First, thank you to everyone for the comments on my "breakdown" post. It helps to know that even people I don't know are praying for me... and honestly, I know the prayers themselves helped, too- I felt immensely better the following day. Sure, I had a good u/s and was Ovulating the next day, but it was more than that. I felt peace from all of those prayers. So, thank you!
My u/s yesterday was so cool! Not only did we see the corpus luteum (and she showed me those fuzzy edges and white line that tells you it's a C.L. and not a follicle), but my cervix was SO different than it had been the day before! It was completely closed, with no fluid around it at all. It's really amazing how the body works, isn't it? I mean, there is such a SMALL window of opportunity to actually get pregnant... and yet, our population is booming! Everything in our bodies really has a purpose, and all of those purposes tie in together so beautifully.
DH and I watched Christopher West on EWTN the other night. It was really a fascinating talk he gave- about human sexuality (mostly he commented on different sections of "Theology of the Body"). My favorite part was when he explained why it is that God/Christ is always referred to as the bridegroom and we (humanity) are always referred to as the bride. He said that in the woman (bride), we have the perfect example of why this is. In a relationship with her groom, the bride is the one who is receptive to the gifts that the groom gives her (also physically, her body is created to do just this). And like women, we as humans (men and women alike) should mirror that example in our relationship with God. We should be receptive to God, his gifts, and His will for us, and bear fruit from it- just as a bride does with her groom. Hence, we are God's bride.
As if reading my mind, Christopher West then went on to say, "This does not mean reproduction only. It means we should be bearing the fruit of love in all of our actions."
What's also really cool is that DH and I picked a reading from Song of Songs for our 1st reading at our wedding. It is not a common reading for weddings, because it is often misunderstood and "embarrassing" to those who don't understand it. It is a love song, or poem, between God (the Lover) and his people (the beloved). And in it, we have an example, right in the Bible, of what the union between man and wife should be based upon.
OK, back to gynecological news. I had a pap smear last week that revealed a yeast infection. My Dr. said she's surprised I didn't have any symptoms, because it has probably been brewing for a while, since they don't usually show up on the paps. So I had to buy some Monistat today (she wanted me to wait until post-Peak), and when AF comes, I can start the strong antibiotic she Rx'd. I know it's completely insane to think this way, but I'm slightly nervous about the Monistat, if I am pregnant. Here, my fertility Dr is TELLING me to use Monistat, and I'm still hesitant that it could be bad for a living thing traveling down my fallopian tubes and no where near my vagina! I got the 3-day treatment option so that I can finish before implantation at least!
Other news? DH's acupuncture treatments are treating a whole slew of things, including weight loss. He has TONS of stress, and the stress causes him to have sleep apnea and insomnia... which leads him to get up at night and snack. And not healthy snacks, but the really, really sugary ones. So, he is now doing a cleansing diet, and it includes chicken soup for dinner. I am making the most AMAZING-smelling chicken soup right now, it's unreal!! I put fresh herbs from our garden in it (parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme... and marjoram that I had dried)... did anyone else just start humming Scarborough Fair? If so, then you rock for liking good music.
All You, are we cycle buddies again? Do you think you O'd this cycle? What's new with your pelvic organs? :P