As for Joy and I , there is NO pregnancy news yet. But, we have been busy all the same. I've had acupuncture for two months now and can honestly say that I am mentally and emotionally in a better place on this ttc journey than I've been in over a year.
My cycles, since starting acupuncture , have changed somewhat. About a year and a half ago I had a Hystogram done. For anyone not familiar with this, it is a dye test where you are put under ultrasound and dye is injected thru a small catheter (tube) into your cervix and up thru your tubes. This is to verify both tubes are open and ready for conception. I had this done once about 2 years ago and all was fine. But, a year and a half ago when I had a second one done, the dye wouldn't flow thru my left tube. I was DEVASTATED by that news. We'd already tried for over a year to get pg and hadn't even gotten a positive test yet. The last thing I needed to worry about was being short a tube. Well, I didn't have any reason to think the tube had disappeared and no medical issues that would lead me to believe it had ruptured since the first test.
The first month after starting acupuncture my period was strange. I only had a 2 day cycle, but after going for an acu appointment on my 4th day of cycle, I restarted. Then, I went again on day 9 or 10 of my cycle and restarted that evening. But, this restart was not the color of blood at all, it was a very light color, but thicker than just a discharge. In my head, I thought "maybe this is actually helping to clear out my left tube!!" We tried a natural cycle that month and it didn't work, but I wasn't surprised or disappointed because I felt like we were making some progress after that weird cycle.
When I started this past month, the blood was brighter red than I have had in over a year. When my acu Dr, and I discussed this, he was very excited and said this was VERY GOOD news because it meant we had improved circulation to my ovaries and uterus and this was the first step in preparing my body to carry a baby.
We just inseminated on Sunday, April 13th and Monday, April 14th. I'm excited to feel like we are doing something good for my body as a whole PLUS I think it is moving us closer to the little one that is waiting for us. I don't really feel like a newbie, but I am optimistic about our chances, if not this month itself, over the next 3 to 4 months of tries, I feel like we will finally see that BFP!!!!
I'll try to do better about updating this blog.
Thanks to anyone who is reading! Please keep us in your thoughts/prayers.