Another reason why I was fairly focused on thoughts about possible future children this past fall is because I had surgery in October on my uterus. I didn't write about it at the time because I can be a private person, but also I can sometimes be a little avoidant when coping. In this case it was a healthy coping because I didn't want to think about the surgery too much before it happened and then freak myself out. Healthy la-la land was good for me by keeping busy with house projects and checking out my new running app. So, I was not overly stressed leading up to or on the day of surgery.
I was also really glad that Tal was able to take off from work that day. Part of me really wanted my dad to be there. I'm a daddy's girl. What can I say? But, being that Tal is a nurse, I was in good hands. Plus, he is a recovery room nurse, so he was in his wheelhouse so to speak. However, I am thankful that I could share all of these feelings with Tal and he was kind, understanding and sensitive about it.
Just before my annual exam in the early summer, I had a few instances of some bleeding between periods. Turns out, I had a small polyp that needed to be removed. All went smoothly and the lab work came back with no worries. During my follow-up appointment, my doctor was very positive and said that my uterus and ovaries looked great. She gave the clear to start trying to have a baby. The news really gave me peace of mind. Things look healthy all up in there. Then a few weeks later my regular doctor said my thyroid levels looked good with my annual screening for that. More good news, which is also surprising given how the levels looked when I was in Florida.
Not to be cliche, but if it is meant to happen, it is meant to happen. It appears my body is in fairly good shape for where I'm at in life to be trying for a baby. I'll take that! Right now in this moment, I feel very content and at ease. I hope this feeling carries with me into 2017.