Remember that quote from Forest Gump "Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what your gonna get"?
Well that's how I feel right now. The 17P injections are given weekly on either side of the upper quadrant of the butt cheek. During which the thick gel-like substance works into the muscle and for some sets itself there. While Doug tries to massage it in the muscle, it won't always move so it pills within the muscle.
There are many side effects. Not everyone gets them but many of us DO get one or more.
The issue with me is that the side effects have been so random for me that it's got me confused. haha
The first couple weeks I had nausea, headaches and debilitating PAIN in my muscles. Then the nausea and headaches disappeared and I had the pain in the muscles but it extended to the middle of my back and I could actually walk though finding a place to rest with the severe pain on my butt was a chore. I finally figured I had to lay WAY over on my hips to avoid the pain.
Well last fridays injection came and I don't feel ANY pain (which is a nice break for a change) however the nausea and headaches are back.
I can understand having one or more regularly but it's become a random selection of what side effects will come with each injection. I guess it keeps me on my toes that way.
I'm noticing my attitude about this pregnancy is getting better and better with each passing week. Sunday will be wk 22 for me and it's the milestone to pass for me. Jackson came at 22wks two years ago and it's been a horrifying fear of mine
Between the stitch and the injections. I'm REALLY confident I'll make it past the 24th wk and hopefully past 28 and 36th wk.
This past weekend I made my way into the storage bins of baby items I had when I was pregnant with Jackson. Took all the courage I had to get through it. A few small tears and I was making my way into getting things situated in Amelia's closet. I can't believe how many little girls clothes I bought of the years "hoping". I also have MANY boys clothes that are still tucked away in those bins with hopes that I will one day use THEM as well.
I looked in her closet and already with the clothes I purchased over the years, her closet is FULL. I keep thinking she'll have too many clothes when everyone starts buying for us.
Her room is still pretty empty with exception to mommas craft supplies that need a home downstairs in the craft room. It'll get emptied out in July when we bring home her nursery furniture. I wanted to wait until wk 28 because In my head I couldn't bare to repack the babies room again if something were to happen. NOW I'm just excited that we're just 3 weeks away from viability.
I was SO excited that I ordered infant cloth diapers this past weekend. I only ordered 2 dozen because I'm not sure how long she'll actually be in them. I just knew I wanted to be on the safe side and have something here. Next week we'll buy the diaper covers to go over them.
Mood. Hmm, It's getting hot over here and I'm not a fan of HEAT. Especially HUMIDITY that comes with NY summers. It's then when I start missing the snow! I seem to be making the most of it though. I preplanned and we splurged for one of those new portable air conditioners. You know the big ones for big bucks??? Yup, I told my husband if he wanted to keep me happy this summer we'd have to splurge. So we purchased this little baby in April and I've been HAPPY ever since. It's hot outside right now, but inside I am a cool cucumber!
All is well thus far. It's good to be positive for a change. I feel so different not being on edge as much!