@cdnrunning I use the OPK pouch to pee in. When I was working TTC DS I would bring the OPK pouch in with me, pee in the pouch, wrap the strip up in toilet paper and shove it in my bra or pants. Then laid it out in a drawer at my desk and read it there.
KatieEl Yes! I always wonder what effects it
has on OPKs and various other things (temperature etc). And OMG I would be so
bitter getting it 2 months PP when EBF!!
your cycle not start until you were done BFing? I know some women get it right
away even with BFing. So weird. If my OPKs are right, my follicular phase was
notably shorter this cycle… so I guess I spoke too soon when I said I thought
mine were normal…
of course we don’t mind! Glad you are here! It sounds like you will be starting
when your DS is about the age my DD is (we just started) when she was ~16
months, which is when I got my first period… and am still BF, though I stopped
pumping! I haven’t had to wean DD, and she still nurses at night—but after a
month of going M-F without much nursing aside from the morning and night, my cycle
started. I saw my OB/GYN right after my first period and she said to keep right
on BF since I had my period and gave me a green light to TTC. Good luck! So far
I’m obvi not pregnant but it has been pretty normal—two periods in a row!
So glad there are so many of us! Mine was similar—we didn’t cut out night
nursing, lol (she hates sleep) but because of work I cut out day nursing and
stopped pumping at work at 14 months and AF came a month later! I’d say we went
from 6+ sessions to 3-4 with a long stretch during the day.
happyhiccup That sounds like a great plan and is what
worked for us! It was at 15.5 months PP I got it but started doing what you are
doing around 14 months. It also sounds like your thoughts are EXACTLY what mine
were. I actually made an appointment with my OB/GYN to see if there was
anything I could do to start my period but then it started on its own, when I
was about to give up! I literally feel EXACTLY how you are saying you feel. I’m
also not super young (not quite AMA but looking at it soon), so I wanted to get
things going in case we had issues/give us time. It really took me ~2 months of
the lower amount of feeding before mine started and I had no indication it was
going to… It’s hard to be patient, so don’t beat yourself up about feeling
We have a gorgeous 15 month old. Trying for number 2. Looking at my little girl just really made me wAnt another. I've put off being medicated to treat MS to have this baby. So I appreciate the sentiment but don't need to be encuraged. Ww stopez prevwnt last month but disnt get luckybas i was in the hospitL during my fertile week. So this is the first freak month of trying. I decided to use opks and that's driving me crazy as I feel I have too many positives.