That's what they're calling it, anyway. It's a Works for me Wednesday where instead of me giving you a small piece of my mind, I ask a question and you give me a hopefully bigger piece of your mind. Ready? Let's go!
As everyone who knows me will attest, E and I are done having children. As in finished, comepleted, over and out. I do not get a twinge in my uterus whenever I hear a newborn baby cry. I am getting used to getting sleep in increments longer than 3 hours. I want my body back. I want to keep my hair. I don't want to do anything else to contribute to the sagging that I see when I look in the mirror.
A little history, I have never been on the pill. I have always used over-the-counter birth control methods and to tell you the truth, it wasn't until 2 years ago that I actually wanted to prevent pregnancy. Now E and I are discussing the big "V" word. I should rephrase that to say we are re-visiting the "V" word. The last time we discussed it, I made an appointment for him, an appointment which lasted 4 months, only to have him cancel the appointment the week of.
So, here we are again. Me, unwilling to do one more invasive thing to my body. And him, unwilling to "give up his reproductive abilities." Insert long wolf-like howl. (To be fair, he actually has some medical concerns about the long-term affects of it.) We are at an impasse. I do not want to go on the pill. It's just not my style. I also am not willing to have my female organs jacked around with anymore. I am not the kind of wife who would demand something from my husband. I love him and I will not feel comfortable if he does something because I manipulated him or coerced him into it.
Which brings me to my question(s): What are you all doing about this? What have you already done? What are you planning to do? How has it worked out? Any regrets? Any NFPers out there?
WHAT WORKS FOR YOU?