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Four Weeks – Third Injection

So, I’m writing this in the car while Alex drives. We are on our way to the Seattle area to get married tomorrow. On the way from San Diego, we stopped to visit both my mom to drop off the dog and also my grandparents who live in northern California. They both tried so hard to call me by my chosen name; it felt really good. My mom did better with calling Alex by his name, but still had a lot of problems with the pronouns. I think it will take her a while to get the hang of it, but I understand. My grandma, on the other hand, kept saying “you girls,” but then would immediately say “you guys.” It was kind of amusing. But, she did really well with both of our names. I was kind of nervous because this is the first time I’ve seen this particular set of grandparents since I came out (and for that matter, anyone in my family besides my mom, uncle, and brother), but things were definitely a lot better than I could have imagined and not awkward at all. They just wanted to make sure I was happy.

On top of seeing my grandparents and getting married, today was my third injection! That means it’s been four weeks already. It hardly seems like it’s been a month at all, but the changes are becoming a little more noticeable.

Voice: I’ve definitely noticed that my talking voice is a little lower; however, when I saw my mom, she said that it didn’t sound any different. *shrugs*

Below the belt: The sensitivity has gone down some, but it seems to increase right after the injection. We’ll see what happens in the next couple of days. I think the size has increased slightly.

Muscle/Fat: I think that my shoulders are getting wider. Definitely noticing more increases in muscle size. Also, my hips have gotten smaller from last time I measured! Now, my hips and shoulders are the same size, so that’s pretty exciting. I’ll be really happy when my shoulders are wider than my hips.

Hair: I’ve got a couple more hairs on my chin, but haven’t really noticed any changes to my hair in any other places yet.

Later tonight, I’ll have Alex take some photos and I’ll post them up here.

Other than that, I’m getting a tattoo later today! That’s pretty exciting for me. I’m finally getting a tiger tattoo that I’ve always wanted. I feel like this is a good “coming out” tattoo for me or just starting a new chapter of my life with the transition and getting married. =D I should mention that I’m really exciting to wear my dress clothes!

Note: This is two days late because I didn’t have internet access until tonight.