And so it begins again. While other couples are getting in the mood with candle light and soft music, every other night you'll find me and OH breaking the seals on two vials of powder, adding sterile water, giving it a good shake (the smaller the crystals the better) and sucking the contents into a syringe with a two inch needle attached. Then I lie on my side and hum a tune to distract myself while OH literally stabs me in the butt. He's not being vindictive, at least I don't think he is, it just hurts less this way.
I can't complain, we've done all this before and were blessed with our beautiful daughter as a result. And OH is getting quite the expert with a needle. So it is with a glad and hopeful heart that I start this journey again. Wish us luck.
One more thing...
I had a long, hard think last week about what I post about after reading this post and the resulting comments. I chose not to comment and I'm not going to write much about it here because enough people have popped their two penneth into that pot, and because I'm a newbie and not sure I should, but I respect all the views and having gone through a full range of emotions about it all, I'm now sailing on my way happy in the knowledge that free opinion is one of the jewels of the blogosphere. Live and let live.
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