This post is all about the miserableness that is my period and our upcoming FET. If that doesn't sound interesting to you, I will not be even a little offended for you to leave the site now. I will be back soon with funny stories and enjoyable pictures soon.
The last few days have been rough on me. I started cramping and spotting on cycle day 21. I couldn't even begin to think of it as hopeful, as possible implantation bleeding. I knew it was just another sign that my body is a mess and that endometriosis is a real bitch. On CD23 I officially started. I at least hoped for a quick and easy period. I mean, how can it be bad on such a short cycle? Right.
It has been awful. Just awful. By far the worst period I have had in a few years. Since before Henry for sure. The cramps have brought me to tears several times. More times than I can count. I am emotional and just drained. It doesn't help that it just keeps going. It has been going on for ten days. TEN DAYS of miserable. I was grocery shopping yesterday and actually thought I might pass out. I wasn't sure if it was from an issue with my period (because not to be too graphic here, but I was bleeding a lot. Like a lot, a lot. Like I was mildly concerned for my health) or just because I was emotionally drained and my body was calling "Uncle" and requiring a reboot.
So last night Henry went to stay the night with my parents (where he apparently had a TON of fun listening to Big Band music with his Great Nana) and Nick and I went on a date night. We went out to dinner and to see Tron 3D and we had a wonderful time. It was exactly what I needed, and I am so thankful that Nick knew that. My period finally seems to be slowing down and I think it may be done in another day or two. Who knows for sure with this endo, but I am hopeful. Either way this will mark the end of our trying from home. I start back on birth control in a couple days in preparation for our FET in March. The ball is really rolling, and as terrified as I am about that, I am thrilled to be getting started. To put the thoughts and questions behind us and actually hit the green light on this cycle. So... here we go!