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  1. Sooooooooo excited for you!!!
    After day 5/6 you'll be a pro with the needles!!

    Awh! I'm so pumped!!
    I just know this is gonna be a magical year for you!!

    BIG HUGS!

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    1. Thanks so much! You always brighten my day with your enthusiasm!

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  2. Wow, tomorrow, that is exciting!! I will be thinking about you. I am a total needlephobe too and it is one of my biggest fears if we end up getting to IVF. I hope it all goes well.

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  3. Good luck with your first cycle!! I remember starting my first IVF like it was yesterday!! I hope that this cycle is it for you. I would say, just take it one day at a time. I really tried not to look forward to anything like the retrieval or transfer, but just focused on what we were doing each day. Also, I would say watch the movie Shrek after your transfer. It worked for me and I got that advice from someone who it worked for also!!

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  4. Good luck with your cycle. I am about to have my transfer on Monday. The whole process has went by so quickly!

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  5. I had to read your post twice. It took me completely off guard. I am so excited for you guys and have a wonderful feeling about this. Good luck!

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  6. Ahhh! It's here. So exciting! First, it is so cool that they have fake skin for you to practice with. Second, my advice it to breathe, trust your doctor and yourself, and take things one step at a time. Your nerves won't make this cycle successful or not. Unfortunately there's not too much outside of following our doctors instructions that we can do. Some people find meditation or acupuncture helpful to relieve stress, so you could think about those as well. Finally, GOOD LUCK!!!

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  7. I'm so excited for you! Here's what I learned from the experience. Organize all your meds so you don't feel like you're scrambling for stuff and can't find anything when you need it (I put each kind of drug in it's own gallon Ziploc bag). To help with the shots, try putting an ice pack on the area 5-10 minutes before you start to numb it. It is totally random when the shots hurt. One day it's like you can't feel it at all and the next day it kinda hurts a bit, but any pain is mild and usually goes away within 10 minutes or so (you can use a heating pad or ice pack for that too). Make a paper calendar for yourself of all the meds you'll take each day and cross them off as you take them -- this really helped me feel like I was getting shit done. Make it habit to call your close friends frequently. Hearing their supportive voices will give you strength to plod on! Hug your husband a lot and say how much you love him every day. Take it very easy for the 3-4 days after your retrieval. Even if you feel like you are healing quickly enough the following to go for a walk, give your body a break and get your ass on the couch. Baby yourself in the week between retrieval and transfer. Pray every day if it helps. And for those fluttery nerves? Buy some meditation tapes or just a few tracks off iTunes to listen to when you need help calming down. Also, tell your husband to tell you "everything's going to be OK" as often as possible, and really mean it!

    Wow, was that comment long enough??? :)

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  8. WOO HOO!! Crossing my fingers for you!!

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