I don't know where to start so I guess the beginning will work. We decided to try for one more child the end of September 2017. At this point our son is 3.5 years old. I had an IUD that I needed to get out so I make an appointment with my GP. I couldn't get into my GP until Oct 30th, ok NBD. Well he couldn't get it out in office he couldn't find the strings and he sent a referral to an OB and me for an ultrasoun to check placement. I get my ultrasound December 2017. I waited and waited for a call about my referral to the ON and eventually I gave up and called the OBs office myself. I finally get an appointment in Feb of 2018. He can't get it out in office either and I learn I will have to get general anaesthesia and possibly surgery to have it removed. My appointment for surgery is March 2018. I fast, I get ready, and I am waiting in day surgery for a couple hours when I get cancelled at the last minute. I cry because I am beginning to think this is never going to happen. I am just beyond frustrated at this point. Finally on April 26, 2018 I have surgery and get my IUD removed. Really I just get general anaesthesia and the Dr is able to go into my cervix and get the IUD out no actual surgery or scope required. I get my cycle back in May and I have what I believe to be a 5 day period starting June 8th. My period is set to begin on July 5th and I take a digital pregnancy test and 2 others that confirm I am pregnant. The digital test says 3+ weeks which surprises me because I should be barely pregnant. I make an appointment with the NP for bloodwork and ask to get sent for a dating US. Based on LMP I should be exactly 7w on my dating US, but learn that on that day I am 9w1d. This means that I was already pregnant when I bled for those 5 days in June. Odd, but my OB says it can be normal with IUD removal. Everything continues on as normal my due date is changed from March 15, 2019 to Feb 28, 2019. I first hear my baby's heartbeat at 18w and have my anatomy scan booked for 20w4d. Over all I am feeling great. No morning sickness just a little tired, but I work shift work and am a mom to a busy 4 year old and that is my norm. Then on the night of Oct 11, 2018 my perfect pregnancy changes to the scariest time of my life. Check out my next blog post for that story.
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