First shot/Adoption Opp.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

My first shot last night went fine! I looked at the video that came with the follistim, but when it came down to the time, I asked Mr. A to read me the directions in the booklet. He was cracking jokes about how many pages of instructions there were- "what are we, launching a nu.clear mi.ssile?!" Ha!

The injection site stung a little right after the shot, and I have a little bruise this morning, but otherwise I found myself looking forward to my next shot- even at 630am this morning! (Don't worry, I'll wait till tonight...) I feel great today- so far no side effects to speak of.

Mr. A awesomely helped me winterize the front flower beds this afternoon (not like it is truly "winter" but it's a good day for some upkeep)- I transplanted and divided some perennials I had in the backyard and I moved some existing flowers around somewhat, and we put down a layer of newspaper and mulch to hopefully help with the weeds next year. We're taking a breather and then we'll head out to clean up the weeds/mess that we left on the sidewalk!

My friend T (who is adopting but just in the first stages) received a call from her friend (who is adopting) who received a call from an acquaintance that there is a 2-day old baby girl in FL who has no one to adopt her. (My friend T (and me) are heartbroken for this little girl, but T doesn't have a completed homestudy yet..) The birth grandmother wants an open adoption, but the birthmom does not appear to care one way or the other. Apparently the birthmom was working with an agency, but the birth grandmother wants an open adoption, and no waiting family in the agency wants an open adoption. I'm not sure how the situation has changed since yesterday, but if any of you who are adopting are interested, email me and I can try to put you in touch with someone who knows more!


Hillary said...

Glad the shot went well - I do my first one tonight! :)

Anonymous said...

Glad that you didn't have any issues with the first shot. I hope that continues.

Anonymous said...

Glad the first shot went well too!

prayerfuljourney said...

Gosh...I wish I lived in FL. Interstate adoptions are just as hard if not harder than international...lots of red tape, etc. I hope that changes.

Good luck with the meds! Sounds like they are starting off on a good note!

Praying for Hope said...

Well, that's certainly good news about the shot. I'm not sure I'd ever look forward to one, so you can tell I'm pretty impressed that you do.