7 days ago, I laid an egg. I know that I laid one, because my temps have indeed indicated that I successfully O’d, via a temperature shift.
This is my 2nd unmedicated cycle in a long time, and I’m still slightly shocked that my body has indeed behaved itself and has both produced and released said egg. To be perfectly honest, I’m not 100% sure how I feel about the fact that my body has (at least at first glance) seemingly corrected itself, and is now O-ing on it’s own. I should be thrilled, but I’m not for one main reason.
If a woman’s infertility is occurring because she is not O-ing, it is usually very easy to get her body to O through the use of medications and/or injections, thereby allowing her to become pregnant once the doctors have confirmed that she is O-ing. Once they’ve established that she is neither O-ing on her own or with the use of meds, she passes into the realm of “Unexplained Infertility”, which is infinitely more difficult to treat and correct. Why? Because, in layman’s terms: the doctors have no freakin’ idea why she is unable to become pregnant, given that the semen analysis of her partner/donor comes back fine.
A tidbit of information on “Unexplained Infertility” can be found here.
Now that I’ve established that I am O-ing all by my onesies … I now hop right onto the “Unexplained Infertility” crazy train. Fabulous. Just what I always wanted.
All that being said, I did behave myself like a good girl, and got my blood drawn to check my progesterone levels. Doctors have varying levels that they consider to be indicative of O, but the vast majority of them believe that progesterone levels over 5 ng/mL indicates some form of O, with levels over 10 ng/mL being preferred on a natural cycle.
*For an idea of what the normal ranges for infertility blood work should look like, take a peek at the Fertility Plus website here.*
So all I have to do now is wait to hear back from the RE’s office about the results of my blood work. Considering that my boobs are still incredibly tender (albeit not as sore as they were 2 days ago), I’m expecting to see that my progesterone levels are indeed over the 10 ng/mL levels that they should be for a natural cycle. Not for nothin’ but I’m totally loving this new cleavage! THAT can stick around for a while!
So after running around like a chicken with my head cut off this morning, I think me and Matthew will likely plan on relaxing here at home (with a possible dinner on the town – we always go out on payday), and playing with Bubby! John has progressed so much as of late in his developmental milestones, and just fills me with wonder every single day! I’d give anything to see the world through his eyes for just a moment!