Today I am optimistically 9dpo.
On Feb10 my Progesterone levels were 228ng/dL with Estrogen levels at 130pg/mL. So there’s a very strong chance that my body hasn’t reset from January 22-23 when it was spotting and I’m still hanging out in my theoretical luteal phase. I will take a test at 14dpo and request my ultrasound interpretations when I get my big fat negative. Hopefully I can put this TTC thing behind me at least for a little while. My thyroid levels are very low. My doctor asked me if I eat salt.
“I thought salt was in virtually everything”
“Do you prepare your own meals”
“Do you cook from the box”
“Do you add salt to your meals”
“No, I don’t even own a carton of salt”
“Go buy some sea salt”
lol the key to my reproductive health was in my diet but it wasn’t my proportions, it was my iodine intake. Some how I erased salt from my diet almost completely for such a long time that I mowed down the health of my thyroid. My thyroid is to blame for my slow weight-loss despite my grandest attempts, and current state of mild obesity.
So maybe if I east salt Aunt Flo will come. I’m going to try it tonight! How long am I supposed to wait to see results? I guess only time will tell.
I went three days without trying to conceive. No charting, Not temp taking, for an entire three days. I’m very proud of myself. I feel so much more relaxed and free. I’m going to let this “cycle” fizzle out and the move on with my non-trying-to-conceive life. If anything I at least need a break. I told the lover when we got back from vacation today that now that we know where the problem lies, (and it’s not in my ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, or cervix) I feel so much more at ease to wait a little while longer. He was telling me about the type of ring he was thinking about me. It’s not going to be the jewelry store promoted “diamond ring” instead he’s going to get me an actually pretty stone in a pretty setting.
I don’t need a ring to show off my social class or wealth, I’ll have an elaborate wedding for that. (implied joke) I’m very excited that he shares the same ideas behind engagement rings and values the history of the engagement ring more than he values the “social norm” that some how came about. I find it silly that these days men go out to the store “select” a ring with a setting and deliver it to their significant other to “surprise” them with a diamond ring, not in the setting she envisioned but it always turns out to be perfect, and better than what she could ever asked for. Yawn, what else would it have been? Everyone down the street gets diamond rings. How thoughtful was he actually being? It was what he knew to do to propose. What? Diamond ring. What makes it special? Find one that looks expensive. I guess the same amount of thoughtful he was when he bought you flowers and chocolate for valentine’s day, or when he got you a necklace or stereotypical girl thing for your birthday. I was alright with getting a diamond ring, sort of accepted that was what was going to be it. Now I’m pretty stoked about what it could be! So many potential settings, gems, and stones which combination of those represents our commitment and love to him? When he gets me a ring I know it will be an expression of who he is and who I am to him, not just the box of chocolates.
This process is taking so long. I really don’t want to be counting down to our 5 year anniversary without a ring, it’s far too embarrassing when several of our friends have met dated and have gotten married while he and I were together. I guess in a way this just means I have than many more people who will be attending my wedding with thoughtful gifts and appreciations for registries.
Disclaimer: Your diamond ring is very pretty and was very thought out. I don’t think down about your ring diamonds are nice they just aren’t the only rock in this world. The same way the pure white strapless wedding gown with a long train isn’t the only wedding gown out there. Sure it’s perfect for some but not everyone.