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Western North Dakota , United States
My husband, Allen, and I are high school sweet hearts. We started dating Sep.99'- I kind of followed Allen home one day, and never did leave, is Allen's story. November 02' we were engaged, and on November 22,2003 - we were married. Having been married for 6 years in 2009, marked the 5th year we had been trying to start our family. With the referral of a Fertility Specialist from a friend, our IUI attempts ended up being a complete success despite my doubts. We welcomed our sweet little girl, Hayleigh into the world on June 30,2010 at 6:28am after 37wks and 1 day of gestation. She weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20 in long. We found out that we were Baby #2 on April Fool's Day- a complete surprise! Reid Allen was born 11/13/12 3:24am 9lbs 8.2oz 21", after 38wks 5 days. Our 3rd baby, Eva Jane, was born on April 19, 2015 after suffering a pregnancy loss June of 2014. We are currently anxiously awaiting baby #4 due 2 days before Eva's birthday, so we are having Irish Twins! Our family is so blessed and happy to be growing!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Trying Not to Have Babies for the 1st Time in My Life

Funny how most of my adult married life, I spent most of it trying to get pregnant. Now that we are past that time in our lives/marriage, I'm at the opposite end of that spectrum for the first time. I wish I knew we wouldn't be able to have more kids- that would be soo easy! BUT, I don't want to be 40 years old with a new oops baby on the way again. Sad to think that something we spent so much time and money on trying to achieve is now what we are spending time and money to not have happen after all of those years.

After Reid was born, I went back to my post pardom appointment and talked to my midwife about different options for us. Allen getting fixed just isn't an option at this time because of the amount of down time he will need and he just cannot take off for a couple of weeks, or go on light duty for it either for now. I went ahead and opted for the Mirena, since I didn't want to have to remember to take a pill every day, or get fixed, undergoing surgery for that too. A couple of weeks after I had my initial post pardom checkup, I got the Mirena put in. I did do some checking into it, and for the most part everyone I talked to that had it LOVED it. There are a few things that no one tells you about or talks about though until AFTER you get it... When I was at the appointment, getting it put in, the nurse told me as long as I could reach in and feel one cable string, I was golden. Cable String??!! WTF is that! Well, it was already in, and too late to ask about that- but they have to leave these cable strings in where they can reach them to extract it when it is time for it to be removed. UGHH! I am also have bloating, weight gain- I'm afraid to even look, breaking out on my face, and cramps like I experienced with taking fertility shots to make me produce follicles. Needless to say, this thing is coming out a week from today!

I did read all of the possible side effects this thing could do to me- the usual ones... so I didn't bat an eye about it. Now, 99% of everyone I talked to that had this thing didn't have a period after having it put in. Me... let's just say that it wasn't wondering when I would ever bleed, it was when am I not bleeding? OMG!! WHO would want to live like this? And, another thing....those cable strings... YEAH.... Well I will just say that my husband HATES them. They poke him like a tooth pick or needle. No one said much of anything about that one either. After that first happened to Allen, he was ready for me to go back and get the thing ripped out. It has basically reeked havoc on every aspect of my life right now in one way or another.

Anyway, I know this post was a little TMI but, I wish I would have known then what I know now about it all.

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