- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
This is my first official cycle charting and I need some help. I stopped BC in February & we’re not TTC until November but I have started charting in the mean time. My first cycle off the pill was around 110 days. I finally got AF in June. It was super light & only lasted about 4 days. About 8 days before AF, I noticed major EWCM (TMI- it was on the toilet paper I didnt even have to use my fingers), had some light cramping & pretty bad lower back pain. It was pretty clear I was O-ing. I was super excited to finally get AF & start charting! Since then, my temps have been ALL over the place. Im temping vaginally & I generally take them at the same time every day (maybe 10-15 min difference), apart from the weekends, which usually end up an hour later then normal. So I have a few open circles on my chart as well as 2 skipped day (I had been drinking the night before and decided to skip temping rather then throw off my chart).
Im on CD33 right now….my chart is saying I O’d last week on CD29 based on my temps. I did have a tiny bit of cramping & a little back pain but zero EWCM. While Im not charting my CM, I am taking mental notes. But if I didn’t notice any CM, did I really O? Are temps a better indicator of O-ing or is CM? Its all such a learning process!