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Edited by SoCaliMommy - 5/31/13 at 9:20am
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Subbing and will come back later to respond about eating & hormones.
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I am still in the 2WW

 

I am increasingly convinced I am pregnant. The only other time I've had spotting like this was when I was pregnant with my daughter. But I'm trying not to get too sure before I get confirmation. 

 

I got some tests at Family Dollar but they were $4 a test, which works out to hardly less than my 30% discount on a 2-pack from the drugstore where I work. Here I was having these dreams of $1 tests, haha. No such luck. 

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Kind of funny how this thread has turned increasingly into the "how do I get myself to ovulate while nursing?" thread. Not very many of us cycling right now. 

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Kind of funny how this thread has turned increasingly into the "how do I get myself to ovulate while nursing?" thread. Not very many of us cycling right now. 


^^^  This is definitely me!!  DS is now going through what I believe to be the 9 month sleep regression and showing no signs of dropping feeds any time soon.  But then again, I'm back in work 3 days a week from next week so we'll see if that has an impact.  I really hope it does!  I'd love to be cooking another little cutie.

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Not pregnant. Back to Waiting to O

 

Sigh. Why do I bother?

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Sorry erigeron greensad.gif

Its the only thing that sucks about bf isn't it?
 

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I'm TTC again since I lost my baby in March. Babydust to all. 

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Welcome to the thread again, though I am sorry you had to return. Baby dust! 

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Hi everybody! I'm in the 2WW, but not feeling especially pregnant.  I won't test until the end of next week.  We just started TTC and I don't have a strong sense of urgency yet. 

My LO is 16 months and still nurses 2-5 times a day.  Once per night at most.  Sometimes he sleeps all night!  AF returned for me 4 months PP.  My cycles have been a wee bit long, but only by a day or two.  I'm interested to see how TTC goes.

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I'm spotting today first time since my son was born 24.5 months age, I'm hoping it is a sign AF is on her way.  24 moths is a long wait.
 

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I'm now at 19 months waiting for ppaf. For at least 5 or 6 months, i've thought it was going to come, then nothing. On the 4 days a week that I work I don't breastfeed or nurse for 10-12 hours a day. I thought that would have been enough to quick start something. I'm starting to think I may have to wean to get pregnant.
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^^^ Its not looking good for me then is it???  DS is only 9 months old and I've got no intention of weaning him yet but I return to work 3 days a week next week and I was hoping that would start up my cycle again - probably not if I'm like everyone else on this thread greensad.gif  My only other breastfeeding colleague is currently pregnant with #2 and she told me it took them 15 months of trying - oh c**p.

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Hey there TheCrunchieBrit and other waiting mamas. After reading all these threads and others, it looks like it is very individual for when your period will return so please don't despair! The average for nursing is 14.5 months so maybe you will be lucky. Someone told me on this thread to follow my gut about night weaning... We chose not to wean and period came back last month at 17.5 months so now waiting to see what happens. Patience truly is a virtue I need to learn;) Positive thoughts and babydust to everyone here. Hopefully we don't all break our financial budgets testing with dollar store LH and HCG tests like mad:) Thanks for sharing.
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I'm now at 19 months waiting for ppaf. For at least 5 or 6 months, i've thought it was going to come, then nothing. On the 4 days a week that I work I don't breastfeed or nurse for 10-12 hours a day. I thought that would have been enough to quick start something. I'm starting to think I may have to wean to get pregnant.

 

It's worrisome isn't it? I'm kind of at that point. If nursing only twice a day doesn't bring AF back, I can't cut back much more without weaning. I never thought I would be in this position (wanting to wean for another baby, and not to for this one). I don't know what lies int he months ahead, but one strategy we are going with is to set a not-before date. We won't wean before July, then we'll re-evaluate. This helps me not think about it too much now. 

 

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^^^ Its not looking good for me then is it???  DS is only 9 months old and I've got no intention of weaning him yet but I return to work 3 days a week next week and I was hoping that would start up my cycle again - probably not if I'm like everyone else on this thread greensad.gif  My only other breastfeeding colleague is currently pregnant with #2 and she told me it took them 15 months of trying - oh c**p.

 

Like MM said, it's *really* individual. Some mamas get AF back even while babe is nursing all day and night. 

 

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Hey there TheCrunchieBrit and other waiting mamas. After reading all these threads and others, it looks like it is very individual for when your period will return so please don't despair! The average for nursing is 14.5 months so maybe you will be lucky. Someone told me on this thread to follow my gut about night weaning... We chose not to wean and period came back last month at 17.5 months so now waiting to see what happens. Patience truly is a virtue I need to learn;) Positive thoughts and babydust to everyone here. Hopefully we don't all break our financial budgets testing with dollar store LH and HCG tests like mad:) Thanks for sharing.

Very well said. Were they any changes to your nursing pattern when AF came?

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My AF came back when I was still nursing all the time at home and pumping twice a day during the 3 days a week I worked. My daughter was almost 11 months old. 

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Originally, I wanted to nurse as long as DD wanted and hopefully tandum nurse. With no PPAF in sight though, I'm not sure. Part of me wants to make it till 2 years old. If I make it till 2 and I need to wean to get pregnant I might be okay with it. Then again, I'd really like to he pregnant before that. It certainly is worrisome for me to be beyond the average months pp that af returns and to be considering weaning as a solution.
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My condolences Serenyd. Thanks for the new thread SoCaliMommy! Interesting stuff RosieL! DH and I are on a weight loss/get-fit mission these days. I'm currently 20lbs less than I was when I conceived DD but I was quite overweight then. I've got about 15lbs to lose to put me right in the middle range of a healthy bmi. We are still trying, even though I'd like to get fit and have a healthier pregnancy than my last one, a baby would be welcome any time. I have been working a lot. It's gradually increased from 20hrs a week in march up to 40+ a week this month. I stopped pumping about 3 weeks ago but still no signs of fertility at all. DD is almost 13 months and still nursing as much as she can, probably 6x a day and frequently at night. This new health kick combined with all the extra work has really made life insanely busy. I'm missing DD so much and I'm looking forward to cutting back to maybe 4 days of work a week when my boss gets back from vacation in 3 weeks... So Tired! Baby dust to all <3
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Originally Posted by RosieL View Post

 

Like MM said, it's *really* individual. Some mamas get AF back even while babe is nursing all day and night. 

 

Yep, I was a SAHM, EBF, nursing every 2-3 hours when I got AF back.  At the time, I was disappointed - it was so ridiculously early, but I suppose I was lucky.  DS did go through a kind of nursing strike prior to me getting AF.  He still nursed quite a bit, but would adamantly refuse if he was awake.  So I nursed him as he fell asleep and he continued to nurse well at night.  I've wondered since if he was striking because my milk changed due to impending AF or if AF arrived because he went on strike.

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Can I be Moved to waiting to O - After 24.5 mo AF finally decided to make her first appearance, I'm so excited.  Now I just need to get more OPK's and start temping again.  I'm hoping I will ovulate regularly.  We will soon see.  DS just recently started occasionally sleeping through the night.  He still wakes most nights but just once now instead of multiple times.  He also has mostly cut out his after daycare feed, because playing outside is much more fun. (if we are inside due to rain he still nurses) So we went from 4-6x per day to 2-4x per day.  Also this is the first time since DS was born that my iron levels have been back in the normal range.  I get my blood tested every 3 mo due to my thyroid.  I had a severe pp hemorage and it took a long time for my iron to get back to normal.  I wonder if that was partly what made it take so long to come back.

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