9 months postpartum I still have not gotten my period back.
What's the problem you ask? 18 months(and counting) of no period, Bliss!
Well, my crazy husband and I want another baby!
And I know it is possible to get pregnant without your monthly visit from Aunt Flo (ok, I seriously don't call it that in real life), but the problem lies with not knowing the approximate time of ovulation. No period = No indication
Mind you, we weren't watching the calendar when we conceived Sweet Thing.
I had this idea that since birth control can regulate an irregular period, then it might be able to bring my period back. We talked to the Doctor during Sweet Thing's 9 month check-up, he said it just doesn't make sense.
So BOO to that!
The only thing he said that may bring back the period is to stop nursing. I love my doctor, but I HATE that he told me that. Now I understand the circumstances and it's not like my baby is only a couple weeks old and we are having trouble, he isn't telling me to stop nursing because my baby is too thin or too fat or whatever. But just the fact he said the words "stop breastfeeding" makes me a little sad. I can only hope he is supportive of new moms trying to do what is best for their babies and not telling them to stop nursing then, at such a crucial age.
As much as I want another baby(boy) right now, I am not planning on weaning Sweet Thing any time soon. In the meantime I will enjoy my daughter, my husband, my period-free life and getting a glimpse of my long lost pre-pregnancy body(and FINALLY fitting into some of my pre-pregnancy jeans. Woo Hoo!)