Maybe TMI, so you're forewarned.
This whole post is rather personal.
My mind is all scattered lately and I guess now I am willing to share what has me freaking out.
There is a possibility I may be pregnant, or having early menopause, or some other uterine problem. I've scheduled an appointment at the ANHC for next Friday, before anyone suggests I must first get medical advice.
Background: I was pregnant in 1995 by my first husband and miscarried. If I hadn't miscarried, I'd have a 14 year old daughter right now. I never used any birth control during the nine years I was married to him and never got pregnant again. Four months into knowing my now husband, I was preganant with Abigail.
hen Abigail was only 5 months old, while I was on two forms of birth control, we conceived Sophia. 2 months after Sophia was born, I had an IUD put in (the kind that is safe for use while breastfeeding, of course). Sophia will be three years old on the 22nd. I've been, overall, fairly happy with the IUD.
After the IUD was put in, my periods were pretty much the same as they'd always been. Instead of a 28-29 day cycle, though, I've had a 30-31 day cycle. I am counting from first day of one period to the first day of the next period. My periods last between 6 to 7 days just like they did pre - IUD. They are heavy, and I get clots and cramps and PMS really bad, just as I always have.
Well, the last several months I hadn't been writing down start/end dates as I usually do. But, I know my last period pretty much ended on July 1st, which means it likely began on or around June 24th. The past couple months I've had some spotting around ovulation time and thought nothing of it. All of July, I've had some spotting every 3rd day or every other day, it varies. It's nothing that requires a tampon or pad, it's just noticeable when I wipe after peeing. Well, here it is now 6 weeks since my last period began. I'm really worried.
It's not that I wouldn't want another child... someday, when we have a decent housing environment, more space, more money, less debt, etc. ... I did after all, at some point in time, want 4 kids, but that was before two unplanned for and unwanted cesarean deliveries. I'm fat, I'm out of shape and can't imagine I have a suitable body for growing another life. Those are just some of my worries right now. That aside, if I am pregnant, I'm having a third child!