First injection completed! And I must say, for a girl who passed out getting a flu shot two years ago, I did extremely well. I made it through the actual injection fine...when I started to feel a little tingle from the meds, though, I let myself think about it all and got a little queasy, but nothing that lying on the couch for a few minutes couldn't cure. One down, somewhere around 30 to go! And to top it all off, we heard the birthday announcements on the Today show this morning and Dr. Howard Jones, the father if IVF in the US, turned 100 today!
Officially beginning IVF seems like an appropriate way to end 2010. This year has been consumed by the apparent successes and subsequent failures in our journey to add to our family. As we start this new year and new treatment, I have great hope that things will eventually work out for us, whatever that means. 2011 will be a better year...we may not have a baby, but I believe we are more prepared and are more ready to make difficult decisions than we were a year ago.
As a sign that things can change, I received a lovely email from my sister this morning. It was short, just said she was thinking of us, but it was an acknowledgement nonetheless. The same sister that failed to even call after any of our three miscarriages remembered that we were starting injections today. Yes, things can change. Things can get better. Cheers to a different, better 2011 for all of us.