So, after one has a baby and is starting to heal one needs to think again about contraceptive methods. Birth control pills suck. My adversion to them has gotten me pregnant twice already. They make me fat and cranky but I’ve come to realize that being pregnant makes me fat and cranky also. I got a birth control prescription. I’d like to have Brent fixed but my doctor wants him to be totally sure that if the kids and I die then he wouldn’t want to have more. That’s a big question to have to answer. I really don’t want to take the pill, I hate it with all of my being but I’d lose my mind if I got pregnant again. Then comes the other choice, the IUD. SO many people have had it and it seems like SUCH a good idea when it comes to practicality. My problem with it is that I’m not sure about the ethics of it. The IUD allows for the eggs to be fertilized but then disallows them to attach. My doctor is a Christian like me and is also adversed to abortion as I am and he thinks that morally and ethically, IUD’s are perfectly fine. He goes on to say that it’s not a life until the egg has attached and that fertilized eggs get passed all the time. I do realize that they get passed all of the time, I’m just not sure if I’d feel ok allowing that to happen by my own hand. Perhaps that’s playing God too much? Or is it ok? Will I feel ok knowing what’s going on inside of me? I’m just not sure, I’m not sure at all. But then where is the line drawn? You can go as far as to say that the sperm and the eggs are also potential life that you can’t get in the way of so you shouldn’t use contraceptive at all. I really don’t go that far but I’m not sure where the line should be drawn. Officially a pregnancy has not begun until the egg has attached. So then the IUD is not aborting the baby. It’s not terminating a pregnancy. Is it ok then?
I’d really like to know everyone’s opinion so please please leave a comment below.
Onto other things! Ike had his 2 week check up today and he’s already gained over a pound. Fatty cakes. He’s 29 inches but I have no idea how long he was in inches when he was born. All I know is that his newborn clothes are getting too short and he’s onto three month clothes already. Man that happens fast. I think he’s longer than Silas was. Ike is doing such a good job at being a good baby. He’s really quite easy to deal with. No long crying fits or anything, he’s just happy happy happy. He does cry but not that like constant crying that some do. Silas used to do it a little. His first bum rash is almost cleared only to make way for a new one. Doc looked at it and said it’s just a normal diaper rash and not an allergy to his diaper (phew) so I think it’s from the scent in the Pseudocrem that I’ve been using. Onto Pentaten. I’ll go get some today. Silas just woke up an hour early from his nap. He was also up at 6 this morning. Great. Cranky baby boy time for sure.
Anyway, I’m feeling better every single day. My war on depression is working and I’m winning. Woot. Although the anxiety sucks, it makes me get up and go instead of sitting around so that’s a good thing. I just noticed that one of my superfluous nipples is SUPER tender and sore, I hope that’s not a bad thing!! Anyway, please comment about the IUD issue, I’m really interested to know what people think.