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Ugh, I feel that stomach ache and cramping that arrives just days before AF. I hope it's just my body playing tricks on me but I remember the way my first period felt and it's just like this.<br><br>
AF on her way or already here for anyone else? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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My body started feeling that way about a week and 1/2 ago, but it didn't start. I had a little bit of watery pinkish discharge that day, but that was it.<br>
Aunt flo please stay away for at least another couple of months!
 

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I had those kinds of feelings for a month or two (at least) before I got AF back after Oliver.... so maybe it's not, although I'm not sure i'd wish a couple months of cramps on anyone... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It was just cramps for a few days every few weeks, like it would be AF any time, but then they'd go away with no bleeding.
 

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I've been feeling a little hormonal and have had some signs of fertility, but no AF yet. I've never had her come back before I started solids and this baby is nursey-nursey, so I would be really surprised to see her, but I'm not ruling it out. Baby does take a paci and isn't nursing every 6 hours at night because she's sleeping from 7 or 9pm until 4am (don't hate me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). We haven't done anything for BC yet, but I CANNOT have three babies in three years, so something must give. Soon.
 

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i'm wondering when mine will come back this time - my other two kids took a pacifier. We haven't started one this time... and I'm starting to think I probably won't. After Oliver I was tandem nursing, though... and it still only took 6 months for AF to show her face <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> we shall see...
 

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I got mine back at 8 weeks last time so I'm expecting it any time now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 

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8 weeks/!? That hardly seems fair at ALL!! (don't hate me, but with dd3, I was AF-less for SEVENTEEN MONTHS... and yes, I loved every minute of it... ) .. I'm hoping things go that well this time also... we'll see <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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She hasn't showed yet but I'm thinking she'll rear her ugly head by mother's day. Overall I just feel blah, PMS-y, hohum. I'm still <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx"> that I'll get a break. At least the post partum bleeding stopped around 4 weeks.
 

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hmmmm... reading this reminds me that I should be pulling the condoms out of the drawer. yikes.
 

