Let me just start off by saying I have to worst luck with birth controls. I have no idea why, but my body seems not to like them all that much since I turned 20. I got pregnant on the pill (not on purpose, as some would like to believe) and because I took it every day at the same time, 4 o'clock, without fail I decided that after I had Kaetana I would get the Mirena IUD implant. I thought it seemed like the best option as far as birth control goes. 5 years of not having to worry about taking anything? Okay.
At my 6 weeks postpartum checkup, I talked to my doctor about receiving it. We went through all of the side effects, dangers, and the probability of it failing/coming out/causing any other problems. After talking it through, we went ahead and put it in and I thought all was well. I had another checkup two weeks after the implantation, all looked well, bravo we're happy. Then, two weeks ago, I started having pain. Not severe, and it didn't worry me. Honestly I just thought I was going to get my period! This lasted until Wednesday. Then the stupid IUD came out. I was shocked! I knew it was possible, but not probable, and I really wasn't expecting that to happen at all. I had a scheduled appointment already, so I waited and went in today. Turns out, although it's rare for the thing to come out, if it does your chances of having another one stay are very low. Discussed my options for another kind of birth control (I really didn't want to get back on the pill, because of getting pregnant before) but unfortunately the other kinds aren't really an option for me because of the side-effects. So, here I sit, back on the pill and totally freaked out because I really, really, reeeeaaally don't want another baby right now. One is enough. (Especially since I still haven't found a job.)
Anyways. Tomorrow is Kaetana's 4 month well check, so I'll be back with her update then! And I still need to get around to posting all about John's birthday. It was a lot of fun.
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