Are you planning on having more babies after this one or do you think you're finished?
Yep! At least one more. On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you of this decision?
10What are some of the factors that helped you make this decision?
Well, DH originally wanted 2 (so we weren't "outnumbered"
). He's an only child, and he knew he wanted more than 1. Well, I came from a family with 3 kids, so 3 just feels right to me, and I've told DH all along that I'd really like at least 3. Really, I'd like 4, but I thought I'd wait on pushing #4 until #3 was achieved.
A couple months ago, DH finally started telling people that there WILL be a #3, probably 2-2.5 years after #2 is born.
Yipee!What birth control method(s), if any, will you be using after the baby?
I will use the Creighton Model of NFP
, as I've been using since March 2003. It was at that point when I realized that the pill is abortifacient in some cases, and I didn't feel right using it. My friend was getting engaged, and through her church, she learned about NFP (she's Catholic, I'm not). So she had been using it for a few months and then told me about her teacher and I started doing that instead of the pill. Best decision I ever made!
We absolutely did NOT want to get pregnant at that time, as we wanted to get some more bills paid off before I stopped working (SAHM). In Nov of that year, we decided to start TTC, and it was so nice that all we had to do was just start trying!
That first month we were both sick, so didn't DTD at the appropriate times. But in Dec, we were both healthy, and we got pregnant with DS #1.
After he came, I started charting again. AF didn't return until 16 months, and I knew it was coming because I noticed ovulation signs prior. Since DS was a preemie and we didn't know if it would happen again with #2, we didn't want to get pregnant at that time, so it was good that I was charting and saw I ovulated so we could avoid those days.
Then when DS was 19 months, we decided that we were ready to start trying. In fact, we decided this 5 minutes before we tried.
I love NFP! That cycle was a chemical pregnancy, but the following cycle, we got preg with #2!