Hi there. I'm writing on this forum because it's not appropriate to tell my immediate support system that I'm so late yet. I say this because everyone will want to put their 2 cents in & that will only cause me more stress.
I'm a single 32 yr old woman. For 2 plus years I've been with the same "S.O." and just missed my period by over a week.
My cycle is usually always around 28 days give or take a 1-3 days at most.Not only that but my period has been coming 1 to 2 days early since Jan. (started coming on 25, then 23, then 21, then 18, then 16 and then July it came on the 14th). I had sex with the SO on July 16 (3rd day of my 4 day period - and 4th day is usually nothing more than just the leftover spotting). Then had sex again with the SO on July 25 but he always pulls out & we've never had a problem with this method & we're both healthy, get checked regularly, etc. That being said. I'm over a week late this month of August (and according to various calculations I could be a little less or even a little more late than that).
Ideally I've wanted children later in my 30's after career is established, but no matter when it happens, I know in my heart, I'm meant to be a mother at some point so I can't say I wouldn't be excited if I had an unexpected surprise, on the other hand. I have 5 amazing nieces & nephews that I adore!
So far, I've been usually tired ALL the time (I'm talking wanting to nap in the middle of the day which I never do), bloated since about 2 weeks ago, and have severe lower back pain but the wierd thing is ... I have NO spotting at all! And that's always the sign I know my period's coming because I get the "old blood" spotting about 3-4 days before AF really comes & this time so far .... nothing at all whatsoever - I'm clear as can possibly be. Also, last week I remember thinking "okay it's about that time so I'll probably be seeing the old blood soon and then start " but still .... nothing.
Regardless, I'm just trying to ease my mind before I do test because i think there's a strong chance just by writing this AF will come tomorrow! ha.ha. If not, I'd be happy/at peace either way honestly. I just don't want to test yet because if I mentally prepare for the possibility of pregnancy & get excited and then it's negative, I'll be sad. But if I wait & AF does come in these last days of August, I'll not have needed to test anyway.
I'm sure a lot of you can relate to the agony of suspense. Please keep me in your thoughts either way. Thanks.