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17 week old baby...and I think I might be pregnant again...HELP. (Warning:TMI)

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embolina Fri 03-Jan-14 23:56:23

Hi ladies. Just wondered if anyone can perhaps offer me any advice?? I'm not on any birth control at the moment, as I was waiting to have a consultation about having the coil..

Ok so myself and my husband got a tad "merry" after our baby's christening on the 15th of Dec and- ya know- one thing led to another. We can't actually remember if the deed was "finished" (Oh the shame. Although, I hasten to add our baby was looked after by his grandparents that night, so we weren't TOTALLY irresponsible.)

It was actually the first night we've been intimate since the birth of our son. (Birth was very traumatic and I almost died, so it's taken a while to just relax and go with the moment, etc.)

Anyway, my first period since having my son (and so far, last) period was on Dec 9th- ironically to the DAY my last one was before we found out I was expecting!) I started having cramps yesterday and thought I was coming on. When I wiped (TMI, sorry) yesterday and today, it's been either very very pale blood and now it's like mucus but brownish..then when I added up when I'm actually due on, it should be Monday, as I've always been 28 days to the dot.

I have a terrifying feeling I might be pregnant again. If I AM, I probably conceived around the 17th, (I ovulate early) which would mean I could potentially be expecting a baby on the exact same day as my son....

Has anyone else had implantation bleeding or anything like this?? HELP!

I think you need to POAS tomorrow. Would it be good news after the initial shock or not? Hope you get the outcome you want OP.

embolina Sat 04-Jan-14 00:10:45

Sorry, I don't know what POAS means? :\

Thanks for replying though..x

TakingTheStairs Sat 04-Jan-14 00:13:52

POAS... Pee on a stick. Do a pregnancy test

Best of luck!

embolina Sat 04-Jan-14 00:15:47

Ohhh! Sorry!...Yes I think I'll have to bite the bullet... it would be a major shock to us if it was positive...but at the same time: what will be, will be! x

ElBombero Sat 04-Jan-14 00:16:09

And well done for DTD so soon!!

embolina Sat 04-Jan-14 00:18:43

I don't know what all these acronyms mean!!!! x

fizzly Sat 04-Jan-14 00:20:08

Yes POAS tomorrow. Please don't worry. I have a few friends who have had 2 in a year (11-13 month gaps) and not entirely intentionally. They all have older children now (once set has twins in the mix!!) and they have the most wonderful relationships. If it happens, it could be tremendously positive. And if not you will know for sure whether you want to go for it sooner or later (and whether you really want the coil!!).

embolina Sat 04-Jan-14 00:22:33

In a way, I would love for my son to have a sibling so close in age. I was an only child, and always felt like I was missing something. Saying that, my mum was 42 when she had me, so I was lucky to be here in the first place!!

Would it not be too early to test tomorrow? x

ElBombero Sat 04-Jan-14 00:24:58

DTD = Doing The Deed grin

embolina Sat 04-Jan-14 00:26:07

Ohhhhhhh! Facepalm I shoulda guessed THAT one!! x

ProphetOfDoom Sat 04-Jan-14 00:32:22

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NatashaBee Sat 04-Jan-14 00:32:45

I'd be surprised if your periods were entirely back on schedule yet, with a 17wo. But yes, POAS...

Shellywelly1973 Sat 04-Jan-14 00:37:19

Let us know how u get on...Good luck!

embolina Sat 04-Jan-14 00:38:38

I will!!! I just want it to be tomorrow already so my husband can buy me a test!!! x

MinkBernardLundy Sat 04-Jan-14 00:40:55

All night supermarket? wink

embolina Sat 04-Jan-14 00:43:08

Good point, but hubby is asleep and I obviously can't leave the babba! x

TakingTheStairs Sat 04-Jan-14 00:48:10

So wake him, tell him you're off to the supermarket and to watch the baby! smile
For what it's worth, I have a 9 wk old DS and at my 6 wk post natal check up I told my consultant that I thought I was ovulating already and she gave me a quick scan and low and behold, if ovulated that morning and could see the egg on the screen ... So entirely possible that you're expecting!
Hope it's the result you want xxx

TakingTheStairs Sat 04-Jan-14 00:48:58

I ovulated. Not "if ovulated"

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sat 04-Jan-14 00:57:07

You're not likely to make it to your next birthday if you keep using hubby, babba and putting x's at the end of your posts - this is mumsnet, not netmums fgrin You'll soon get used to the acronyms.

