I am now supposedly 20 DPO, but 5 pg tests over the last week have been I feel pregnant, but I know that breastfeeding and the return of fertility can lead to a lot of pg symptoms. Thing is AF made an appearance and it seems like I O'd. My temps are still up. Aside from a few days I have been getting up earlier after the O date and it has been cooler in the bedroom at night, so I can't account for the temp shift any other way BUT ovulation. If I was trying to conceive I could say my symptoms were "wishful thinking" (BTDT), but we were not trying for pg. My fertility returning really caught me off guard. It took a long time for my fertility to return last time and we tried for over a year before I was able to conceive ds2 so I would be surprised if I was pg already. I am nursing less frequently than I was when I was just nursing ds1 at this point (but I am tandem nursing, the feedings are just spaced out a lot more than ds1 when he was a babe-he nursed ever 20-30 min around the clock at 9 months). I just can't figure it out and I am so frustrated!!
In TCOYF, she says that if you're 18 DPO, then you're pregnant. I don't know, it could be a chemical pregnancy, or an early miscarriage... Sorry, I'm a bit new to FAM, and breastfeeding throws a wrench in the works.
Sometimes charting before your fertility returns can be really really frustrating. I started charting about a year before my fertility returned and it was so confusing. There were more than a few times when I had what looked to be a clear temperature shift, but then no period and no pregnancy. I don't know why this happens sometimes.
Chrissy, lucky mama to Noah (9), Lilah (6), Rowan (3) and Laney (1).
Hey.... maybe it's your hormones starting to fluctuate again, but you're not actually ovulating yet. Maybe for a while, you should just chart your CM, and then after your first bleed, or when you start noticing fertile CM chart temps. I don't know, I'd have to think about that a bit more. But it's an idea.
I actually DID bleed. I started temping after my first AF and the suspected O date was day 18 or 19, which is right on cue for what it is normally (AF was exactly like usual as well). That is why the confusion.
I didn't have AF till much later last time, but even though I am tandem nursing now I don't end up nursing either boy at night most nights. AF returned shortly after ds2 (and ds1 actually) started sleeping through more often than not. I don't really know what to think!