• I forgot to mention, a couple of weeks ago I went on the minipill. (After repeatedly asking TheGoodDoc and Dr. G, "You're sure
this won't decrease my milk supply?", oh, about a million times.) Not that we've had sex yet--frankly, I have never been less sexy in my life. I'm tired all the time, I'm flabby and stretched out in all the wrong places, I'm lucky if I manage to brush my teeth once a day, my boobs ooze milk 24/7, my nipples are like torpedos, and I have a mysterious rash on my breasts that please god let it just be irritation from my breast pump and not thrush because I can't take one more breast-related problem.
That said, I decided to get very proactive about birth control. I know, HAHAHAHA, right? When I started TTC, I figured I wouldn't go back on birth control again until I was totally done having babies (or done trying, anyway), because, hello, infertile.
But after that humdinger of a pregnancy, I do NOT want to get pregnant again for at least another year and a half. I love my sweet little baby so much it hurts, and it's just possible I may want to have another, someday (we'd always wanted two). But I owe it to her not to risk getting pregnant and put on bedrest again so soon. And TheGoodDoc claims it may be a lot easier for me to get pregnant a second time. I would have scoffed, but after all those surprise natural pregnancies after IVF
we've seen lately, I'm not taking any chances.
• At what point does it become a bad thing to watch TV with the baby in the room? Obviously in the beginning she was totally unaware of anything more than a foot away from her face. Now she's clearly aware of the TV as a sound and flickering presence--she'll sometimes turn her head to the light. I know babies aren't supposed to watch
TV until age 2, but is it inappropriate for me to watch Sex and the C!ty
reruns while sitting on the couch feeding my two month old?