HA! I suggested a vasectomy knowing what he'd say about that. His best friend had one a few years ago and he still talks about how terrible and traumatic it was. His wife is a nurse and had twins via CS, and she said that taking care of him after it wasn't worth not having another. So anyway, he's scared to death of the idea. I don't think I'll ever feel permanently DONE, so I wouldn't want to push it anyway.
Callie, how hard is it to chart? Do you have to write down your every temp (haha, I thought you had to do vaginal temp readings...does nobody do that and I just got a weird idea about that?? THAT'S a little embarrassing!!) and track it somehow? Keep a little calendar by the bed or something? I guess I'm just imagining it taking a lot of time first thing in the morning, and I'm an awful sleeper and a more terrible morning person. My kids wake me up by climbing in my bed and begging for breakfast, so the shorter the "routine" this method takes, the better. I will definitely be nursing, but not bedsharing. B3 will sleep in our room though. Do you simply go by temperatures, or do you check your cervical mucus too?
Have you ever heard of anyone else using a different barrier method during their fertile times? How long is the fertile period? It seems like it might only be 3 days from some things I've read, but that doesn't make a lot of sense compared to what I've read about TTC. We definitely wouldn't be good about being abstinent for long.
Rainbow, why did they so regret the Depo? I was horrified that I used it too long, and what it can do to your bones, but I was young and stupid when I had my daughter and just needed something that I wouldn't forget about and have another "oops" before we were ready. Then it had worked so well for me that I just continued without researching it much. I've used it for a solid 5 years (not continuously) and won't use it again, but I will miss the ease of use. Oddly, I have no idea what goes on with Depo other than I liked it, but I have read a lot more about the ones I haven't yet tried!