Frozen Embryo Transfer · IVF · Shots

Girl Power

I mistakenly thought that my estrogen oil was going to be similar to other shots in the past. Then I tried to load it in the syringe…it is so thick that it took an oddly long amount of time to do. I thought I was doing it incorrectly, but I think it’s just extremely viscous. Finally I was able to draw up the right amount and passed off the needle to J so that he could lovingly stab my buttocks.

Whenever I see other people either on YouTube or on here give intramuscular shots, the receiver of the shot is always lying down. I’ve never quite understood that, until now. The only other IM injection I’ve had up until now is the HCG trigger (for all IUIs, failed egg retrievals, and egg retrievals). This is a thin liquid that takes about 10 seconds or fewer to inject. Standing was no issue and it makes me less anxious.

This one was different. Akin to an eight year old taking a road trip to Disney, I kept asking J “Is it done yet? How close is it?” After what felt like a full minute (and very likely was close), he was done. So, takes as much pressure and time to inject as it does to draw up. Also different are the after effects! It burned slightly and I could feel it traveling through my body. I’ve renamed it to Girl Power because in the most literal sense, it is! I felt slightly like The Hulk as the Girl Power traveled throughout my body, then immediately burst into tears instead of ripping out of a shirt. (Just kidding – I made it through without tears.) Anyway, lesson learned- I’ll be laying down for future oil based injections. I will also try warning the oil when it’s in the syringe to attempt to make the process a bit smoother and faster!

I also completed my regular SC (sub-cutaneous) injection last night without incident. Also, I invested in a pill bottle finally! It is stackable and rainbow colored! Reminded me of my stackable face glitter that I owned growing up, so it seemed like a sign. I am hopeful that perhaps this is our month to transfer and that my body will cooperate.

With that in mind, T minus 18 days until my babies come home to a lovely, cozy womb.


Cheers & love.

9 thoughts on “Girl Power

  1. Love you Anne! I miss our stackable glitters! I would love to see a picture of your pill box! Happy Friday πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•


  2. Warm the side he is going to inject with a heating pad and put the bottle in between a portion of your side that he will not inject and pad to warm the oil as well. It helps, I promise.


  3. Before I did the transfer, I took a lot of hot baths which seemed to help a lot of with reducing the hard knots that started to form. Aside from that, I’ve got nothing. My bum is still a little sore every day from those suckers.


      1. Thanks!! We are very excited and shocked still almost a week later. As for other tips, no not really, its just so worth it. You’ve got this!! I’m so excited to hear how it all goes for you.

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