I'm raising two beautiful babies under two while going to school to become a nurse-midwife.
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After I gave birth to Everly I had the Mirena IUD placed. When I first starting thinking about getting an IUD, I was pretty skeptical. But I know so many people who have and love them, and have never had any problems, and from what I’d read it sounded like the risks of anything going wrong were very small. I haven’t had very good luck with birth control pills, so I really liked how reliable the IUD is.
Well here I am almost 2 months later waiting to go see my midwife, because I’m pretty sure my IUD has moved out of place.
I’ve been having dull cramps and some pretty painful cramps the past couple of weeks. I’ve also been pretty nauseous at times. I had been spotting here and there, so I figured I was just about to start my period.
I was told to check the strings of my IUD periodically to make sure it is still in place. The strings normally easy to find and hang down a couple of inches. Until today. I can’t feel them at all. I can only feel a small bit of what seems to be plastic or something, just barely sticking out of my cervix.
So, yeah. I’m freaking out a lot now. I guess at least I know it’s still in my uterus since I can feel something there, but what if it punctured into my uterus or something? Or.. what if it’s just out of place but hasn’t been protecting me like it should be and I’m pregnant? My body and sanity seriously could not handle another pregnancy or baby right now, plus it’s dangerous to get pregnant with an IUD.
Hopefully I’m over reacting. Hopefully it just slipped slightly out of place and everything is fine.
Having a Business of Being Born/More Business of Being Born marathon alll night. Wonder how far in I’ll get this time before I start crying….
Enjoying his bath, and awesome spiky (spikey? I swear there’s an e, but my phone is telling me otherwise) hair.
Love these little stinkers so much!
It is sooo hard for me to photograph Arlo these days. He never stops moving. And it doesn’t help that the second I pull my camera out he runs away as fast as he can. I can’t even tell you how many photos I have of the back of his head.
But of course, the day I put him in ridiculous camouflage pajamas, he decides to let me take TONS of pictures of him!
Nearly 8 a.m. and this little angel is finally sleeping peacefully. She normally sleeps all night, besides waking for a quick feed or two, but last night she decided to stay up after her 2 a.m. feed. Luckily she was in an awesome mood and full of smiles the entire time!
Guess who got a Windows phone.. Now I can post photos of my sweet babies all day long! Like this one of my chubby girl blowing bubbles..