It’s not what you’re thinking.
A few weeks ago I wrote a catch up post and mentioned that I had written about how I had the implant removed.
When I wrote it, I expected a few comments of “does this mean you’re planning for another?” I got more than a few so I thought It was time to write this post.
WE ARE NOT TRYING FOR A BABY!
If it happens then wonderful and we’ll come to that if it happens but the main reason I had it removed was based on how crap it made me feel.
I decided to go for the implant at the fun 8 week post-partum check up with the doctor. You know where they check how the war zone is going. It’s usually around the time of babies first vaccination.
Anyway I chose the implant because I had read some horror stories about the coil and injection, also I’m rubbish at taking tablets so it just seemed like the most logical option.
In the year and a half it was in my system, I went from being someone who would happily go out, who was getting a grip on her post baby weight. To a fat, spotty recluse.
It turned me into someone I didn’t know anymore and someone I don’t think Adam really liked either.
So I decided enough was enough. That rod was coming out of my arm and sharpish.
We had so many discussions about what we should do, should he get the snip? He said if he did he wouldn’t get it reversed and whilst we don’t want another baby right now we don’t feel like our family is 100% complete yet.
The one thing that struck me though when I came off the implant, was my doctors incessant need to want me to go straight onto something else. Even though I made it crystal clear that I don’t want any more hormones in my body even if it is just for a little while.
When I mentioned Adam would likely wrap it up. She was shocked, the way she was going on it was like I had punched a hobbit.
Why is the need to make sure we’re protected on me? I mean CIS men don’t have periods, they can’t give birth. Forever wishing I was a seahorse.
So there it is for now we’re a family of three and when the day comes we decide to grow the brood you’ll be first to know here.
**Image taken from Google**