I had to run out of the house quickly this morning, so I didn’t get to compare today’s preggo test with yesterday’s. I’ll check it when I get home. I’m always afraid that instead of getting darker the test will get lighter. It always starts out light. However, yesterday’s test showed darker than the day before, so that was a relief.
I updated the Charts tab this morning. To be honest I hadn’t updated that part of the blog because we hadn’t been actively trying and were focusing our energies on adoption. However, when I took a look at my past charts I noticed a rather satisfying trend. I noticed a lack of spotting before my period. If you’re familiar with charting, you know that spotting in the LP is due to low progesterone levels (which is what my US doctor told me I had in addition to PCOS). In March 2017, I started a low carb diet not to boost fertility but to lose weight. Turns out that the low carb diet cuts out a lot of things that are known to essentially inflame PCOS (those terribly bad for you things like refined white sugar and white flour/bread) and encourages you to eat plenty of good fats like (avocado, butter, and coconut oil) which also boosts fertility. So I’m wondering did I inadvertently cure my PCOS? I can’t be sure since I’ve not been tested since, but I did pose the question to Luna and she agreed that I’ve done a lot of things that probably regulated my cycle and boosted my fertility. Isn’t it funny how life works? Anyway, I guess the biggest sign that I may have cured my PCOS is that I’m currently 4 weeks and 4 days pregnant (but who’s counting 😉).
I do have a bit of anxiety about today’s preggo test. Luckily Company H today has been very stress free and an easy day. That’s another thing that may have turned my fertility around. My previous job (remember Nemesis) was super stressful even though I enjoyed it most days. While searching for a job in this new city wasn’t stress-free, taking a job at Company H (probably the least stressful job I’ve ever had) was probably the best thing I could do (that and finally learning to become happy in this city). Perhaps it’s not any one of these things in isolation, but the combination of them together that did the trick. Anyway, I’m still not out of the woods yet. Every day some new fear pops into my brain. Today it was about riding my bicycle to Company H. It’s not a particularly arduous ride, but it is a long ride. During the first trimester the body is working hard to build the placenta which is why women are often quite tired during that time. I decided that I’m taking the train this month basically the rest of my time at Company H before the holiday. While I’m not overjoyed about this, I know it’s best for me and this poppy seed. Also, it’s not THAT many days on the train. I’m doing the best I can for this little seed. I hope he finds the environment friendly enough to stick around in. It’s also worth noting that I’m still scared but I’m just going to try to keep telling myself that as far as I know everything is okay and I’m doing my best.
Thanks for reading and keeping us in your thoughts. I hope this part of the story has a happy ending.
Edit: For those who are interested today’s test did darken. Hooray!
This is officially the darkest preggo test I’ve ever had in my life. I’m celebrating this small victory at the moment.