So for the past year and a half, because of my many health problems I have had an IUD. Although most doctors don't recommend it for women who haven't had children yet, my doctor felt it would benefit me. And it did! However, Jeffy and I have decided we want to start our family. So a few weeks ago, I had it removed. This was the first time in over 5 years I have been off of birth control... I had no idea what this really meant.
I think I had forgotten supersonic speed mood swings, back pains, cramps and all the other wonderful things that accompany mother nature's monthly gift to women. I think I have cried more in the past month than I have in the past two years combined. During the season finale of Grey's, my husband had to pause the show to remind me these people weren't real. (Although, I heard this particular episode had the same effect on people who were not experiencing the same things I am.) I think I may have cried so much for no reason, it may have rubbed off on my four year old niece. After spending the morning around me on Saturday, she had a bad afternoon where she cried for a good thirty minutes. After a while, my older sister asked her why she was crying. To which she responded, "I don't know, mom. I just need a hug." Oopsie.
Today the tears got to be so much, my precious husband (who tends to be extremely patient with me) actually threatened to take me back to the doctor to get the IUD put back in.
All of this to say, pray for those around me. It may be a long nine months (plus however long it takes to get to those nine months!) for all the loving people who so graciously surround me!