Congratulations on your DS (son) - I think it's lovely to have them close in age, but quite hard on your body to go through pregnancy again so quickly not to mention a second lot of sleepless nights. Still, as you say, what will be will be.

I hope the test goes the way you want it to tomorrow smile

fluffygal Sat 04-Jan-14 01:14:11

Good luck! There's under a year between my two 7 year olds (one turns 8 on Monday!). Neither child planned! The first year was hard work but it got easier. I had easy births though, hope it wouldn't be too much strain on your body if you nearly died last time.

Also agree though your periods may take a while to get back to normal so don't panic just yet.

GiraffesAndButterflies Sat 04-Jan-14 01:34:10

Nothing to do with your original post, but this might be useful smile

Good luck for when you POAS!

giraffesCantSledge Sat 04-Jan-14 03:15:11

Good luck!

Wincher Sat 04-Jan-14 09:03:06

Good luck! If you are pregnant will you have two children in the same school year?

RandomMess Sat 04-Jan-14 09:06:00

Good luck, I had a 14 month gap and it was fine, harder work in some ways but easier in others (have other dc as well so have experienced a variety of gaps!)

ProphetOfDoom Sat 04-Jan-14 09:07:51

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JanePurdy Sat 04-Jan-14 09:08:52

No she wouldn't wincher as the school year cut off is 31sr August.

Several friends have reported their cycles have lengthened since having children so you might no longer have 28 day cycles.

Good luck!

Have you got a test OP? If it's negative I'd retest in a week or so as others have said periods can go a bit all over the place post-pregnancy.

embolina Sat 04-Jan-14 16:56:40

Ladies, if I do a test now in the evening would a positive result show up as clearly as if I waited until my first pee of the day tomorrow??

I have the test, but I'm so scared to do it I feel physically sick.

NatashaBee Sat 04-Jan-14 17:05:26

I'd wait for your first pee tomorrow smile

Test tomorrow if you feel better doing that, but not if you're going to panic all night!

ProphetOfDoom Sat 04-Jan-14 17:27:47

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samsmother Sat 04-Jan-14 23:05:12

I tested on the 3rd jan as I wanted to take some cystitis meds which said do not take if pregnant. I retested on the 10th (had an apt with fertility consultant), got a positive and working backwards various charts told me I'd conceived somewhere around the 15th December. So if you get a negative I would say from personal experience test again next weekend. As you say, what will be will be, am currently pregnant with an unplanned surprise!

meditrina Sat 04-Jan-14 23:11:44

Will you be able to sleep if you don't test now?

I'd wait until morning (if you can) but it probably won't make that much difference, as you're over 2 weeks beyond likely sperm life, and that should cover most of the vagaries of postnatal cycle weirdness.

volvocowgirl Sat 04-Jan-14 23:13:45

Do one now and another in the morning!

aroha77 Sat 04-Jan-14 23:15:46

Good luck tomorrow! I'm a twin and have always loved it so I'm sure it'll all work out well if there is a line on the stick tomorrow!! Xx

Lullabyte Sat 04-Jan-14 23:20:30

Obviously, you should POAS now to satisfy the collective MN curiosity!

embolina Sat 04-Jan-14 23:30:23

Hi everyone!

Well, I did a test this evening, and so far it's coming up negative.

I'm half overjoyed and half gutted! Saying that, after I tested, myself and my husband looked at our gorgeous little baby boy and reminded ourselves how lucky we are to have him and that he'll have a little brother or sister, just all in good time. smile

Thank-you to everyone who replied to my post- it made me feel SO much better last night and all of today.

Glad you're ok OP smile

ProphetOfDoom Sun 05-Jan-14 14:50:51

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