Post # 1
My temperatures have been so… flat this month. Even with the few days of not temping, when I started back up it was still the same until ‘O’ day.
After the third same temp, I handed the thermometer to DH and made him take his temperature and it was different.
Also, my post O temps (I know there are only two) are not raised up as much as they should(?) be.
Post # 3
@rosworms: it sounds like your thermometer has a case of the favorites. you can still see your temp shift, so I wouldn’t worry too much. Consider upgrading thermometers if it bugs you though 🙂
Post # 4
two extra things are contributing to your flat graphs, beyond the temps themselves – your thermometer looks like it only measures to 0.1, which always makes graphs looks flatter, and the fact that you have that dotted line between days 10-14. CD9 is a white dot too, so if that was done at the correct time/in right conditions it might have been different. As Chuck said, as long as you can see ovulation its not too big a deal.
And regarding your other question, 97.3 looks about right for the first two days post-O compared to your previous chart, it’s sort of an average of the two last cycle 🙂
All the best!!
Post # 5
I haven’t bought a basal thermometer yet for charting, but I thought you were supposed to use one that measured to the 1/100th of a degree instead of just a tenth?
Post # 6
@strawbabies: I think TCOYF says that a 1/10th thermometer is okay, but most use a 1/100th thermom. There’s a big difference between 97.3 and 97.39 or 97.31 and the 1/10th ones aren’t as accurate anyway.
Post # 7
alright, so I changed the battery today before going to bed and woke up with a reading of a temp spike. so hopefully the battery was the problem and i’ll start seeing some wiggly lines.
i’m thinking of ordering the BD brand thermometer anyway, but i’ll wait for next cycle since this one is more than halfway done anyway.