I have two toddlers (ages 1 and almost 3), and my husband and I would be happy with a third, though we're not being real scientific/serious about it yet. We might get there soon! It took about 4-5 cycles to get pregnant with my older child, and my daughter was a happy "oops." (I was still nursing my son, and not having any sort of regular cycle.) For the last two months, I've been using OPKs, just to get a sense of whether I am ovulating and where in the month this happens. I do seem to be ovulating, though it was hard to tell the first month because the OPKs were terrible. We have a different kind now.
Anyway, my cycles tend to be on the short side and always have, and while I was never diagnosed with a LPD before having my son, we did conceive once I'd started taking Vitex and B6, which added an extra couple days (LPD was initially about 8 days with a 22 day cycle, and supplements extended it to 10-11 days).
Last month, my cycle was crazy short--21 days--so I started up again with B6 and Vitex. I am still nursing my daughter 2-4 times a day. I did get positive OPK this month, and we did have sex right before and during that time. However, this month was sort of nuts for other reasons (whole family had flu, lots of visitors, work stress, etc.). Happily, we're all back to normal.
Now I am on day 26 of a cycle, apparently 12 dpo, and no sign of a period, and several pregnancy tests have been negative, including one this AM. I don't feel especially pregnant, but I've felt like I'm going to start my period for about 4-5 days, and wish it would get here already. A few questions:
1. Could the Vitex and B6 have worked that fast to extend my luteal phase? I don't remember it being that quick last time; I thought it took several cycles.
2. Could the stress of the month be screwing with things (so to speak)? We've all been fine and back to our happy routine for a couple of weeks, but I did have a terrible stomach flu at the start of the month, and did lose a bit of weight as a result (about 10-12 lbs - no complaints).
3. Which brings me to my last question: could the sudden weight loss be delaying my period? I have been regular as a clock my whole life, except when pregnant, and I just don't think I am pregnant this month.
Thanks in advance!