We hadn't been into town yet so we took the shuttle there and walked around for a bit. It was very very small. I got a manicure and pedicure but it definitely wasn't the US kind. It's always interesting seeing the similarities and differences between places.
When it was time to head back, we decided to walk to save the cost of a tuk tuk. A nice French couple ended up asking where we were staying since they were looking for a place. They ended up walking back with us and choosing to stay as well. Later on we ran into them at the pool.
In the late afternoon, we had our massage included with the hotel package. After expressing my disappointment with the included boat tour yesterday they offered to extend our massage to two hours followed by a romantic sunset drink and appetizers. The massage was great. Traditional Thai massages sure know how to stretch you in directions you didn't know were possible. Jeremy isn't the most flexible so he always giggles when they stretch him awkwardly. Even with me being more flexible, sometimes it's a bit much but feels really good at the same time.
Here are some pictures from our sunset spot! Just perfect!
Loving every moment
Delicious watermelon cocktails and apps
And even rocks with our initials. Too sweet and such a nice surprise from the hotel as an apology for our experience yesterday.
Next, we headed down to the reggae bar for the rest of the sunset and dinner on the beach. It's a rocky coast on this side of the resort but beautiful too.
Such a relaxing day!
Last, we did a lantern ceremony! This was something I had researched and really wanted to do but wasn't sure if we were going to be able to. Again, this was something I had seen on TV on a Bachelor date. They lit lanterns and made wishes as they watched them sail off into the distance. Super romantic and sweet. I certainly know what my wish is, and I think you all probably know as well. I'm still dying to find out if we were successful this round and am wishing and hoping maybe we will have good news soon! We can certainly wish with some Thai lanterns. Who knows maybe it will come true!
Waiting for them to heat up! It took about five minutes.
And that wish brings me back to some updates on that front. While being away has been wonderful and a great distraction, I will definitely admit our pregnancy struggles are still very prevalent on my mind. In the quiet moments when flying or driving to or from a destination, I find my mind wandering and wondering if I could be pregnant. These two weeks waiting to find out get me every time! You would think it gets easier but it really doesn't. I feel like the hope actually gets stronger. I do know that this time around I'm doing everything the doctors said including the extra progesterone pill twice a day as well as the other medicines. I do feel like we are making progress but I'm terrified of starting over again.
At least I know the next steps, and I will likely be at the doctor the Monday we get back getting my baseline bloodwork and ultrasound to make sure we are at a good starting point. I will also need another round of testing. Until we get back, all I can do is be patient and see what happens. Taking a pregnancy test is so tempting, and I actually did the other day because the doctor suggested I try one this week but I'm hoping it was just too early to test because I was not pleased with the result. We will see what happens but until then I'm going to keep enjoying every moment of our one year anniversary trip and taking in every moment of us being together in this special place!