Friday, October 12, 2012

How I'm Doing

Pregnancy #3 came as a complete shock.  Well, I guess not a complete shock, but I will say that I have officially learned my lesson for making fun of Michelle Duggar and her clown car uterus, because, well, I appear to have one of my own:)  This experience has also taught me that absolutely NO form of birth control is safe, and my husband will be getting fixed.  Yup.  We weighed the pros and cons of either of us getting sterilized (and unfortunately, due to my intense metal allergy, I am not a candidate for a method like the IUD), and we decided that it would be best if he was the one who "took one for the team."

Because this is one team that will not be growing.  After March, that is.

So to give you some perspective on how this is going to be, Bug will have turned 3 before Baby Shades' due date, and Cat will be about 15 months old.  ::gulps::

But seriously, you guys.  No form of birth control is safe.

I say this because while we, granted, were using more natural methods (which worked pretty well until they didn't), my friend Erin got pregnant over the summer while on the Nuvaring, which is a pretty idiot-proof form of birth control.  You pop the ring in for three weeks, you take it out for one, no babies.  So Erin happily did this for awhile until she missed a period.  And then she called me frantic with a positive pregnancy test.

So, she goes in, thinking she's like, 6-8 weeks along and learns that she is actually 18.5 WEEKS ALONG.  They do an ultrasound and she learns she's having a boy.  She hadn't missed her periods or anything.  She didn't mess up inserting it.  She wasn't on antibiotics.  Her birth control just failed.

And shortly after I learned all this I found out I was preggers.  Go figure.

Anyway, we are looking forward to learning if the boys are getting a brother or a sister.  We just refinanced our house--we are still planning on upgrading but we have made the decision to keep our place as a rental once we find a new place to live.  I am leaning toward  moving after the baby is born, but we'll see what happens.  I've started to learn that I shouldn't plan for anything.

I will say that this experience has taught me to truly be careful about what you say.  I told my doctor when I was at my 6 week checkup after Bug was born that I didn't want kids after age 30...and I will be 30 when this one is born:)

I am sort of freaked out about all of this, but I figure it's like having one, and then having two kids was:  I will find a way to make it work.  I haven't figured out how I'm going to do that yet, but I will let you know once I do:)

In other news, I will be updating my 30 before 30 list, as my birthday is now 4 days away.  I am sure you will forgive me for not reaching the "lose 15 lbs" goal, but Baby has sort of prevented that.

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