A year after our fruitful (haha) blog discussion on “Natural Family Planning” and Method Effectiveness, I can report 14 months of successful pregnancy-spacing, while nursing, with the ultimate Catholic fertility tracking method: the C-T-M-L method.
C is for “Creighton”. I have come to realize that the Creighton model is synonymous with living a white marriage, but it’s actually really effective to pay a Creighton instructor $40/hour to be sure that you are… still… abstaining.
T is for “temperature”, or “thermal” if you’re using the lingo. A comforting throw-back to our sympto-thermal days, and really, who doesn’t love the thrill of a waking up to a full thermal shift?
M is for “monitoring”, with a hat-tip to Marquette. The cousin of the pregnancy test, the ovulation test stick will feel like a familiar old friend for those who buy pregnancy tests in bulk.
L is for “libido”. Everyone knows this is a more effective indicator of fertility than the C, T and M methods combined. Thank goodness for Kathleen’s list of libido-crusher movies (have you considered publishing that with the USCCB, Kathleen?)… for long runs… for Jim Gaffigan comedy clips on YouTube… and for kids who won’t go to sleep.
And mostly, thank the Lord for the gift, or should I say superpower?, of fertility, and for the grace to embrace large family living.