new and of course some questions

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Registered: 08-23-2010
new and of course some questions
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 11:38am

hello all....

I am new here and have a couple of questions. Some background info....

I have three children 6, 2, and 10 months...I am ebf my 10.5 month old, she has been eating three times a day for several months, she doesnt nurse at all through the day any more, but she does nurse at night about three times.

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Registered: 06-02-2010
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 2:47pm

Hi & welcome.

I'd say your first step is to take a HPT and hopefully that will answer all your questions! :)

If it's a bfn, I recommend charting, if you've never charted before Taking Control of your Fertility is a great book to get you started or even the "lessons" that are included with FertilityFriend- an online site to chart your cycles.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 7:13pm
Hi Krista, just welcome to the board!

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Registered: 05-04-2008
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 7:51pm

Hi Krista and welcome to our board :)

I would say that you are either experiencing implantation spotting or anovulatory bleeding. If it is the anov. spotting that you are seeing, it just means that your body tried to O and didn't quite make it and your spotting is just a very light AF basically.

I would suggest you start by taking an HPT in the next few days and if it is positive then hurray ! Come back and tell us....

If it is negative, I would suggest you might start temping/charting daily to see if you can't see what your body is up to more clearly. Many of us use cheap internet OPK's to watch for that pre O surge which could also be very helpful in your case. If you haven't O'd yet, it seems like your body is getting ready to.

Good luck and keep us posted!

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Registered: 08-23-2010
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 11:44pm

Hey laidies...

Thanks for the replys. I will say that i am still getting some spotting, and some cramping.

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Registered: 05-04-2008
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 2:46am

Hey there :) I would count your spotting as Day 1 and go from there - although you might want to test again in a few days to be sure. I know what you mean about temping stressing out Dh - I used to hide my thermometer under the pillow and just not share the details with him about when I got + OPK's or a peak on my monitor etc. It can really put a damper on things.....
Maybe you could just chart CM for now and watch for fertile patches..BD whenever you see them.

I hope you stick around with us for awhile!