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Old 09-20-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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Re: Various questions, re: nfp, having more kids, potential tmi, etc

Taking charge of your fertility is a great place to start! I think after reading that you'll have a good understanding of the basics.

As far as spacing goes, I want to encourage you to listen to your own family's needs. Some people have lots of kids close together and that works for them, some need time between the babies to adjust.

Also adding my second child to our family was by far the hardest out of all. Not because he was difficult, he wasn't, but because I had expectations and ideas about having two kids that were unrealistic. I assumed having two was just like having one but let me tell you, dealing with a toddler and an infant is hard work! My third and fourth were so easy because I knew it wasn't any harder than my second. You are in the middle of a difficult time, don't let this time dictate your future. Get through this season and reevaluate when your oldest is 4. 4 year olds are big helpers!

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:06 PM   #12
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^I so second how helpful 4yo's are!!! I was thinkin' I was done after ONE! But #2 was where it started gettin' easier for me. DD#1 was 3.5yo (GREAT spacing for us btw, even tho I thought I wanted 5 yrs between) and she really makes me feel like I have another person to talk to most days. It can be a real relief!!

But that's sorta beside the point, I am cuz I feel JUST like you, really not ready (if ever) for #3 and yet not feeling motivated to learn to chart. I think it's time for me to look into buyin' TCOYF, my bf read it forever ago and hearing it now is making me think I should be more technically educated. I feel pretty comfortable with my body and my cycles. But that doesn't mean there aren't weird months and knowing how to read the signs and make the smart choices accordingly would only be prudent.

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