Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pavlov's Dog

I started my Follistim injections on Monday. I used to have a terrible fear of needles, but that's one phobia I've conquered. They're really not bad, and Chris bought me a big bag of Jelly Bellys to have as a reward each night after my shots. Mmm, mmm, mmm!

Evie's asleep in the morning when I get my shots, but she's awake for my nighttime shot. Because I don't want her to be afraid of needles, I allow Evie to watch as Chris gives me the "medicine in my arm." She sees that it's quick and easy, although she sometimes says "Don't worry, Mommy." I always smile down at her and tell her I'm not worried at all.

My plan is working a little too well, though. Last night, I said "It's time for Daddy to give me the medicine in my arm." Evie's little face lit up and she yelled "Oh, jelly beans!"

She has to get two shots at her next doctor's visit. I'll be sure to pack jelly beans.

10 comments:

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

It'll all be worth it. :)

Prasti said...

lol! shots=jelly beans. i should've thought of that w/ emma. we actually have a friend who's little daughter equates church w/ doughnuts...hmmm.

Fiona said...

Excellent conditioning! You could be a psychiatric researcher...

If the price of being ok with shots is a few jelly bellies, that sounds very reasonable to me. I think Iain, with his insane appetite, would respond to that.

Shanilie said...

aww she made the connection with the jelly beans lol. That is sweet she was all sympathetic. Children are very perceptive. Have a good weekend!

Casual Friday Everyday said...

Don't worry Mommy... awwww, so sweet. :)

Nell

Scribbit said...

I'm impressed, I'm one who hates the needles. When I had my first baby the only request I had in the hospital was no IVs. They laughed at me.

jennifer said...

funny story!

when I was pregnant with avery, we nicknamed her "jelly bean". i'm thinking that "jelly bean" will be the PERFECT nickname for your next little one, too!

jennifer said...

i have an award for you at my blog today!

Tracey said...

I tried Follistim...I got a lot of follicals but none that took...now we've adopted. Good luck you are in my prayers...

Momma said...

that is so awesome that you can take something and turn it into a lesson for Evie. I would probably be to scared. lol. let us know how she does with her shots and jelly beans!