Hi everyone! My husband and I do not believe in using birth control, except for natural family planning. I have found that especially since having our 5th child a month ago we get so many comments. People are shocked at our family size and I HATE when people refer to us as being the Duggars or my one cousin says we are "duggarized". I also hate the "You do know what causes this right?" I really don't understand why people feel they can comment on our family size or my reproductive health!
The fact is even if we did use birth control, we have always wanted a large family. We could use the NFP method (tracking when I'm ovulating, etc), but we've never even really done that b/c we weren't too worried about if I did become pregnant. I love how my children have spaced out. I nurse well into the toddler years and it seems like b/c of that my body spreads my births out 2-3 years which is perfect to me. We only had one time of really close pregnancies - after I had my 2nd child, I got pregnant again 6 months later despite exclusively nursing around the clock. I love being pregnant, I love having a newborn, I love watching my children grow! So I really don't care what other people think. We live very simply and we sacrifice a lot of luxuries, but that's ok with us.
EVERYONE asks us if we are done now. I just say "well that's up to God" and try to change the subject. How do you deal with the constant questions and criticism?
Happy Mama of 5
DD - 8
DS - 6
DS - 5
DD - 3
DD - Brand new!