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!
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