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I want to scream, stomp around, rant, rave, cry and swear -- lots!! I'm thinking AF is making an odd visit now ... And I want to scream, "WTF?!" .. Last time around with dd3 (yes, she was my first nursling), I had a TERRIBLE time nursing in the early days and even had to supplement (especially at night) for a while to save any hopes of breastfeeding. And yet... it took SEVENTEEN MONTHS for AF to show back up.<br><br>
This time around Hazel Jane nurses like crazy all the time and there has been NO supplementing.. and.. she's just nine weeks old today!!!!!!<br><br>
*sigh*
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've been feeling a little hormonal and have had some signs of fertility, but no AF yet. I've never had her come back before I started solids and this baby is nursey-nursey, so I would be really surprised to see her, but I'm not ruling it out. Baby does take a paci and isn't nursing every 6 hours at night because she's sleeping from 7 or 9pm until 4am (don't hate me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). We haven't done anything for BC yet, but I CANNOT have three babies in three years, so something must give. Soon.</div>
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Is it every 6 hours they need to nurse at night? I thought it was every 4 and I was screwed. Now that I think about it, it's 4 during the day and 6 at night, huh? Phew! This little one sleeps about one six hour stretch every night for the last few weeks and I was worried I was going to be fertile again soon. Now that DH has decided he wants another one after all, it has me thinking that <i>maybe</i>, <b><i>maybe</i></b> I might want another one, so our plans for his big V have been canceled. However, <i>if</i> I decide to do that, it won't be for at least 2 years and my IUD isn't in yet, so I'd rather not be fertile soon. I mean, we won't be having sex without condoms until then, but I don't really trust condoms to be all that effective, so it could be a tense few weeks around here. lol
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Judy! So far no AF, but I have been spotting off and on, brown blood, and I had some AWFUL cramps that resulted in nothing.<br><br>
Did I mention I'm also, sadly, in the 2ww. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I want to scream, stomp around, rant, rave, cry and swear -- lots!! I'm thinking AF is making an odd visit now ... And I want to scream, "WTF?!" .. Last time around with dd3 (yes, she was my first nursling), I had a TERRIBLE time nursing in the early days and even had to supplement (especially at night) for a while to save any hopes of breastfeeding. And yet... it took SEVENTEEN MONTHS for AF to show back up.<br><br>
This time around Hazel Jane nurses like crazy all the time and there has been NO supplementing.. and.. she's just nine weeks old today!!!!!!<br><br>
*sigh*</div>
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Yeah, this is happening to me to!<br>
WTF!<br><br>
DD1 took 15 months to return, and I am now bleeding at 7 WEEKS pp. No bottles, no pacis, cosleeping. Lochia only stopped like 1.5 weeks ago. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">And</span> I am Tandeming! WTF!!!???<br><br>
Happy mother's day. I am off to go cry. Stupid hormones.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, this is happening to me to!<br>
WTF!<br><br>
DD1 took 15 months to return, and I am now bleeding at 7 WEEKS pp. No bottles, no pacis, cosleeping. Lochia only stopped like 1.5 weeks ago. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">And</span> I am Tandeming! WTF!!!???<br><br>
Happy mother's day. I am off to go cry. Stupid hormones.</div>
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Um yeah.. I only stopped at six weeks... so I had about two weeks off or so *sigh*. And yeah, I've done everything 'right' this time (more right than last time) with no bottles, no pacis, co-sleeping, she does wake at night to nurse and has all access she wants.. and.. blergh.<br><br>
Nothing today, but there were a few days of dark red blood, though not much at all. Like, not a normal looking period... almost like what the last day or two looks like for me. And I had some lower back aches (that I didn't associate with this until later) and some great loose stools (why on earth do my bowels go wonky with this too?! ugh).<br><br>
ROP -- um.. wow! yikes? (babies are always blessings... babies are always blessings.. .. right/!?) Let us know!!
 

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I've done everything 'right' here too and AF showed up today. DD was 7 weeks yesterday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> We want a big family and don't prevent... They are just coming a lot faster than I thought! Yes, babies are a blessing..! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
I was half expecting this though. After DS AF came back at 6 weeks and DD 4-5 months.<br><br>
ROP, whoa! Hope everything works out the way you want it to!
 

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Ok- I was counting on 10 months this time- which is what i got with both of my boys. Well- I think I am getting AF. And today is my birthday.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I am really upset and worried because after af showed up last time around i started getting seriously disturbing PMS- not funny like "aren't I a [email protected]$#h?" PMS but really upsetting rages with my dear kids. I think I had finally found a cocktail of herbs that worked right before I got pg but I don't know if they are safe while bf. I feel seriously upset. The first sign of rage and i might call the doc for a prescription for Zoloft.<br><br>
Can someone reassure me that you can still parent an infant with PMS?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
How can my body be so different this time around?
 

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thought this might help: <a href="http://www.truestarhealth.com/members/archives.asp?content=14ml3p1a97" target="_blank">http://www.truestarhealth.com/member...ent=14ml3p1a97</a><br><br>
Have you tried getting your calcium/magnesium in a better ratio? I think I heard that can help, but in any case, b vitamins are supposed to help with mental "disorders" like anxiety, irritability, etc... something to look into, since they're ok w/breastfeeding...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">thought this might help: <a href="http://www.truestarhealth.com/members/archives.asp?content=14ml3p1a97" target="_blank">http://www.truestarhealth.com/member...ent=14ml3p1a97</a><br><br>
Have you tried getting your calcium/magnesium in a better ratio? I think I heard that can help, but in any case, b vitamins are supposed to help with mental "disorders" like anxiety, irritability, etc... something to look into, since they're ok w/breastfeeding...</div>
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Thanks! yeah- I'm all about cal/mag and they definitely help but I am still worried. I just thought I was clear of worry for a while! Thanks for that site.
 
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