What are you guys gonna do?
Mom to K and R
Crystal- aka "Momma" to: Lara Karlene 1-1-05 ~ Keira Skyler 1-31-07 ~ Rohnin Viper 8-12-09 & March 2014!!!!
It's a little tricky in the post partum period, but I trust that if I just keep a close eye on my mucous patterns, we should be alright while bf'ing.
And if we "accidently" get preg again...well - I don't believe in "accidents"! So it will be ok.
Of course, once we meet our little one, maybe I'll change my mind. If we're having too much trouble meeting the physical, emotional, and medical needs of everyone in the family, we might feel like we need to prevent more actively for awhile. However, I'm not sure what if any medical birth control I'd feel comfortable using. I can't imagine we'd consider a vasectomy or anything permanent any time soon. We're really expecting/planning to have more. As a mom who rarely ovulates, serious carefully followed FAM really tends to stress me out.... So, we'll cross that bridge if necessary, but hopefully not at all.
SAHM to DD1 8/06 , DD2 8/09 , and DD3 9/12 married to 6/99. We , , , , and lots of and .
So, I think I'm going with the Mirena IUD...
First and foremost, Mama to Owen (7/21/04), Annaliese (7/29/09), and somebody new (due Feb 2012), and wife to Andrew (9/12/98). Also passionate about and loving the work I do in Organizational Development.
During my last pregnancy (especially after the early losses that I experienced between DD1 and DD2) I would never have considered taking such a permanent measure before the baby got here. But, I once again have been very very ill during this pregnancy though, and honestly I do not think that I could make it through another pregnancy without severe ill effects to my physical and mental health. I am still so sick I wish that pregnancy was just a little easier on me.
So we decided that this is it, and I actually feel very at peace with the decision. Never thought I would feel done, but I really do now.
DH really wants to get snipped, especially after the bout I had with Hyperemesis earlier in the pregnancy. He doesn't want to see me sick again. I begged him to wait because I want to have another baby (we're capping at 2) and am willing to suffer through HG one more time. We don't have to make that decision now. It doesn't help that our insurance will cover snipping and he knows we won't have to pay much for it!
Abra, Married to George, Mother to DS 12/03 & DD1 08/09 & DD2 12/11 + Someone New in May 2015! After years of planning, we are finally living our dream in South America!!
K 30 married to J 40 Love being a SAHM to our IVF miracles: Jackson 08/09, Emily and Miles 09/11 Missing our lost babies 04/08, 08/10. Currently planted on a soft surface all day long.
ETA: Oh and I know none of the pills would work for me... I'm just absolutely awful about taking pills of any sort on a consistant basis... (I remember to take my prenatals, oh, maybe 4 days a week?). And I have zero desire to go back on the shot (what I was on in college - it worked OK, but I stayed up around 150-160#s and after going off it dropped down to 130-135 within just a few months...)...
(except I think the occasional condom is like once a year for us.)
yeah, to date, patrick and I have never once used a condom. 2 years. not one. hahaha, So I doubt that'll start anytime soon. Knowing how adamantly he insists we will not be having any more children, I know he'll want some sort of insurance (even though I want one more!!!) until I can talk him into another baby somewhere in the future... So until then, IUD!
Mama to my little dude
mama to n 12.17.07 and j 08.13.09
We're discussing The Big V, might do that in the future.