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Today's post I am going to into depth about the progesterone shots. This can be the scariest part of the IVF process. I know it was for me! That was until I actually did the shot. Here are my tips for you to give and take the progesterone shots with ease!

But first, let's be honest, the struggle is real, there ain't nothing sexy about shots!
See the ice pack on the counter? Ice before you give the shot!!! It really makes a difference!
when you pull the progesterone into the syringe, turn it upside down so you can climate any air bubbles. They sting a little going in! 
Whatever side you are giving the shot, lift that leg so the muscle in your toosh isn't tense.
hold onto something so you don't fall over! :)
Remember to smile!
I know, I know, how can shots be fun? The IVF process can be so serious, and sometimes you just gotta laugh! There was night when Kyle was giving me my shot, and I just started laughing hysterically. I hadn't iced as well as I should have and when he went to put the needle in, it caught me by surprise! I have no clue why, but it made him laugh and it was needed!

After the shots I always sit on a heating pad. It helps the Progesterone absorb into your muscle. It also helps you not be so sore the next day!

And to leave you with a fun little story, a friend and I went to The Melting Pot for ladies night out this past Thursday and she had mentioned I couldn't have an alcoholic drink so of course our waitress asked "Are you pregnant?" So instead of responding with, "Well we just did IVF and we are waiting to find out…" I just responded with "Yes." It was so much fun to say YES!

And at the end of dinner, our waitress brought me this adorable little plate with "Good Luck" and 2 little teddy bears, 1 blue and 1 pink! Of course, I cried! Darn hormones! It was the first time to really be considered pregnant, and I just loved it!
Our first attempt at this failed because the PINK teddy bear and the PINK safety pin fell off and the blue teddy bear was the only was left! So we are pretty confident that the baby is a boy! ;)

8 comments

  1. That's so awesome! You are PUPO, so your response was correct! :) I am so glad that they didn't have me on the shots. I hate shots. Thanks for the tips just in case I have to do them in the future! :)

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  2. Ha ha! Love the pictures! And YAY for PUPO!!

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  4. Praying for great news!! This post is so real & love the melting pot story!!

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  5. HA, love the remember to smile part. You are TOO cute!

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  6. This is the best IVF story yet....I'm going through this process...although had to postpone due to not realizing how expensive meds are. So I'm extremely frustrated, stressed, sad, mad and all other emotions you can think of. I'm not in a stage of life where I can wait any longer..
    But I hope that in a few months I can celebrate as you did. My husband took me to the Melting Pot on our first Valentines date...I'm praying that we can relive that day this time celebrating a positive IVF. I wish this process was easier emotionally. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  7. What a sweet waitress! The only thing I would clarify is to NOT lift the leg it's being injected into because that would be tensing the muscle. I think you meant put all of your weight on the opposite leg 😉.

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