Got my BBT last night! Started temping this morning. I'm such a nerd I'm so excited. Hoping this helps our odds! Do you think it will help even though it's my first month?
You are already doing everything right with the OPKs =) This will help with the "did I O or didn't I?" You will have more information than you did last month, regardless of what happens, and I always think being informed is better then not =) FX for you! I'm ordering my OPKs today so I can try them out!
FX for you too! :)
Now as long as my body decides to not have AF 4 days early, we should be good! haha
Or if you O earlier in the month =) So exciting!
Very true! Maybe this 5th cycle will be the one!! 5 is my fave number!
So don't pay attention to temps after my cycle is done? What difference does that make?
My cycle technically started 23rd, and I tempted this morning. What will the 2 day difference do?
This stuff is so confusing haha.
AuntTate I think you're fine. It;s just if you are well into your cycle where it can get confusing. It can't really have a "pattern" if you don't have the full cycle kwim? but missing the two dyas of AF shouldn't mess it up for you. just make sure your chart begins on the 23rd so you can see how many days your cycle was and on what CD you O
I started temping and mine are all over the place and I take them at 6:00 every morning. Is that normal during AF?
AuntTate~ I just started temping yesterday and I started AF on the 23rd as well so we are on the same schedule right now! My temp yesterday was 96.93 and today 96.63 and it shows up as a big drop even thoguh it's not. I took both of mine at 7:15 AM. It could be especially as AF is stopping maybe? Just thought I'd let you know I'm in a similar situation! So when do you start OPK if you're supposed to wait so many days after AF? My cycles were two different lengths these last two times.
lex484, haha I answered on the other post too but I'll say it here. I have the Wondflo test strips and the directions tell you when to start testing based on your cycle length. Mine are all over the place so I just use my average to start. Mine is 31 days and I think it said to start testing on CD15...or 12? haha I'll have to look again when I get home. My temps are like that too but I'm temping right now during AF so hopefully that is the reason. Mine have made no sense...97.95, 97.28, 97.20, 97.27, 97.45. Hopefully I start leveling out once AF is over with so I can tell when I ovulate.
According to FF, I entered my cycle as 30 days, although this past one was 31 and it said to start OPK on June 3rd so I guess I'll go with that. I don't have enough info entered yet to get a super accurate date, but we'll see. Plus, I'm leaving the state with my mom the 6th for my cousin's wedding and DH isn't joining us until Friday the 8th and it said I'd ovulate the 7th! Go figure!!! >:( Guess we'll by BDing the 3rd through 6th! Lol
Yes!! Be sure to DTD through those days, they say sperm can live inside you for a few days so if you ovulate on the 7th you could still get PG!
Ditto what AuntTate said! Some little guys can live 3-5 days! It could still happen! FX for you!
It helped me my first month of temping...It made me realize my temp didn't rise like it should have after my first OPK, so I kept temping and kept using the OPKs and found out I had 2 positive OPKs before I actually O'd. So it can work!!
And it took about half a cycle before I actually saw a pattern, and then I kept temping my first few weeks of knowing I was PG to see the temp shift. It definitely makes more sense at the end of the cycle looking back.
I hope so! Keeping my FX it all starts making more sense and planning on DTD lots before I leave! ;)
I temp all the way through, the important part is just to see if there is a shift in temps that elevates your temps for at least 3 days in a row and hopefully for much much longer!
As a side note, I started temping with my mc cycle and I was able to see that I clearly DID ovulate, BUT I ended up ovulating a bit later then I originally thought because I had 2 temp shifts! So my advice is to see how it goes, don't stop temping because you think you've ovulated, keep temping for the full cycle for a couple of cycles to see if there is a general rhythm for your body. I know for me, my body likes to fake me out, so I just temp all the time. I'm only stopping now because I'm finally pregnant again!