Now that I know I can't have any more kids, I really wouldn't mind getting on some birth control, please. You know, the kind that totally stops or greatly reduces the monthly cycle? Ugh...
It's funny. I was one of those crazy 10 year old girls who absolutely couldn't wait to start having a period. Just the idea I would be able to Produce Life (even though I knew not really) was so cool to me. And then, once I did start, I never minded them. I actually was almost celebratory... every month, my reminder of my place in the whole life cycle.
Yes I did wax very poetic about menstruation, lol.
I also hated birth control. I said I felt it was just too unnatural and it made me sick, etc. Deep down, of course, I hated it because it was preventing me from getting pregnant. I wanted to be pregnant. After I got married, I went through a time when I wasn't sure I wanted kids (it was the whole being out on my own for the first time thing) but that passed quickly and then I decided I just wanted to let Nature or the Goddess or whatever governs these things to take its course. Luckily, being the insanely crazy Family sim I am, I had a husband who was agreeable. After a few years of discussion, we decided after six kids and/or after age 35 (whichever came first) I would have a tubal ligation, and not prevent pregnancy any longer. It turned out the 6th kid was born when I was 35... so both criteria were met. I had the tubal ligation in March 2008.
So now, here I am, unable to sleep because of cramps and slightly anemic... and I'm thinking, Okay...I can be done with this now too. It serves no purpose anymore, thank you. I can't imagine having another 15... maybe even 20 years of this. Month after month after month. Ugggggh. It's like, now that I can't have any more children I really don't feel the need to keep having a cycle. But my body hasn't figured out there's been some gametus interruptus (I just made that up, lol) and still keeps trying... and trying...
I wonder if my doctor would think I was too wierd if I asked for some birth control pills? I know I'd be really good about remembering them now. Not like when I was on them before and would pick up the pack to take one and be all like, "What day is it? Hmmm... Thursday? Really? Already?" as I stared at Tuesday and Wednesday's pill still there in their little blisters. Yes I gave my husband many heart attacks back in those days, lol.
Ah well... he knew what I was before he married me. ;)