Chase was born May 1st, 2011.We didn't use any medical interventions to conceive Chase. My cycles are a little longer than normal. I haven't nursed Chase since August 25th, 2012. Today is October 23rd, 2012. My last period was July of 2010. I am not pregnant.
You might be shocked by this. I have been in a few mom groups on Facebook and there wasn't anyone else in my same situation. I was starting to get worried. I was hesitant to google becase Dr. Google always tells you that you have cancer. I did Google and did see messages from other people on message boards that were in my same situation.
I went to the doctor today for my annual exam and was anxious to discuss what was going on. As I expected, I was told that I was still in the normal range. I wanted to talk about this today in hopes that someone else in my same situation is comforted by the fact that they are not alone. Some women get their periods 6 weeks after their child is born even if they are exclusively breast feeding. Some women, like myself, nurse for a long time and might not get their period back for 6 months after weaning.
I guess I'll also disclose that we are not using any birth control in hopes of getting pregnant again. This complicates things a little because it is possible for me to get pregnant without ever having a period, though rare. If there is no recent last period date with a pregnancy they like to have an ultrasound done by 6 weeks to get the dates correct. Which makes this momma that didn't get to see her sweet boy's face until 13 weeks happy. Which means I need to be taking pregnancy tests like every 2 weeks. So I know you bloggers have already done the research. Where do I get the most inexpensive pregnancy tests?
The plan is if I am not pregnant by January and still haven't had a period, to go in and get a blood pregnancy test and a thyroid test and then jumpstart things with some progesterone.
I feel so much better after my appointment! I really think Chase will be getting to wear a big brother shirt in 2013!