What is it with anniversaries and periods showing up?
Sorry if it's TMI. I record this here partly for my own record keeping, and partly because I wish there were more blogs of mamas on the road farther ahead of me that had the gory details of how screwed up their cycles were in the first few months post partum.
At least it's good for me to begin to see a pattern, that the day I want to die is usually the day before I get my period.
So I'm 4 months postpartum, yesterday. Had a 22 day cycle this month, which I suppose is an improvement. My progesterone tested low this week, so that could be at least partly to blame for the screwy cycles. Though low progesterone can be a sign of a poor egg in ovulation, also, apparently. So which came first, the low P or the bad egg? I'm sure they're all tied together.
Next up, I go in for every hormonal blood test under the sun (I do those on Saturday) and then I start a very low dose bcp to keep my lining thin so that I can go get a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) and a hysteroscopy (which will be done 7 to 10 days from now, waiting on the office to call back to have those scheduled.) The hsg and hysteroscopy look at the inside of my uterus and my tubes to see if there's anything irregular in there (fibroids, endo, blocked tube, etc.) Then doctor should have enough info to begin to surmise or hypothesize why my cycles are so screwy, and hopefully get me to a place where I've got some good shots at getting knocked up in the months to come. (Please please please. Please please please. Please please please.)
So much for a 28 day cycle. So much for getting pregnant this go-round. And now it looks like the timing will be perfect for me to get my next period while we're in Maui. So much for that little fairy tale storyline of conceiving there. Instead, I'm really looking forward to the gutwrenching sobbing and emotional catastrophes that precede my period while we're away on vacation. Yikes. E says maybe I'll get pregnant before we go, and I'll get my bfp while we're there...but that's way too hopeful for me to even try to consider as a possibility. It's all doom and gloom around these parts.
Off to acupuncture and the chiropractor - lord knows I need as much support as I can get right now.
Thanks for all the love from last night's post, btw.