On Tuesday, Sunny, her sister and I went out on the Sammamish River Trail to a kayak station where we rented kayaks. We then hopped in and scooted down river and paddled back up. Sunny was in a kayak made by Emotion and it was called Temptation. Jen (Sunny's sister) and I were in kayaks called Frenzy. It was a good time, but I definitely got swamp butt that didn't dry until I got home and changed out of the skirt and bathing suit bottoms I was wearing.
As we walked back from kayaking, I started to talk a little about my current choice of birth control - the Mirena. Sunny said she knows a number of people who had to get it removed (being an IUD) because of the weight gain it caused, the change in sexual interest and ability to climax. I'm am pudged out to my heaviest weight at the moment, with boobs like I have never had in my life. In doing anecdotal research, these side effects are normal with the Mirena. I would talk about my inability to climax satisfyingly, but feel just mentioning it is enough to make the point. I am thinking about the copper IUD instead - no hormones which is nice. It too can cause bloating and weight gain, but what are my other options? I might discuss a diaphragm with my gyn, but again, I don't know if I want to go into details on that either. I mean, what if you have sex like three days in a row? Can you never take it out? I hear it can also cause urinary track infections. Birth control is such a pain in the ass, but not nearly as much of a pain as having a baby would be.
Sunny's baby is just so cute, but she's still a baby. I appreciate being able to spend time with her, getting to know her. I even got to be with her as she is learning to take her first steps which is way cool to watch. But still. She has dirty diapers that need to be changed (and I've done that occasionally). She screams these ear piercing shrieks that just overwhelm any ability to think.
We're getting up early tomorrow to go camping for the solstice weekend. I have one hope for the weekend and that's to be able to find a rock in a some secluded sunny space, remove my shirt and bra and lie down, letting the rock warm my back and the sun my chest. There will be other events available - a sweat lodge, a campfire tomorrow night, and ...this is Washington state. I don't know if I will partake of legal substances here. It all depends on how I feel and discerning what feels safe to me.
I'm in bed and must turn of this right and sleep. I will double check for typos when I get up. Until then, goodnight!!