Remember that time I talked about birth control on the blog? The time I said with certainty that I wouldn’t go back on birth control pills? Then after reading all your great feedback about different options, I didn’t act on any of it. Then I wrote an entire new post of the pros and cons of birth control options (as I see them). And theeeeen, I still didn’t move forward with any of the ideas.
Well, THEN I got nauseas. Out of the blue. And threw up.
My heart stopped. I knew I was pregnant.
Well, just like that awesome maternal instinct of mine that told me Hailey was a boy, I was wrong about this, too. Turns out it was a 24 hour bug of some sort. Seriously, maternal instinct? You suck.
Anyways, reality set in that we aren’t really ready for a second child at this point. I decided I needed to do something more certain than crossing my fingers (I kid).
So, I went back on the pill. Yup. The dreaded hormones I wanted to stay away from are now pumping through my body. Sigh.
I’m actually on the mini-pill, which is breastfeeding-friendly. It’s more fickle than the combo pill, so you must take it at the exact same time every day for it to be effective. So that’s what my 8am alarm is for.
I’ve been on it for a month and a half now and I don’t feel any different. I never was one to experience negative side effects from the pill before, so I wasn’t too worried about it. No mood swings, no skin changes and no weight gain.
I still am not in love with the idea of being on the mini-pill, but in this situation I had to choose something and this suited us best. When I’m finished nursing, maybe I’ll look at another option, and maybe not.
Being a natural living advocate, taking artificial hormones bothers me, but you have to do what’s best and right now, this is it for me.
Anyone know when that male birth control is coming out??