- Blood draws = 10
- Med shots = 42
- Progesterone = 55
- Total = 107 needle pokes
Over 100 needle pokes just to get to where I am today. The number wasn't a total surprise to me, but still shocking nonetheless. I am extremely happy to be finally done with it all. The final ones at the end were really tough, and for some reason a lot more painful than before.
The other news of the week is my first OB appointment. It was nice to chat with my doctor. I love this practice really, all female medical staff, and my doctor especially. She's young like me and very personable but also very competent at her work. I can ask her anything and she's got answers that make sense to me and my care. The only disappointing news of the appointment is it was confirmed for me that I will indeed be facing yet another c-section. I had done some preliminary homework that had indicated that was a very good possibility but I was still hoping the doctor had more encouraging news. She understood my disappointment though, which made me feel better about the situation. She also gave me a medication to help with my raging morning sickness since the Sea Bands just weren't cutting it any more. I'm not real big on taking meds when I'm pregnant but I couldn't take it any more; I need to eat my dinner! Hopefully I'll only need it for a short time.
I didn't get to hear baby's heartbeat but a quick ultrasound confirmed that s/he is in there and growing; a reassurance any fertility patient needs. Our puzzle is starting to come together, and the missing piece is starting to slowly slide into place.