MIL has 14 children. DH is her eldest and VERY influenced by her. When I met my husband I realised how religious he was and how serious he was but I knew swaying him would have to happen at some point when I felt enough was enough and it was working. However my MIL moved in due to losing her husband 3 years ago and now I'm being pressured every single day and my husband thinks that God's blessings should be more abundant in our family...
Up until she moved in we had 6 little ones and I agreed (stupid stupid me) to try again thinking it would take a year at least after MIL moved in and I got pregnant with twins. They're 1 now and are little blessings but I don't think I can do more than 8.
When I tell MIL and DH their standard arguments are that MIL can always help out. I agreed to this with DH when we got married and many more.
I love my DH so much and we're so strong together when MIL isn't butting in. I've been practising periods of abstinence and natural family planning for the past year but I had a pregnancy scare last week and I'm terrified. My DH doesn't even know I'm using natural planning. I'm tired and worn out and my body seems to be very fertile. I still think I may be pregnant as my period was so light and only lasted 3 days and it's happened before during pregnancy. I will go to docs this week and if so I need this to be my last!
Please ladies, any ideas? Sites to help my husband understand? Anything? I can't go on BC without him knowing because if he ever did find out he would literally feel so betrayed he'd probably leave me. As I said this issue is so sensitive with him. And MIL is just the straw that broke the camel's back.
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