"How is my drug-laced wife?"
"Get in here and let me shoot you up."
"I am so sorry to do this to you."
(It's a bit hard on Danny to stick me with multiple needles every day. He is SO good at it and I am SOOO grateful every day for him. But he hates doing it as it gives me bruises.)
"You're doing so great, love."
"How about you take some extra deep breaths. ...Are you ready?"
(When giving me the injections, Danny kneels at my tummy and waits 'til he can tell I'm mentally ready. He watches my breathing and at the right time, according to my breaths, he will say, "Take a breath" right before the shot. It's so, so loving every time. I wrote more about it here.)
"Oh God, bless this medicine, that it might ..."
(Danny decided this time to say a prayer over the medication - that it will do it's job and help to create a child. I know that might sound strange, but it's the most beautiful and calming thing for me to hear him pray.)
"Why don't you just go sit down and relax while I prepare the next round."
(Danny continues to handle all of the medication duties, which is so kind and wonderful. I just take the meds, but he prepares them, warms them, mixes them, stores them, reads directions, measures, figures out the correct needles, warms my heat pack, even swabs my skin with alcohol, and does whatever is needed. I don't even have to look at the long needles. Oh, I love that man.)
"This feels soooo good." "I'm in heaven." "Me, too."
(Last night, Danny had me in one of his best cuddle holds on the couch. It was amazing.)
"You are on BLOGGER?!?!?" :)
(Ha! He was so shocked when I recently opened this up. I think he missed the blog, but he never mentioned it and was so supportive of my need to stop for awhile.)
I love my husband so much. These last many weeks, I have just been consumed with love and gratitude and awe because of him. He is a true partner in every way. That man offers the highest kind of love and it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.