Thursday, June 10, 2010

No Babies for 5 Years...

Yes you heard right. We are content with two babies at this point in our lives. So unless I have a slight lapse in sanity, no babies for at least the next 5 years. I went last Friday and got Mirena put in. The procedure itself took about 5 minutes and really wasn't all that painful. I mean there were a couple points where it didn't feel great, like when they measured my uterus... the inside of it...yeah not fun.

One thing that was a little strange, they sprayed a numbing spray and it oddly enough smelled like cherries. Why? I'm not quite sure, but ok. Then they inserted the IUD and that stung a bit, but was literally like 10 seconds worth of pain. Then they cut the strings and I was on my way.

I really was expecting a lot more pain for some reason. I thought I'd be keeled over in bed with a heating pad and box of midol, but I only really had a slight back ache for a couple hours then nothing.

So far so good other than a little breakout on my chin. Although I would like to say, if Mirena insists on giving me back my skin from my teenage years, could it at least bring me back to that weight as well? Would be a nice trade in my opinion.

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Cheryl said...

5 yrs is the spread between our oldest and the twins and it is PERFECT!! He is in school so I am not overwhelmed by a bunch of kids ALL the time!!

Good to hear it was not painful!!!

Jennifer said...

Hi Gretchen,
No babies for 5 years is a good thing..right now your hands are full :) Just want to let you know (not to scare you in the least - but to share my experience) that my sister had Mirena inserted. All was fine in the first few months, then she started to feel really 'off balance.' Her hormones were all our of whack. To the point of almost depression, she had to have it removed. I am sure she is the minority, but just something to be on the lookout for.
Good luck with it :)

Gretchen said...

oh thank you for letting me know. I will definitely be on the look out. that's scary that it threw her off so much.