MM and I were talking last night about how we are alternately excited and freaked out about our cycle. Our donor has her baseline appointment a week from today, so I emailed St. Mungo's this morning about arranging for payment (it's due the day of the baseline appointment, assuming the donor gets the all clear and is ready to start her stims).
As I sit here thinking about the fact that our egg retrieval is less than three weeks away, I have butterflies in my stomach. I so hope that this works!
I was very proud of MM last night. He decided he would give me my Lupron injection. (I explained to him that the technique for the progesterone-in-oil shots, which have to be given in the muscle, will be different than these shots, which are subcutaneous, but he wanted to try anyway.) He actually didn't do too badly for a first effort. (I only let out one yelp of pain when he pulled the needle out at an odd angle and nicked me.)
Given that in prior cycles MM has literally left the room as soon as I started preparing my medications, I'd say this was a HUGE step for him! I am going to get him some oranges and extra syringes this weekend so he can practice "darting" in the needle. :-)
I got a text this morning that my dear friend had her second baby early this morning. (Her son is my godson.) She had a little girl this time, and I'm looking forward to stopping by the hospital on my way home from work to meet her! I'm excited for my friend, especially because the baby is a girl. I mean, the birth of any baby is exciting, and I was excited about her son's arrival, too. . . . but this is her husband's sixth child (previous marriages) and first daughter. I think that makes it extra special. :-)
Took my last BCP this morning. Another tiny milestone.
EDITED TO ADD: So far, still no concrete Lupron side effects. I had a dull headache yesterday afternoon/evening, but I think the hair clip holding my bun was too tight because it mostly subsided once I took my hair down. Thank G-d Dr. Dumbledore OK'd my continuing to take Ad.vil & Ex.cedr.in up until transfer!