead and picture what life will be like in Jan. when this is behind us and we'll have an answer one way or another and I just can't see either outcome. It's like I'm stuck in the present and the future is so unclear. I know this is because I'm scared of failure and also scared to hope for the best. So I guess I'll just try to focus on one day at a time and doing everything I can each day to make this baby a reality.