we were doing FAM and the Creighton model to space ours. FAM didn't work so well when breastfeeding b/c the temps were hard since i never had 3 hours of sleep near the same time every morning, and i have a lot of fluids that seemed fertile according to their charts. as well as a 30+ day pre-ovulation phase for most of the first year of breastfeeding.... the Creighton model was working really well, so we'll go back to that at least until we're really done. hubby says when he's sure we're done, he's thinking snip snip no doubt. but we're not there yet. spacing about 2 years apart has been really nice for us, and i always wanted at least 5. so 6 is also something we're considering. we could at least take the time to see if we're done.
the pill didn't work for me- my body actually ovulated AROUND it and bled through the wrong times. i have one condom baby (ha), and the diaphragm was the most effective for the longest time.
i wouldn't want to do any thing hormonal as my hormones really just got settled. i ovulate around 6 months PP every time, w/ one false ovulation around 4 months. then it's the long breastfeeding cycles that make it hard to avoid pregnancy as my pre-ovulation phase is super long, and that's the time when you can get pregnant if you miscalculate (this one was a morning sex whoops- not sign i was going to ovulate, but we hit it right on). but i know i can do Creighton long-term and space if we want another, or give us the time to think it out. then we can make more permanent choices if we so choose.
right now, when husband says 'just one more' i want to kill him. leap on him and crush him with my Heisenberg body . but i also know that i might not be done, so i need to calm down and take my time on this. the creighton model is very strict, which hubby hates, but as long as we follow the rules, it does work well for us for spacing. and by the time we're breaking a rule here or there, we've already agreed on having another.