Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Week 3: So Smooth Its Scary

My transition continues to chug along, with the week three milestone being passed just yesterday. So far, things are going incredibly well, to the point that I am waiting for one or both metaphorical shoes to drop!

This weekend, my wife told me that she loves me and plans to stay with me, even if I go through with a full bottom surgery. I know she may change her mind when it comes to this, but I'm amazed at how far she has come in so little time.

She also told me that she has been posting about our situation on TG-spouse message boards, and that the information she obtained has been very helpful to her. From conversation, it sounds like her primary concern is for my health, especially in light of my past clotting issues.

One request my wife had of me was that I store some of my swimmers before the hormones kill them off. It seems she would really like to have another child with me in a few years, sex change or not. I am more than willing to do this, as I am committed to making our marriage work, short of stopping my transition.

My body continues its slow ascent to femininity. I've not noticed much different from last week, but they say these things come in fits and starts, so I have my fingers crossed for next week and beyond. One change I have noticed is mental: on testosterone, I was constantly setting goals and trying to change the world; on estrogen, I'm much more ok with the way things are. That could just be a result of the stress of home and family life right now, not the hormones, but there does seem to be some kind of calming affect going on as a result of the estrogen.

Well, that's all for now. Thanks for reading!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Two Weeks of Tweaking Me

Tomorrow marks two weeks since I started my regimen of 4 mg Estradiol, with the purpose of transforming myself from a he to a she. In that short time, I have noticed a host of changes to my body, including:
  • Softening of the skin all over my body. Specifically, there is a layer of fat under my skin in places where it wasn't before. 
  • A change in my pubic hair from a male type to a female type. Its hard to say what this means exactly, but you would know it if you saw it.
  • Changes in my face. Yes, there is new fat on my cheeks and upper face, which is starting to round out a bit. I noticed it in the mirror this week.
  • A bigger chest and butt. Both are the result of redistributed fat, rather than new tissue growth, but I'll take it how I can get it. 
Things at home have been going much better this week. My wife, who had been struggling with the post-baby blues, went to her doctor and got on some prescription medicine. This has made her much easier to get along with, and its making my transition all the smoother.

Thanks this week to my friend Melissa, who gave me a bunch of advice on being a girl, including what moisturizer to use. I picked some up the other day and I am loving the results so far.