(Closed) Take a look at my chart, please? I'm stressing way too much..

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Looks like you didn’t O yet, which is fine/normal.  I O’d om day29 and get a bfp. breathe!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

@Peffy:  Yes, I see no temp shift so no ovulation. When did you stop BC? 

If it helps you feel better, I haven’t ovulated yet and I am on CD41. I have ovulated for the last 10 months after quitting BC, and here I am waiting to ovulate. Luckly, I have my pre-conception appointment next week and will bring this up to my doctor. In a way, I am glad my body decided to show its true colors because up to now, I always thought I ovulated. Anyhow, only time can tell. If I wasn’t as close to TTC, I would probably stop charting just to see if that way I can ovulate, but being the person I am I can’t because I know that if I keep charting I can have evidence that I have not ovulated yet and if I do how late it happens. So, I will keep charting!

My advice is for you too keep charting and find ways to relax, I know easier said than done. Remember you don’t know if there is anything wrong with you until they test you. I am sorry I can’t be of much help.

Here is my chart in case you want to take a look.

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/candy11

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It can take a few cycles before really noticing a pattern, especially if you started charting later in your cycle. I wouldn’t stress too much. Are you consistant about when you take you temperature? A friend of mine swore she never had consistant thermal patterns, and it turns out she wasn’t taking them around the same time every day, and was waking up to use the bathroom beforehand, etc, which really can make things wonky.

Mucus takes time to learn the differences. Is it all just wet or slippery, or does it sometimes feel wet at first but then sticky the more you feel it?  Those subtle differences take time to really notice and not second guess. 

I really like the software from Taking Charge of your Fertility. It actually explains things along the way, as you start adding to your chart. It helped me understand charting a lot better. They only have it for Windows. There’s a free trial, which I highly recommend trying. 

You can get it here

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

@christinamarie980:  Great, I will look into it. I have been charting for close to a year, and I am always learning new things.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Peffy:  my first month charting drove me insane because i just wanted to see a pattern. this is my 5th month charting and i’m a lot more at ease and i definitely see patterns in my charts. i think once you get the 1st month done with, you won’t be as stressed out (unless you get your BFP and then there won’t be a second month for charting!!). it doesn’t look like you’ve O’d yet but i’m sure you will soon.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Peffy:  Because this is your first cycle actually charting, you have nothing to compare it to, so obviously is driving you bananas, i was driving myself craze-nuts when i started, too.  By the looks of your chart, it seems like you havent O yet, but dont be too concern, especially if you jut got off BCP.  It takes a while for your cycle to regulate.  If it continues without O’ing and you are too worry then try calling your OB otherwise try to patiently wait.  GL and FX

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Peffy:  It’s my first cycle charting too, and I’m going nuts.

I haven’t figured out timing quite yet (set it each day for 5:10 AM, but tomorrow have to wake up at like 4:15 AM, which is unusual and won’t happen frequently), and I feel like the minute or so that it takes to get my temperature wakes me up more than I want to be up if I can sleep later that particular morning.

Here’s my chart, which in theory looks good, but I have no concept of whether or not I’ve done anything right: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/kate02121 

One day, I temped at 5:10, then again at 7:00 when I actually woke up out of curiousity. And there was a 1.5 degree difference. How does that even happen?!

I also had a fever later in the day on CD 18, so finally discarded that as an anomaly, and then FF immediately detected an ovulation. 

My whole point is that charting seems confusing as hell for me right now as a newbie, but it seems like the longer you keep at it the easier it gets to read it and get it right. So don’t stress, and just keep at it. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Peffy:  Good luck! Keep us updated!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hello again 🙂 thought I’d reply here too to see how you were doing too. Your chart is looking positive to me 🙂 fingers crossed!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Peffy:  I hear ya.. and SECOND that!

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