I need everyone who has been pregnant to share her thoughts on this.... **Update**
I am 6 months postpartum... twins.
My period has not returned. My last period was in March of 2012.
I breastfeed. My babies have formula at bedtime, so I do not "exclusively breastfeed". HOWEVER.... They also do not sleep through the night. They get the bottle at 7:30pm. I feed one at midnight. I feed the other at 4am. I feed them both between 7 and 8am. So while I don't meet the "exclusively breastfeeding" criteria, I also don't go more than 5 hours without feeding someone.
DH has been pulling out since the babies were born (I know it isn't super effective, but with no signs of returned fertility, it felt like a little extra precaution). Well, 9 days ago, he didn't pull out. I was livid.... because earlier that day I began suspecting that my returning fertility and hormones were making me sick.
My husband and I had sex several times before I realized that my yucky feeling (nausea, fatigue, just general malaise) was hormonal and not viral.
I took an ovulation test (never used one before, but saw the at Target and figured, why not?) the next morning after he did not pull out, and it was positive.
I took a pregnancy test this morning because I had a weird feeling. It was negative.
I went to the bathroom to find blood in my undies this afternoon.
Could this be implantation bleeding?
Could I get my period only 9 days after I ovulated?
What are the odds of getting pregnant before your period returns?
I am now about 98% sure that it's my period. It's been well over 24 hours, and the bleeding has gotten heavier. I plan to sit down with DH tomorrow to discuss if we will make an appointment for him to have a vasectomy or if we want to discuss other options for now.
Thanks for all of your advice! If anything changes, I'll update!