The NaBloPoMo prompt for today is: What is something you always pack on a trip?
For that past two years, one of my packing staples has been a digital thermometer, a digital basal body temperature thermometer to be exact. For those who don’t know, your basal body temperature is your body’s lowest temperature while at rest.
Why did this thermometer become one of my going-on-trip must-haves? So I could track my BBT. So I could look for the pre-ovulation temp dip that would tell me that ovulation is on the way. So I could confirm if/when I ovulated by seeing the temp spike. So I could obsess over every post-ovulation and wonder if the sustained higher temperature meant pregnancy or if the drop meant the dreaded AF was on the way.
Except this time, for our upcoming trip to Florida, I’ll be packing my thermometer so I can (hopefully) be assured that my body is producing enough progesterone to hang on to this baby.
This post is part of the NaBloPoMo daily blogging challenge. The theme for this month is “Between,” which goes perfectly with how I’ve been feeling and where I find myself: between hope and despair, between love and fear, between trying to conceive and holding a living child in my arms.