Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Case of the Colored CM

I think I may have had a spotting episode yesterday. I say "think" because I'm not completely sure of myself. See, I noticed a change in the tint of my CM yesterday. It has steadily been a watery/creamy mix since my BFP and the Prometrium gives it a peach hue. No biggie. But yesterday, it seemed to have changed from peach to tan. Not red by any means. But a noticeable change from the norm.

Following in the footsteps of Geohde, I thought some visual aids may be helpful to demonstrate my case.

Exhibit A: Traditional color, courtesy of Prometrium

Exhibit B: Mysterious new shade

List of possible suspects:

Mr. Cervix - Motive: angry due to the 2-3 tablets invading his personal space each day

Ms. Uterus - Motive: criminal history of evicting innocent embryos before their lease is up

Prometrium - Motive: ever fashionable, needed a new outfit because peach is not a winter color

I tried not to freak out and instead vowed to keep an eye on it. If the mysterious color should reappear, we would take a trip to the ER or the RE (whichever office was available) and get checked out. I reasoned with myself that if it were an omen of things to come, there was nothing I could do about it and I should just continue doing what I've been doing all along, and hope we make it to our ultrasound on Tuesday.

The good news is that despite being on my feet last night for a solid 2-3 hours at my work holiday party, the color has not returned as of tonight. Instead, I've had the usual peach on the pantyliner. Very reassuring.

DH and I have been abstinent so I know it wasn't due to sex. I have no idea where it came from but I am glad the visit was cut short. I'm not up for unannounced visitors these days.

Today marks 6w2d. I'm so glad and so scared to be back here. Just a week and a half (maybe two) from now is around the time our Snowflake melted. I pray that history will not be repeating itself this time around. I can't say I feel more confident about Sunshine but I do know that somehow, some way, it will be okay. I don't know why I feel this way after the stress of the progesterone deficiency and recurrent loss but I really believe it will be okay. Foolish optimism, perhaps?

ETA: Speaking of Geohde, visit her blog for some exciting news!!!!!


Meghan said...

I definitely had some 'irritation' towards the end of my 2 weeks with prometrium. Hoping Mr Cervix was just temporarily annoyed.

Fertilize Me said...

You tell Mr Cervix to suck it up (literally)

Geohde said...

Hoping that your pantyliners stay unstained by anything other than prometrium,



Kim said...

Hmm... I don't look that closely at my CM anymore because I'm terrified of seeing red. As long as you don't see red, I consider you still in the game with me :O).

chicklet said...

Your descriptions are cute (in the scary way). HOpefully this colored stuff goes away.

Grad3 said...

Thinking of you... Hugs

JJ said...

Hope it was/is a temporary hue-change. I keep you and your little one in my prayers!

SaraS-P said...

Hope all is ok. It ain't red, right? Let's hope for no red.

Baby Blankenship said...

Praying and thinking of you always...With lots of love!!!

Amy said...

I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you!!! Hoping good things from your friend in Illinois!

Shelby said...

I had tons of irritation with the progesterone. It just didn't seem to like it being in there. And was always tinged one color or another. I really hope it's just a "normal" reaction, and that everything is OK. I'll be thinking about you and your ultrasound tomorrow!!

singletracey said...

Mr Cervix was probably irritated. Big hugs.. I cant wait for the U/S of Sunshine :-)

Tons of good thoughts sent your way!

Yodasmistress said...

Crossing my fingers it turns out to be nothing!

Elizabeth said...

I had CM that same shade a couple of times while on prometrium and nothing bad has happened yet.