The Big 5

My baby is turning 5 years old tomorrow!

Isla Rose at 3 months

She’s still so young, but it is so amazing to me that 5 years has gone. I wouldn’t say fast, that seems too cliche. Plus, those toddler years were not quick at all, but they were quick enough. I’m honestly not looking forward to the days where we begin to grow apart. For instance, when she wants to go be with her friends or be with a crush more than family.

When I think about that, I begin to think that maybe I don’t spend enough time with her now. I know that is quite irrational, I’m with her when I can, and not with her so she can grow. Which may sound weird to homeschooling or stay-at-home moms. She is always with family. And unlike me, she is so extroverted and LOVES being around the people she loves. I never have to worry about her being scarred and unable to be comforted by me. She is so confident.

Who would have known that that tiny baby girl in my arms in January 2015 would grow into this strong, confident, extroverted child.

BBT Charting: Update

I have updates on the charting BC bit.

(I know it’s probably very awkward to hear about my womanly business, but it is my blog, not yours, so nyeh!)

I really have been enjoying. And gosh, I have felt SO much better since getting off the pill!

It took two months for my body finally get a nice standard pattern. I was actually expecting ovulation to start immediately, but I don’t think it did. OvuView (the app I’m using to keep track) detected ovulation. My temperatures were drastically weird that first month of charting, and basically stayed that way through next month too. I’m no expert on it, and suppose it is possible I did ovulate both months but it was just very unclear. Here’s a picture of that first month for anyone curious.

First month tempting and off of BC

My temps before and after ovulation have been pretty consistent with their lows and highs. The “before” never going above the Coverline, and the “after” don’t have those weird ups and downs. Also ovulation is a nice rise and super obvious now.

Any yeah. That’s BBT Charting for ya. I really like it. Totally worth trying out if you’re curious about your body. It can really help with learning about hormones too. 10/10 recommend. BUT as a birth control…I wouldn’t advice just winging it all willy-nilly (is that a pun?). I advise using other forms of birth control until at least 3 days past ovulation.