Updated: Mar 27, 2020

Now let's get those little eggs matured!

At precisely 23.15 last night we did our last injection - the trigger shot. I was initially really nervous and there was something about the specific time pressure that made me feel a bit panicky about getting it right. It also looked loads bigger than my Ovaleap pen but once we had it all setup it was about the same. It didn't even hurt. Woo!

We set an alarm on my phone so I just stuck it in as soon as it went off. Pushed the top until it stopped clicking and the dial went down to zero. So that's it, all done with needles for the time being.

I obviously felt relieved to get it over with but there's also a small part of me that feels sad to say goodbye to injections. I have no idea why. Perhaps it's because from this point forward in the process I've got absolutely no control of the outcome but with the injections I felt like I was in control and able to make a difference. Either way, it's over and on to egg collection tomorrow. It's also really rewarding to look back at how far we've come in the last 4 weeks, I've been treating myself to a little sticker on a homemade chart once we've completed each day's worth and it makes me really proud that we've got through it relatively unscathed.

I've been told to pack a dressing gown, slippers and a good book so planning to take one I've been leant recently by my friends Danny and Paul called The Salt Path.

Tom and I are also on day 2 of our self imposed isolation. It might sound a bit over cautious but I don't want to turn up for egg collection tomorrow with the slightest hint of a cough and them tell me that our cycle is cancelled after all we've been through. So here we are.

Whatever it takes to get to tomorrow and get these eggs harvested 🤞🏻🥚

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