Question about temping

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If I’m rolling around waiting for my alarm, I just get up and temp. Especially if it’s within 45 minutes of the alarm. No harm in that. I do find that my temps are more consistent when I’m half asleep than when I stick to the exact same time every day no matter what.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah I agree with PP, just go ahead and temp.  Your chart is going to start out looking crazy anyways, once you get more data in it, it will start to look better, especially after you have your thermal shift. 

Post # 4
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7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

How long do you spend tossing and turning? If it’s within 30 minutes of the time your alarm is set to go off, go ahead and temp when you wake-up. If it’s longer, then maybe you just need to set your alarm even earlier. The idea for the alarm is to hit the earliest time you would possibly wake-up for that cycle. So maybe your earliest time is just earlier than you thought when you initially set-up the alarm.

Post # 5
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188 posts
Blushing bee

My first month temping, too! I’ve just been doing it the second I wake up, which is usually before my alarm. But I feel like my chart looks a little crazy with temps, too, so I’ve been playing with the idea of setting my alarm on weekends too to make sure I temp at the exact same time, but that would suck. 🙁 It’s so overwhelming to learn everything!

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

gonatgo:  I agree with lovekiss:  if you wake up within 30 minutes of the alarm going off, then go ahead and temp. I usually keep my thermometer on a table next to me. I usually wake up an hour or two before my actual temping time thanks to my cats, then I go back to sleep, and I have been doing ok with my charts. The most important thing is to do it while half asleep meaning you haven’t done much activity to make your body temperature go up.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

gonatgo:  I don’t have a bedside table on my side, so I used to tuck my thermometer between my mattress and boxspring in its little plastic case – it was easier to reach without waking me up too much! 

Post # 10
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2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Lisasaurusrex:  I have my alarm set for every day of the week at the same time, which kinda sucks on weekends, but i can usually get back to sleep after temping then, or I just get up with our puppy anyway. I use my phone alarm which I keep on my nightstand and I keep my thermometer in the same spot in my nightstand drawer so I can grab it while half asleep. this is only my second chart temping and the first 10 days of both charts pook pretty crazy which is normal! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

gonatgo:  I have the same problem, where I frequently wake up before my alarm, which goes off at 615am. You actually are supposed to be asleep for at least 3 hours before you temp.

My solution is that I set my alarm for 4am. It goes off, I temp, and then I fall back asleep. It sounds yucky, but I literally am half-asleep, its always still dark out, and its enough time before my alarm goes off that I’m not worrying about geting up soon. My temps went from ALL over the place to an easily readable pattern once I started doing that.

My husband doesn’t even hear the alarm go off anymore either; its just become a “normal” sound to him 🙂

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