Congratulations! It's exciting and scary. There really are so many emotions: sadness, nostalgia, anxiety, excitement, worry, and a feeling of being self conscious. We had a tough time telling our friends and family about the loss of our son last year so husband and I have decided to keep it quiet. We actually didn't tell family until the Promise Walk where I was about 14.5 weeks along. And we have only chosen to tell a small group of friends. Extended family and casual friends won't find out until much further along.
I was also concerned about the Lovenox shots. I don't really have a fear of needles, I just didn't want to be the person who has to stick myself every day. But honestly, the Lovenox shots aren't that bad. The needle doesn't really hurt. And if it does, just change the angle upon entry. The medicine does burn.
But I sing Happy Birthday to my little Snowflake while I push the meds through. It helps to remind me what I'm doing all this for. And you can also move the needle a bit to disperse the medication in a different direction. Don't worry, moving it slightly with the needle inside doesn't hurt. The nerve endings are much farther down at that point. That's why it's so important to get it in the fatty tissue.
I guess I'm getting ahead of myself here. But I guess everyone has their little tricks to make the shots hurt less. Congratulations again and I hope you get a heart beat at your first ultrasound!