Three days into the 2ww (which is actually 12 days for us instead of 14) and all I can focus on is shifting from side to side to ease off my tender tush every once in awhile. For some reason, each PIO shot has gotten progressively worse. We've been warming the oil, warming the syringe while the oil is in it, heating my tush before and after and the tissue still seems to be hardening more each day. I'm not getting actual lumps, which makes me think the oil is dissipating, but for some reason I can feel the oil being injected more acutely each day. I try really hard not to make any noises while B is injecting because I don't want to make him feel bad, but sometimes it is hard. This morning he pulled the needle out slightly crooked and I let out a not so quiet little "ooof!" He said "sorry, we got a bleeder." Yeah, I felt that one coming.
Someone tell me that this gets easier over time and to stop being a baby. Or something.
I saw Ju.no with my mom yesterday. She tried to talk me out of it given the topic, but since I was prepared for the pregnancy-related theme, I was fine with it. I didn't want to miss out on the one movie lately that looked really good. And it was really good. Funny, quirky, touching with really good casting. It may have been a different experience for me if our cycle had been cancelled, if I had just gotten a BFN or if I was just in a different place. But I'm in a place of hope right now and so I could empathize with the character on the screen without connecting it to my situation at all. I'm such a grown up.
Since we were at the theater at 2pm on a Thursday, the other patrons were mostly old ladies. Sorry, senior citizens. As we were leaving the theater the common theme I heard from these women was "boy, things sure are different these days," and "I guess anything is acceptable nowadays," and "that wasn't acceptable in our day." I don't necessarily think the situation portrayed in the movie is commonplace (the parents' reaction to their teen's pregnancy and how they quickly accept the situation, the "easy" adoption, etc.). However, I think it's great we are living in a time where the topic in general is acceptable to portray in a movie in a humorous, but touching manner. I would be very curious to hear/read the reaction of our fellow adoption bloggers.
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