Something big happened – I got my first post-pregnancy period. Not exciting to anyone but me, I suppose, but it’s worth a post.
All this time, I’ve worried about weaning Matthew solely because I need to get that first period post-nursing so that we can move onto TTC Matthew’s sibling. I have written several posts and comments about this topic, I was so upset about it. Our RE said it would take 2-6 weeks given that I’m still nursing him exclusively (aside from his 3 meals a day) – he nurses 4 times a day still. I figured that it would take 6 weeks for me to get my first period once he was weaned – but I got it today! Why the exclamation point?
Well, this means that my cycles are coming back and when I am fully done nursing (some time in July – notice how that got moved out from June?!), then the first post-nursing period will come on cue and we can begin our FET! I decided the other night that I am nursing Matthew into July just to help my own heart get through it, and if that pushed our FET process to September or October – then so be it. But if I’m cycling now, then that means that we can still start our FET in August, most likely, even if I nurse into July because I won’t have to wait 6 weeks for a period!
And then there’s this. We can start trying naturally now. I even asked B today if we could run some tests to see if anything has changed because maybe we don’t need IVF/FET – maybe with his new paleo lifestyle, things have changed and we can (gasp!) get pregnant naturally or with an IUI. He enthusiastically said yes, so I will call our RE next week to get that setup.
My first thought when I saw the blood was, “well, I guess I’m not accidentally pregnant.” How silly is that? After all the IF business we went through to get Matthew, I thought that maybe, just maybe, we could get pregnant naturally without a single period? I mean – it happened to my younger sister who only has one ovary. HA!
This all reminds me of one of my favorite corny movies – Hope Floats. At the end of the movie, she says, “Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.”
Here I am at the beginning, all over again, and my hope is already floating up.