Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Confessional - I used to think I was good at not getting pregnant...

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I blame you ladies with babies closer then two years apart for this false sense of security.  Recent events made me reevaluate this self belief.  The truth is Dr. J and I always intended for our children to be spaced three years apart, especially this last child because who in their right mind would be pregnant and moving, have a child in intern year, be pregnant while switching insurances, you get the picture.  And yet our spacing is almost  2 1/2 years between each child.  So we started doing some number crunching, and the results were shocking.  Between each of our children is 30 months.  Nine months of that time I'm pregnant with the upcoming sibling so the math goes 30-9=21months.  Then you have the fact that I've been blessed with a body that doesn't ovulate while I'm nursing, no periods until a month following the weaning of my baby.  Yes I know I'm lucky.  21-13=8.  That means that I'm only good at not getting preggo for 8 months.  While trying not to get pregnant, I can't even make it a full year.  Which means I'm not nearly so good at not getting pregnant then previously thought.  Dr. J and I just about died when we figured this out.  Here we thought we were so careful.  But here is the truth about humans, we are biological creatures, and it turns out that biology plays little tricks on our mind...and somehow two people with almost 4 college degrees between them can't figure a little thing like ovulation dates when said ovulation is present!  I guess that's what they mean when they "This birth control method is only 80% effective under "normal" use."  Family planning doesn't seem to be getting any easier and we may just have outgrown the usefulness of condoms.  Guess we're going to need a back up plan!

11 comments:

  1. What a cute video :) Congratulations Slades! And it looks like your kids are excited too :)

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  2. You guys are a bunch of rabbits. Chill out so the rest of us can catch up! ;) Congrats crazy lady.

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  3. Backup: Condoms during the week of ovulation helps...and if it's too boring you can always try the many different varieties the stores have to offer. ;) Just don't try the ultra thin ones...that's how we got pregnant this time around. One was so thin that it BROKE! Hello baby #2! LOL!

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  4. Hahahaha! That was such a cute announcement. I don't know if my opinion counts on the matter but I, for one, am very excited for you!

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  5. Congratulations Crystal! You look fabulous! I am so excited for you guys- You have such a cute family! I thought your video was seriously cute and a great way to announce!

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  6. Best pregnancy announcement I've seen in a long time. Congrats!

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  7. Congratulations! An adorable announcement. :)

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  8. Congratulations!!! I miss you, but I'm glad to get to keep up with your news on your blog and see how your family grows. (Considering our three our spaced the exact same number of days apart, this post has made me a little nervous...)

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