**Sorry this is long, I'm thinking out loud and want to see if anybody else has felt like this?**
Goodness gracious - can I just say that I TOTALLY love getting a handle on my cycle? I'm so used to just blindly accepting when AF would come, etc. . .it's really nice to have it predicted.
So, after a few months of not getting along with FF I found www.myfertilitycharts.com and it's SO much easier to use. Currently, I'm using it as a 'preventative' measure and not for TTC simply because we are waiting for my new health insurance to kick in (January 1st baby!) and get a few more 'newlywed' trips out of the way.
I've thought for AGES that ovulation was two weeks (ish) after the END of your AF, not the beginning and *almost* slipped up this weekend with DH thinking that I wasn't fertile at all based on that assumption. We are umm. . .out of raincoats. . .and I figured 'eh, I'm not fertile, let's just go without and it shouldn't be a problem.'
Well, this morning I woke up to a (TMI!) heavy dose of ECWM and thought 'WTF? ? ?' it's WAY too early for this.
Plugged it into the chart and no. . .it's RIGHT on schedule with what the chart predicted for me. It's like, the doors have been opened. . .I totally get it now! ! ! And gosh, no WONDER I was in a wierd/off mood yesterday - super emotional and everything. It explains my mood, ovulation cramps, my skin texture. . .EVERYTHING and before I was so confused.
Not only that, but I've spent just as many years thinking that all that ECWM and the later hard low cervix I felt meant that there was something seriously wrong with me (no kidding) to the point where I didn't want to ask a doctor thinking they would tell me something awful. But no, it's NORMAL, OMG! Anybody else experience that? I mean, nobody EVER told me those things are RIGHT!
Sorry, just had to share my excitement here. . .how cool it is to know what's going on with my body.
DH and I aren't actively TTC yet but it's on the horizon. . .very close, and I like knowing what's going on going into it. We've been talking a LOT about children, I'm almost 29 and we both agree we are wanting to do this before I hit 30. He's hinting about it a lot more now so I hope you gals don't mind me hanging out here.
Cheers to knowing WTF is going on down there, lol!