A Shot in the Stomach

Last night I had to give my cousin, who is squatting on my couch for three days, a shot in her stomach.

I didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t/wouldn’t do it herself and neither would her daughter.
That left me.
I said, “well, if I ever have to do injectables and/or IVF, this will give me an idea of what I’ll have to do to myself.”
Right after that I thought, “I think I’ve cursed myself.  Does this mean I’m going to be doing this?”
And for the first time all week, I felt not pregnant.

It’s 7DPO and I know it’s too early to tell one way or another and I really try SO hard not to obsess over every twinge or temp rise, but I felt for the first time ever this month I really could be pregnant this time.  I never felt that way with IUI #1 or #2….but this one had possibilities…until that shot in the stomach.

The shot wasn’t so bad, I could do it to myself if I had to, but I’d much rather I didn’t…
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  • Reply queerstork May 21, 2008 at 1:14 am

    I’m doing the same thing as you – reading too much into everything that happens during my TWW. I’ll tell you what I’ve been telling myself: Stay calm. All these “signs”, “feelings”, and “intuitions” are pointing only to a big maybe or maybe not. The truth will come soon enough.

    Now only if I could follow my own advice. It’s hard.

  • Reply insertmetaphor May 21, 2008 at 2:27 am

    I hope you never have to give yourself those shots. It’s still early to know anything either way so you’re definitely still in – I hope this is the month! I totally get the detail obsessing…oy, do I.

  • Reply giggleblue May 21, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    we find ourselves making similar comments! i think it’s just because we don’t to be TOO hopeful and then be let down. i don’t know, but i agree, it is emotionally tasking..

  • Reply Mrs. Bluemont May 21, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    I don’t believe in the jinx, but I’m all for intuition. Hope you get the preg feeling back. All crossed for you.xo

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