come April 6 2012 (you know around then) that's what we'll be saying to Jack's new little brother or sister! Yup, I'm growing a baby! Exciting huh?
It's actually quite an interesting story. Considering I was on birth control and all, again. Listen closely if you have a mirena in! I went to my OB in the beginning of April to have the mirena removed. I wasn't happy with the side effects and just wanted it out. It had been in over a year. After poking around for about 10 minutes, the most painful 10 minutes of my life, the Dr. announced she wanted to use the ultrasound to locate it, then remove it after she saw it. Another painful 10 minutes of searching under U/S and it wasn't out. She showed me on the monitor what she thought was the mirena, but asked me to come back so she have the U/S tech there to help her. Since I was leaving for NY the next day, we scheduled for a month later when I returned.
When I was home there was a week where I wasn't feeling too great, but I just thought it was either traveling related or a stomach bug. I just had no appetite for anything. A week into my visit, my mom hosted a psychic party with a woman near our hometown. My mother-in law came down, all my aunts, one of my cousins and her son, and my grandma were there. At one point, the psychic looked at me and said she saw babies. She asked if I had babies, I said a son, and she said no you're pregnant? Since this mirena was supposedly in, I said no I'm pretty sure I'm not. She wouldn't give it up and kept telling me I was "pink" and that I would be pregnant by December then. But she really kept saying that I was.
Fast forward the rest of the vacation, I get to my OB appt and the sonographer calls me back. She says she wants to scan me first, find the mirena, then call the Dr. in for the removal. So I lay back, get my belly lubed up and she's silent. She finally looks at me and says, "Well, I don't see it, but you're pregnant." I just about died. How could I have a mirena in and be pregnant? I was crying so much that she wasn't sure I was even happy about the situation! When she assured me that the mirena was really not anywhere inside that she could see, I finally calmed down. I was just so scared that there would be some complications with the baby having that in. Then she informs me that I'm not newly pregnant, but 9w5d! At least I'm almost done with the sucky part...
Apparently, mirenas can fall out. And you won't have any idea. I still can't believe that I wouldn't feel that, but the U/S tech says she sees it more than you would think. Hmm... glad I went through that implantation pain just for it to fall out...
So here I am now, 13 weeks pregnant. Baby E is due April 6, 2012. Which also happens to be our 5 years anniversary! Jack is very excited and loves to kiss the baby in Mommy's (or as he calls me "Mee") belly. He will be a very good brother I'm sure.
We are considering a home birth for this baby too. I had a natural water birth at a birth center with Jack, but with no facility like that around, I'll do what is the next best thing in my opinion. We haven't met with the homebirth midwife yet to make the decision, but she has good reviews and credentials! The hospital here does offer water birth, I just am wary about a Dr. led birth. My OB has already brought up the inductions and C-sections and I want nothing to do with that. So, we will have to see what happens. I have no worries though that the birth will be perfect.