I realize that sound ridiculous and it probably isn't a very accurate statement but I don't have a last menstrual period to go off of. Nick and I stopped preventing once Madelyn was 9 months old. I had to wait at least 9 months to keep the deliveries 18 months apart, which is important for a VBAC. I hadn't gotten my period and figured it would still be a few months before I got pregnant. I have heard that breastfeeding moms usually get a "warning period" sort of a "hey, you can get knocked up now" type thing but we didn't get that. Obviously, I knew there was a possibility of not getting my period and was totally okay with that, I mean 3 years, no period - who can complain? That being said, I decided to pee on a stick once a month, just in case. I didn't want to end up being one of those ladies on I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant and since my pregnancy with Madelyn was pretty symptom free, it could happen.
Nick was stopping at the store for me on 9/10/11 (day of the UM vs Notre Dame night game) and asked if I needed anything. I told him yes - beer, shredded cheese and a pregnancy test. I wanted to drink a beer or two and figured it would be a good idea to make sure that was feasible. So Nick's in the shower and I decide to test. Surprise! Baby Barish #2 is on the way!!! We figure, due sometime in May.
Disclaimer - This was written awhile ago but I held off on posting until we announced to our families. There are a few posts lined up after this one as well.