Originally Posted by Caittune
Thanks for all the replies! We were watching my cycles very closely when I concieved the first time...had to do the clomid thing because I don't ovulate on my own. I know my doc won't do anything until I wean so it is up to me.
I was anovulatory for 6 months before my first cycle on clomid...Temping got very old.
my bff had ivf for both her kids ("male factor" issue), and she only weaned down to twice/day, not completely, before starting hormones (MD knew and accepted her choice). she got cycles starting ?4mos pp, but her ds1 slept like a rock, starting at 6weeks, so she'd go 7-10hrs without nursing while he slept (while my dd1 was waking and attached all. night. long).
to aswer the op: with dd1 i got AF with short cycles and with no fertile mucus at 21 mos. i got fertile mucus (inconsistently) after ?26mos but still had short cycles (normal to late ovulation day 14-16, then AF at day 21-25: short luteal phase, no time for zygote to implant). i started weaning to ttc, eventually down to 2-3 times/day (from 10-20), and got one 28 day cycle, then pregnant the next month.
dd1 nurses less (6-8/day now), and AF came back at 15mos (both times in march...something in the spring air?). she's turning 2 now, and i get inconsistent fertile mucus, and short cycles again.