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Uy, congratulating us for what ... ending up in a situation we both very much said we didn't want for us?
Criminy, we didn't even have the satisfaction of DTD with wanton abandon. We haven't "consummated" since DS was born ... only pull out, and other forms of mutual satisfaction ... How can this be? I thought there was only a 3% chance of getting pg while breastfeeding and before AF returned!?!?!
If we're not even "following through" the few times we actually have vag. intercourse, wouldn't that reduce the risk to practically ZERO?
Oh, man, my DH needs a vasectomy!
When DS 1 was 6 mo (and EBF), my period was late and I wondered if I was pg. Took a couple of tests (the $.20 kind -- had 10 that were expiring that month), both negative. Figured okay, it's just because I'm not settled yet. Then I started bleeding, said ok, a period! But the bleeding wasn't normal -- one day heavy bleeding, one day spotting, next day heavy. Took another test - negative. Waited a week. STILL bleeding. Another test -- negative. Figured maybe it was an early miscarriage? Bled for 12 days, bleeding stopped, another negative test. Two days later I had a sudden rush of blood that made me suspicious again, and after all my last few PG tests were expiring that week, so I did another. POSITIVE! At a minimum, that was two weeks after implantation -- it should have been positive long before then.
Is it possible the breastfeeding suppressed the HcG? Either way, I now have a beautiful 9 month old and am POAS every couple of weeks in the (so far) vain hope that we might get PG again even though I don't have my period back and I'm nursing a normal-intensity 9-mo and a 23-mo who thinks he's a newborn (in terms of how often he nurses, anyway).