DH and I took NFP classes before we were married. I charted 3 cycles and then we got pregnant my first cycle after we were married. It was planned and we were very happy! I was ecologically breastfeeding my daughter and not charting. Got pregnant without a return of AF when my daughter was 21 months old. We were very happy and had been wanting another baby.
Fast forward to now. My second daughter is now almost 7 months old. I don't have a return of AF and am still breastfeeding her throughout the day and night, although I don't know if it would be considered "ecological" at this point. We re-took NPF and just finished our 3rd class this past weekend. Although I think we would like another baby at some point, right now is just not the time for our family. My marriage tends to take a hit when I am pregnant, so we are just now starting to really get back on track, plus our finances are really not the best.
I am just really frustrated with NFP right now. It is very difficult for me to really feel confident in what I am doing. Most everything points me in the direction that I am still infertile, but I have had some questionable signs the past couple of days. Marital relations are very important to my husband and it is his primary form of feeling loved. I completely respect that and wish I could give that to him more right now, but I am just not feeling confident in my charting ability. Our marriage WILL suffer if we have to go a long time without being together. I just don't know what to do and honestly, I am not really sure if there is any kind of "answer" to my problem. I want to please my husband, but getting pregnant is just not a good idea right now. Obviously we would welcome a baby with open arms, but financially and emotionally, we would take a hit. I don't really know anyone else that uses NFP and am feeling quite alone in all of this.
Any advice on charting while breastfeeding or any advice in general? Prayers would also be appreciated! Thank you!