Is this AF?

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Registered: 07-25-2010
Is this AF?
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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 5:50pm

Hi,


I have a five and a half month son who I am breastfeeding about 4 times a day, and he is also eating solids three times a day.


My DH and I have been TTC but have been waiting for my AF to return.

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Registered: 12-14-2008
In reply to: krisfred6
Sun, 09-05-2010 - 8:38pm

Well, 6 dpo would normally be too early for af....but getting a cycle so soon postpartum, anything can happen. Actually a 6 day lp would be considered normal for someone so soon.

It's also right timing for implantation, too....so......

I would expect lots of weirdness for your first few (if not more) cycles, but you never know!

I wouldn't know personally......having never gotten ppaf until around 18 months on average.

Keep us updated!


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Registered: 08-10-2010
In reply to: krisfred6
Sun, 09-05-2010 - 10:39pm

Are you temping to see if you actually ovulated?

 


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Registered: 07-25-2010
In reply to: krisfred6
Mon, 09-06-2010 - 12:55am

Hi guys,


Thanks for your really quick responses.

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Registered: 07-25-2010
In reply to: krisfred6
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 7:38pm

Hi Lovely ladies,


Thanks for your support.

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Registered: 05-04-2008
In reply to: krisfred6
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 3:03am

My first PPAF's were less then 24 hours - light spotting/barely there pink etc. Anovulatory attempts by my body to get moving....

As for the monitor, don't mind those instructions! As long as you don't mind the cost of those pesky pricy test sticks......start it at day 1 from your spotting day (count that as AF)....in 10 days or so it will ask you to start testing - you can test for up to 20 days and then if you get AF great, if not just pretend you do, restart on Day 1 again and repeat until your body is really doing it for real :)

I did that for a few months when I got my monitor many years ago now! WOW is it exciting to see that first shift to High and when it hits Peak - well that is just almost as good as a BFP :)

Good luck and let me know if my post didn't make any sense - lol - it's late!
Jasmine

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Registered: 07-25-2010
In reply to: krisfred6
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 3:31am

Hi Jasmine,



Thanks for the info.

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Registered: 05-04-2008
In reply to: krisfred6
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 1:18pm

Hi :)

Well after DS#1, I had a few anovulatory cycles at around 16 months - just super light spotting for a day or so and then nothing. It took about 3 months or so for me to start O'ing and getting my luteal phase the right length.

The only real way you will know if you are O'ing is to temp/chart and watch for that thermal shift in temperatures.

As for "pretending" AF showed up - Just set your monitor to day 1 as if to tell it that you are on Day 1 of your period. It will ask you to start testing in 10 days.....so just test until you can't anymore and then reset your monitor to Day 1 - you can do this until your Cycles really start full on. This worked for me anyways - it does cost a lot for the sticks I know so you could go the cheaper route and buy some online OPK's to use until you do start cycling regularly.

Try not to be frustrated - easier said then done - chances are you will be back on track sooner then later!

Hugs, Jasmine

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Registered: 07-25-2010
In reply to: krisfred6
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 7:22pm

Hi Jasmine,



Thanks again for all the advice, it is definately helping me to feel more positive.

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Registered: 08-10-2010
In reply to: krisfred6
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 7:26pm
It's very possible to get a +OPK and then not O.

 


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Registered: 07-25-2010
In reply to: krisfred6
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 7:39pm

Thanks for that.