While our difficulties were minute when compared to that of some others, the year of trying to have a baby definitely changed my views on some things. One of those is birth control. I took the pill religiously for a decade. If I slipped up and missed a pill, I immediately broke out those doctor recommended secondary forms of protection. I remember my first few months on the pill and that feeling of fear as I waited for my period. I mean what if it didn't arrive...*gasp*! Certainly having a baby during that time of my life would not have been the best idea. Who knew that 10 years later such precautions relatively unnecessary. I could have probably saved myself quite a bit of money; $30 x 14 cycles per year x 10 years = $4,200.
So after Spot is born, there will be no forms of birth control for me. We definitely want a second child, so the worst case scenario here is that we'd have an "accident". But hey, at this point an accident sounds like a pretty good deal to me although my RE would probably be disappointed to lose the repeat business.
At the same time, I hear about other couples...normal couples that is...who are having their 2nd child and then getting their tubes tied immediately. A year ago I would have thought this to be completely normal, but now I'm suddenly horrified by such a thought. Who are these souls with so much security that they have no fears of the repercussions of this? It is so very permanent. I mean what about SIDS? Or random car accidents? Or something that may not happen for another 2, 3, or even 10 more years? I'm not saying that they are making a bad decision. For them maybe it is a very good decision. But it sure scares the crap out of me.
P.S. Just 5 days left to enter your opinion as to Spot's gender.