So this morning I sat for an hour having an intralipid infusion. It’s basically a white liquid that drips into your veins, and is to help my immune system not to try to fight off my little implanted embryo once we get to that stage. It was all quite uneventful really. I also started the dexamethasone steroid this morning, that is to help with egg quality. Then tonight I have my first Burselin injection for down regulation to begin. This is what the paraphernalia looks like for this.
Last cycle I took these drugs via a nasal sniffer so this is a different approach for me. I am excited things are now really getting going. On Friday OH and I visited the clinic to sign all our legal documentation. The nurse was really nice, loved how organised I was with having all the paperwork ready with just tabs on pages we had queries on (yes I am “that” kind of person!), and she said how calm and grounded we seemed about the whole process. Which was really nice to know. I’m not stressed by this, and I’m trying to stay calm and hopeful that this is our time.
In other news, we had a lovely shiny new sparkly range cooker delivered on Saturday. It’s SO much better than the old one left in our house when we bought it. It has windows in the ovens so I can see how the cooking is going! Both ovens will work! It has a third slow cooking small oven too! Unfortunately the installers hit a snag, it’s dual fuel and the electric connection behind our old cooker is not powerful enough. Bah:( So I can use the gas hobs for now but that’s it. Had electrician over quickly today to suss out the extent of the work… And it’s not going to be a quick and easy job 😦 He’ll send over the quote in a day or two, but it’s an unplanned expense we could do without at this expensive stage in our year! But needs must, and I can’t wait to get cooking with the new ovens – particularly for thanksgiving dinner! My mother is American and we celebrate thanksgiving every November.
OH woke up with a crick in his neck this morning.. So he is in quite a bit of pain and had to work from home as he couldn’t drive. He made me laugh as he is annoyed he didn’t get it in a more manly way! Just to wake up with it is a bit rubbish. Let’s hope it improves soon.