DS is now six and a half months and am very broody. Stopped breastfeeding in December and never went back onto contraception so effectively have tried with no success for 2 (long) cycles. How long has it taken others to get pregnant after their first child?
we planned to have another once dd was 2...started a couple of months after she turned 2 and it happened that month - just good luck I expect but had cut down on drinking and started taking folic acid before conception. good luck!
Flick - also may take a while for your cycle to settle down after breastfeeding. Try not to worry too much - the more stressed you get about it the harder it will be to conceive!! Enjoy trying and good luck!!!
Flick - I was VERY broody whilst ds was a baby and would have loved to have had another (at the time)... I'm still so painfully broody, but ds is 21mths old and I'm glad I have waited!! I can't imagine having a baby as well as a toddler (I'm perhaps a wimp!!). 3 months isn't that long really and maybe it's your bodies way of saying NOT YET!!
Good luck and keep us posted. BTW - my cycles are long too (32 days)... glad to hear I'm not the only one!
Flick, I b/f for longer than you did and it took me 18 months to conceive Thomas, whom we sadly lost at 21 weeks. I got pregnant with this baby only three months after losing Tom. What I'm trying to say is in any one person it can vary a lot and it certainly takes a lot of bodies a while to settle down after b/f.
Definitely recommend charting and everything you can do to make yourself feel "in control" of this situation, which can be fraught at times.
I can honestly say that not worrying about it helped in our case, easier said than done I know. But third time round I was so convinced we'd never have another child that I was quite relaxed about the whole thing. Whereas I was very uptight when trying for Tom.
Flick, agree with PandaBear, try to relax and I'm sure it will happen soon.....enjoy the practice in the meantime I had dd at 36 and fell pregnant quite quickly about 7 months later which sadly ended in a miscarriage. Happily I got pregnant again two months later and am due in about 3 weeks, but I have to say that I've found this pregnancy a long haul, probably a combination of being "older" and having to look after a young toddler rather than put my feet up or have a quick snooze like I did when I was expecting dd, which makes a huge difference. Having said that though I'm glad there will only be 20/21 months between dd and new baby.
Wishing you the best of luck