Friday, August 14, 2009

Maybe Baby: Love Thy Neighbor


Let's have a contest! First person to comment on this post gets to give me my progesterone shot, each night for a week, in my rear.
*crickets*

Hello? Is anyone there? Hello?

So Matt's work is sending him away for a week. A very important week. This week. The week of the transfer. Although it sucks that he will not be there when I might become pregnant, my mother and mother-in-law are filling in. You read it right, I might get pregnant with my moms. You read it here first.

The real issue is this. I have never given myself the progesterone shot. It's the big one. The one that goes in my cheeks and not the ones that my grandma used to pinch, the ones my *Uncle Pervis used to pinch. I've been worrying about this for a week now and have come up with a few back up options.

Option A: Find a non-needle phobic friend to give me my shot. The problem is I don't want to have to load the kids up each night to go pull my pants down in someone else's living room. Call me crazy just not my thang.

Option B: Ask my neighbor. She's a pharmacist and nice and well besides borrowing sugar isn't that what neighbors are for?
Hello? Is this thing on?

Option C: Buck up and do it myself. The IVF nursing told me I could give the shot in my thigh so I really thought my issue was solved. I have prided myself with being brave about this whole multiple-daily-shots predicament but when I tried to give myself the shot tonight I just about fainted. I just stared at this fishing pole of a needle and started sweating. . .

So Option B it is. Question. How do you say thank you to the neighbor you hardly know coming over each night to handle my butt? A card? Flowers? Ahh I know ..... gloves!

*I don't have an Uncle Pervis. All my uncles are stand-up men.

UPDATE: My neighbor just left. She's a pro and we even got to talk for an hour after. Who new that my hiney could build a friendship!

18 comments:

Kari (TwinMamaLoves) said...

I have been thinking of you lately knowing that this week was nearing. I keep going back to your schedule you posted to see what stage you are in. Praying for you this week and that some of the awkwardness that infertility brings can be minimized. Blessings!

Shannon said...

Love this post!

Joy said...

I would like you to know my butt goes out to you. Heart- I mean my heart goes out to you... You can do it!!! Praying for you (and your neb:) )

Christi said...

Oh Becca, you can make the most traumatic situations absolutely hilarious.

I'd do it if I was your neighbor :) That's easy to say when I live way across town.

Michelle said...

You are HILARIOUS! You have an incredible 'voice' in writing!

mbrassfield said...

If you need it, I would be willing to come over to your house every day for a week to give you your shots. I know we are not close, but at least you would have the comfort of knowing that I have training doing it and have done it for many years. :) Misty

Glory Laine said...

Misty!!! Really! I would love to get ahold of you tonight. Can you email me your number?
beccariddle@yahoo.com

Ha ha the word verificantion for me to send this coment is fanie!!!!!

Their Giant said...

fannie. Nice. Also a nice word, heiny. I'm just saying.

Anonymous said...

Having experienced the "shots", I hear you! I could NEVER give them to myself. Husband had to say absolutely no out of town business during this time. Hope things work out! By the way, you are seriously cracking me up with your blog!

Rachel B

Meghan said...

Becca, I know I've said this a million times but I sow enjoy reading your blog posts. You are a great writer! Misty..you are so sweet! I hope this works out for you guys. Good luck this week while Matt's gone Becca, I'll be thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Becca, love your openess and honesty with your infertility. I will be praying for you on the 18th, and after as well. I hope Misty is able to do the injections for you, if not, give me a call :) Would be more than happy to lend my hands!
Amy Hollis

Glory Laine said...

UPDATE: My neighbor just left. She's a pro and we even got to talk for an hour after. Who new that my hiney could build a friendship!
Thank you all that volunteered to help. Really sweet. I call you if I need an option D.

Crystal said...

You really should take your stand-up act on the road, I think you'd be great! *Keeping my fingers crossed* So excited for you all!

Lindsay said...

oh my goodness you know how to make a girl smile and laugh and so much more!!

Have a GREAT week Becca ~

Jen said...

If I still lived in Oregon.. I TOTALLY would love to give you shots!!!! Just a little thing I still dream about now that I decided not to pursue nursing... I always wanted to be the nurse that gave the best shots! yeah.. kinda nuts.. Love, Jen Green

momaof4 said...

Praying this week is over quick!!

Stacey said...

I just wanted you to know that I love you and what a great thing you are doing for your family. I saw that needle and it was big honey. Not like I need to remind you of that or anything. Should I just go ahead and shut up? Okay!

Kim H. said...

This post CRACKS me up. I can totally relate - when I got my shots on Friday - I only saw the ones used for mixing the medicines... and had a wave of fear wash over me... HA!