Tuesday, September 13, 2011

When life gives you bruises...make a smiley face out of them

Dear E,
I started the Lovenox injections last Thursday. It took me a couple days to get over the creepiness factor (seriously, it's just really, really strange to stick yourself with a needle for some reason), but they really aren't that bad. The shots sting for about 15 minutes or so, but nothing too painful. I like to imagine I'm injecting myself with some sort of magical baby-growing serum; sounds more exciting than blood thinners, anyway.

With each shot, I've been getting a little purple bruise at the injection site. I was complaining to Dad about how nasty my belly is going to look, and about how I won't be able to take any cute bare-belly shots, and he was like, "you should make the bruises into a smiley face!" I love it! So that's the plan, Baby. I'm currently working on the smile, which will go below my belly button ring nose. I might just get some fun(ny) naked belly pictures out of this after all!

In this dark and crappy cell phone picture, below, you can kind of make out the start of it:


I have my next ultrasound and OB appointment on Friday. Now's about the time where I start to get SUPER nervous and scared. Hoping and praying with all my might for more good news.

Love you, little E. See you soon!

XOXO,
Mom

10 comments:

Caroline said...

Keeping you in my prayers & little E

Lori said...

Still, that sweet little tummy and bump are cute, cute, cute...injection sites and all. And let me tell you, sometimes, the best.pictures.ever are those fun(ny) ones! Always, always keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!! xoxo

MagicMonkeyMehendi said...

I wish I was close so I could henna you once you got bigger and your belly was taken over by the bruises. Henna would cover it up and make you feel so pretty.

Brie said...

Just keep in mind when the nerves hit, that you have done everything you can, and it's out of your control. I struggle to keep it together on ultrasound or Doppler check days, worried that I will be "blind sighted" with bad news again..but the truth of it is, we're where we want to be..pregnant again, and for baby E's sake, and my boy's sake, we owe it to them to stay positive and hope for the best. Wishing you the best, kristin. I look forward to the smiley face belly updates. Whatever it takes, right?

The Sancken's said...

Good luck with your appointment on Friday. I have my 20 week appointment that day. With my first pregnancy the 20 week appointment is where we found out our baby girl had no heartbeat. So I am so excited, nervous, and scared for Friday. I want it to get here because I just want to know the outcome. I'm so excited to get good news from the appointment and actually let myself get very excited about this pregnancy. So sounds like we'll both have GOOD news to report on Friday!!!

Jessica said...

First of all thanks so much for your congrats on our rainbow twins - we are thrilled :) As for your post - I LOVE the smiley face idea - how cute! What a nice way to look at an annoying side effect to shots! (((hugs)) to you I TOTALLY understand being scared - right there with you on this end!! Praying for you that all will be well and you will get plenty more days of GREAT news in the coming months!

Tiffany said...

Way to find humor in a not-so-funny situation! And I agree, it is weird to give yourself a shot! It kinda goes against nature!

Tara said...

Hi Kristin! I am slated to begin a round of IVF in November and I am totally going to make a smiley face with my shots! YAY! Great idea!

The Griegers said...

Thinking of you today, can't wait to hear how your ultrasound gos!!!

Devan @ Unspoken Grief™ said...

I feel ya - i had to do the shots as well & 8wks after birth. So excited for you

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