It seems nearly everyone in my blogroll, both fertile and infertile are either:
Pregnant with Baby #2,
Trying to get pregnant with Baby #2 or
Talking about trying to get pregnant with Baby #2.
Is there something in the air?
Or do I just happen to only follow bloggers who gave birth roughly a year ago and the logical next step once your baby hits a year is to get pregnant again?
I fall somewhere in between the last two categories. We haven't been using any protection but I have yet to have a postpartum period. That means theoretically we're trying because I could ovulate at any time but really I'm pretty sure I'm not ovulating so it's more talking about trying!
I must admit, the fact that I have yet to have a period is starting to make me anxious.
I know people who didn't start ovulating again until 15 months, 18 months, 2 years or until they fully weaned.
I GET IT. Some people, NORMAL PEOPLE even, don't get their fertility back right away.
I shouldn't worry yet.
It's the fact that I have an anovulatory disorder that has me worried. Am I already all cysty?! Am I not going to ovulate at all? Or am I just one of those people who's not going to ovulate until I've weaned?
THERE'S NO WAY TO KNOW. And short of weaning there's not a lot I can do about it.
If I'm being really honest with myself it makes the most sense to wait until after we get back from London which will be the end of December to worry about this. In fact we've decided to not DO anything (no temping, no OPKs, no Vitex, etc etc) until after the New Year.
Should we fall pregnant on our own between now and then? So be it, obviously that would be awesome. BUT I DON'T REALLY WANT TO BE PREGNANT ON A 10 HOUR FLIGHT WITH A TODDLER.
And...I want the wee ones to have a little bit bigger age gap than 2 years. Somewhere around 2.5 years would be ideal. Which means waiting another 6 months or so.
All that being said, I can't help it, I've started worrying. And obsessing.
ISN'T THERE SOMETHING I CAN PEE ON???
At least I know I'm not alone, basically ALL OF YOU have started obsessing again too.
So let's discuss, if you had the power to choose, what is the ideal age gap between your kiddos?