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.