My next depo shot is due no later than Thursday. I have been on it for nearly 2 years, since my dd was born. I was on it for 5 years before ttc her which only took me 6 months. For the last couple of months I have told dh that I wouldn't be getting another shot this time around because I want to get my period back in order and start ttc our second child sometime in the next year or so. I really want a 2016 baby which would put about a 3 year gap between our first and our second. Dh said I was being too controlling planning it like that and wants me to just go ahead and get pregnant sooner than later but I know I am not ready and neither is our relationship. Like every married couple we have our good days and bad days, but overall we are very happily married. He is a great husband and father but I just feel now isnt the right time to try for another. We haven't even bought our first house yet. We are still renting and trying to save. And we are doing so great with just our darling princess, sometimes I think maybe there's not any room in my heart for more than just her. She's my everything, how could I go from her being my one and only to having two? What if she doesn't like having a sibling? Dh doesn't understand at all, he is from a big family and wants another child. I do too but just not until 2016. Which according to my math means I've got another 8 months before I should start of trying to conceive, so why not just get one more depo? That's 3 less months of worrying and using condoms. I don't care what he says, it's my body and he doesn't have to endure puking 30 times a day for 10 months like I did. I think I'm being sensible but he seems to think its too controlling and I should just let it happen naturally without all the planning.
Update: Went this morning and got the shot. Told dh when I was on the way to the dr and he just said "okay." I'm sure he's a little disappointed but he didn't say anything else about it. I'm happy, 3 more stress free, puke free months for me
on Aug. 5, 2014 at 8:23 AM