An unconventional journey through assisted reproductive technology (and hopefully pregnancy and parenthood.)

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They say 30's are the new 20's. My wife and I have been together for over a decade now. We both work in the fast paced world of academia. Our state (and recently all others across the country) have finally allowed all marriage so we made that happen October 2014.

I'm a pretty big nerd, I'll be the first to admit. I love video games (yes, as a girl and yes, at my age). I have lots of other nerd hobbies and since I was unceremoniously banned from RuneScape, I've been playing Civilization and Skyrim. My real first nerd love is Magic the Gathering. 10,000 cards and growing, but that's an expensive hobby when you have two babies.

I have other grown-up interests too, especially reading. I like reading so much I have 3 Kindles and I also used to be a martial artist (one belt away from black belt. I'll finish someday.)

But now I've got twins and I have a feeling a lot of those hobbies are going to change.

Friday, October 26, 2012

One Down, Two to Go

My apologies to anyone actually reading this thing still. I forgot to write this last week. It's been a busy couple of weeks.

I actually got my period last Friday, right before my school's Halloween carnival, and I went to the doctor Monday for the shot.

So, the way this thing worked was she took it and hit the purple plunger. That dropped the powder and saline together. Then she rolled it a bunch of times to mix it. Next she squeezed a handful of my left ass cheek and stuck it in.

Maybe it was because I was expecting it to hurt a lot, but I barely felt a thing. She didn't even give me a band-aid.  Later, though, was another story. It started aching, like how a tetanus shot hurts. And it hurt for a few days.

It's not bad now, though. I also got the weird taste in my mouth like the other Lupron, but thankfully that went away within a day or two.

Apparently I'll get another period in a couple of weeks, which I don't call them for. Instead I'll go in for the next shot November 20 and then the last one on December 18. And then another biopsy to see if this worked.

I really hope this works.