So since I've learned a bit more (through friends and google) about the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) which I am using as birth control, I've learned there's more to it than just keeping track of your period and guesstimating when you're ovulating. I mean, there're are actually several different programs you can use. That sort of just boggled my mind. I've learned the most (from the meager amount of knowledge I have gained) from JM's Natural Family Planning and FAM board. (not just a JM plug by the way...) But the links and resources they had listed their have really shed some light onto it all for me, and I'm really glad that there's an actual group I can go to with my questions and concerns. It makes me feel a whole heck of a lot better about it.
I told my mom about our plan to use this method, and let's just say she wasn't too keen on it. I mean, don't get me wrong, she was against me getting my tubes tied from the get-go, but she sees this as just another way for me to avoid doing the responsible thing. So, since I know I don't have her in my court (or at least not at the moment) its nice to know there are others out there who do support my decision.
After all the research I've done I decided to order the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler. There is actually junk that goes along with it that helps you keep track of everything, but I couldn't afford all of that, so I just got the book, and maybe next month I can get the rest if I need it. I've been seeing rave reviews about the book everywhere about how just informational and helpful it is in just learning more about your body all together, so I can't wait to get it and start reading it. I'll let y'all know what I think. It should be coming in Monday (because yes, I paid a little extra for the 2 day mail and I ordered it yesterday) and I'm as excited as a kid at Christmas.