My cycles averaged 30 days before Evie. I just haven't had it back since her. I have been emotionally and symptom cycling.. but no clue when to expect it, cause the last three months I've had days where I was REALLY sure I either ovulated or was pregnant and then nothing happens to prove either one. I keep telling DH.. if no AF in two weeks, then I didn't ovulate like I think I *may* have.. and then no AF.
I am just going crazy, so I want to know when to expect AF to return. DH had the Big-V, so I'm testing for informational purposes only. I want to have my insanity be predictable (or excusable) again.
Well, we have natural ups and downs to our LH levels, and any given time or day can be different. Unless the test line is darker than the control line, then there isn't an LH surge detected. It doesn't matter how light the test line is, if it's not as dark or darker than the control line, then it means nothing. Here's a link to Peeonastick.com's demonstration of LH levels during breastfeeding. It's a fairly old page (2005) but it gives the best pictorial example I've found yet.
Also on there is the fact that your body CAN surge without actually ovulating.. so without temping and CM monitoring, what I am doing is only for fun. I don't temp (too many sleepless nights) and CM (for me) is not chartable. So unless I get a clear positive and then AF shows within 14 days, I can't prove anything.
But the fact that I was dx with Estrogen Depletion a few months back, and so was the peeonastick lady, and she ovulated when her doc said it was impossible.... gives me hope.
Incidentally, my next test (sometime between 9 and 10pm) was barely visible. So I'm gonna say no surge happened, therefore proving that negative OPKs are negative OPKs, no matter how "almost positive" they are.
So are you hoping to get a visit from your aunt soon, or are you happy that she's staying away? I was always stressed because I was terrified of getting pregnant again (T was a super hard baby, so the idea of having another right away was enough to break me out in hives) but since your DH had a V and you also might welcome another baby anyway, are you stressed about it, or glad she's stayed away?