No side effects yet, which is great. I've experienced just a little bit of pain/burning right after doing the shot, but that's it. No bruises yet either, so that's a plus.
I went to a birthday party today for my husband's coworker's daughter. She turned 5. Usually these kinds of events put me into a panic. After all, we are typically the only couple there without a child (this was no exception). However, it went better than expected. There were several adorable babies there (military families are especially fertile), which usually just makes me sad. Instead, I held them and put one to sleep, which always makes me happy. When the other women asked about children, I told them that we are in the middle of an IVF cycle. This was huge for me. For some reason, I never have the guts to tell people in those kind of situations. I think I just don't want to make them feel awkward since nobody ever knows what to say about it. Surprisingly, the husband actually tells people way more often than I do. So I took a page out of his book and told them the truth, instead of just sidestepping the question altogether. They were supportive and asked questions, which I love to answer.
My next update will probably be after my monitoring appointment next week. Have a great rest of your weekend y'all :)