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I think the old gal is trying to make a visit. The other day I had a little blood in my undies, and nothing since then, but I am feeling crampy today. Could my old friend be making a return? How did it work for you, could you feel it coming on or was it a surprise?
 

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Could totally feel mine coming back. At six months PP! Was hoping for longer...<br><br>
I had crampy type feelings and twinges and an increase in discharge for the two weeks before it came back..and just a 'feeling'...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Could totally feel mine coming back. At six months PP! Was hoping for longer...<br><br>
I had crampy type feelings and twinges and an increase in discharge for the two weeks before it came back..and just a 'feeling'...</div>
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6 weeks PP with my DD. It was a surprise.<br>
14 weeks PP with my DS. I could feel it the week previous.<br><br>
Breastfed exclusively, on cue, around the clock (actually, no longer than 2 hrs at a stretch because both kiddos were severely jaundiced), baby wore, coslept in the same bed.... apparently didn't matter.<br><br>
Our bodies just likes being fertile, I guess! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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It was a surprise this time around. With the first it came back 14 months pp so I was pretty shocked and disappointed when af came back 5 months pp with dd2.<br><br>
No warning at all, it actually took me a moment to figure out what was going on. Cramps kicked in shortly after.
 

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I'm guessing the spotting you saw was ovulation. Bizarrely, I'm having severe PMT but it starts immediately I ovulate and gets better several days before my period starts- how weird is that?
 

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I felt it coming MONTHS before she actually arrived.<br><br>
Sensitive nips on and off, bloating, cramps, pings and twinges.<br>
My lower back always hurts when AF is here and I was having that periodically for a LOOOONG time before she came- it was infuriating.. I was expecting to see blood every time I went to the loo.<br><br>
So no, it wasn't a surprise, it was a <i>relief</i> when she finally reared her ugly head at 9 months pp.
 

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My back started aching last night, and I always had back pains with AF. I hope this doesnt take months, I would be glad to get it over with. If my splooge was around ovulation, I shouldnt have to wait too much longer.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I felt it coming MONTHS before she actually arrived.<br><br>
Sensitive nips on and off, bloating, cramps, pings and twinges.<br>
My lower back always hurts when AF is here and I was having that periodically for a LOOOONG time before she came- it was infuriating.. I was expecting to see blood every time I went to the loo.</div>
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This is where i'm currently at. I am so pms-y and have been for the last months. Im 6 months pp today. at this point i just wish I would bleed and have it be done with.
 

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Have you considered inducing ovulation by sleeping with the light on for three nights? That might do it...
 

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No, I've never heard of that! I will have to learn more about it. But, my issue would be that I am a VERY sensitive sleeper. Alarm clocks must be covered and limited amounts of light prevent me from sleeping. When dh is up reading, I have to wear a mask in order to sleep. So,, I dont know how that would work for me.
 

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I saw her at 6 weeks postpartum and nothing sense. I'm starting to get a little worried because I still get that crampy feeling like she's going to come and nothing. I took a pregnancy test this week (10 week PP) just to be sure I wasn't pregnant again. Nope. Nothing.
 

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Mind came back when DD was four months. Ergh! I'd been charting to get pregnant, so I recongized that I had fertility signs a couple weeks before AF, so no big surprise to me. (Except I was bummed about her coming back so early, with all the 24-hour breastfeeding and all!)
 

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Mine returned at 12 weeks PP and I was EBing so a little surprised. But the wonderful thing was - no cramps. At all! I had horrible cramping with AF before baby. I was on schedule after that for 6 months. The 7th month - well...I was late. Really late. And not pregnant, either. So, DH and I were a little careless (sorry, TMI!) and I never started at all. I'm nearly 4 mos. pregnant now, but we're happy about it! DS will have a little sibling to share his toys with - YAY!<br><br>
Matey: hope you're feeling better soon. I think once AF started back, it helped me to begin feeling more normal after my unplanned c-section. Hang in there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I would totally welcome an AF return. I charted to prevent before we started TTC, so I feel so nervous all the time. We finally just started using mood killers (aka condoms) to make sure there isnt a number 2. I would just like to chart like I used to as it made me feel super in control of the fertility situation, and worked wonderfully for us.
 

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I'm on the pill and still nothing. I'm not complaining, just wondering if this is normal.
 
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