Thoughts & Happenings 8/12

living lighter thoughts

Little Elizabeth is almost seven weeks old, Samuel will be five years old in about a month, Joshua is twelve and a half, and Maggie is sixteen. <3 I love these kiddos and I am so thankful for them! Anyway, enough mommy gushing, lol.WP_20160812_14_16_23_Pro

This week has been pretty good but there were a few snags and a few challenges. Life’s got to stay interesting, right? We started cloth diapering at home during the day so I’ve been a little bit busier than normal with laundry and diaper changes. It feels great to save money and also to know that I’m not throwing as much waste in the trash! I plan on writing a post on our cloth diaper experiences sometime, but other things are higher on the priority list at the moment.

So, birth control. For the first time in my entire adult life, I actually want to use birth control. In the past, when it wasn’t the right time for us to have another baby, it didn’t stop me from WANTING another baby, and I always resented preventing pregnancy. Anyway, now I actually want to. For one thing, I absolutely do not want to be pregnant at the moment – I just completed a hard pregnancy, birth, and recovery – I need to be UNpregnant for a while! First time I’ve EVER felt this way! And also, it would be unwise to get pregnant this soon after having a cesarean. I’ve been advised to wait until Elizabeth is at least eight months old before conceiving. I doubt I could even get pregnant right now because I’m exclusively breastfeeding and my cycle hasn’t returned yet, but as soon as we start having sex again, we will be doing our very best to prevent pregnancy.

Wow, mommy brain is affecting me big time, which is making me crazy! I forget soooooo many things, lol. I forget what I’ve said and to whom, what I was about to do next, what I need to pick up or go out of the house to do….just everything. Any other memory sufferers out there?! I’d love to know I’m not alone. :P

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