Post # 1
So I need to rant because this situation is hilariously crazy to me!
I have been religiously charting CM and temps for 7 months now. Every month, I ovulate around day 23 (cycle is still slightly irregular.)
This month we started TTC. I was all geared up to start our regular sexy times this week and then I wake up yesterday and I have a temp spike! On day 15!! Okay, I thought, just a random fluke, maybe it was the wine I had before bed. Wake up again this morning, temp is even higher.
WHAT THE?! The cycle we start trying and I end up ovulating over a week early!! I can’t believe it! The crazy thing was, all the signs were there – CM, crazy desire to BD all the time (except we didn’t cos we were both so busy with work last week!) But I ignored them all. Because I’m silly and thought I couldn’t possibly be ovulating this early!
So we only BD once in that week. Luckily, it was the day before ovulation. But still. Gahhh… Haha. I know that this still puts us in with a chance for this month, but I guess since it doesn’t feel like we actually “tried” I’m not as hopeful.
Anyway, no real reason for this post, just wanted to vent and say that the universe has definitely sent me a loud, clear message that I have ZERO control over this. I just need to let go and accept that it will happen when it happens and my body is ultimately in charge here, not my brain.
Has anyone else had this happen??
Post # 3
Wacky cycles happen to A LOT of people the exact month they start TTC :/ I think it’s just one of those things!
Good luck though! I read something about how you’re most fertile between 1 and 3 days PRIOR to ovulation so you just might have had perfect timing after all.
Welcome to the TWW
Post # 4
@PinkTeapot: We just BD once during the window and we’re expecting in May! Ya never know 🙂 FX and baby dust your way 🙂
Post # 5
@PinkTeapot: I’ve just started attempting to chart, more for curiosity than anything – started only a couple weeks ago, I’m generally pretty regular with my cycles…doesn’t my period show up a week early this month!? WTF – never happens. We’re not TTC at the moment, not until after the wedding, but all the charting info on here made it seem pretty easy and sensible, so why not?
Post # 6
Haha thanks ladies. At first I was annoyed, but now I’m just amused. I have totally seen the positive side of this – I was having 38-39 day cycles before, but this month I will get a nice 30 day one!! Which means trying (again!) can start even sooner.
I won’t be tricked next month sneaky body. Sorry DH but we’re doing it ALLLL month! Haha.
@mjfaris6: Congraulations on your pregnancy! That’s the kind of story I love.
@DaneLady: Lucky for me this next 2 weeks is CRAZY busy. 6 shifts in a row, followed by my sister in law coming to stay, followed by a wedding out of town. Will not have time to symptom spot… well maybe :p
Post # 7
@MsGinkgo: I love charting. Makes you feel heaps in control….. Until you realise that you’re not 😀 Hehe. No, it’s great. At least now I KNOW. I wouldn’t have been sure if I had ovulated at all if I hadn’t been charting.
Post # 8
A wacky cycle is what wound me up pregnant! I was just charting and avoiding my fertile days.
Normally I’d ovulate around CD 17-18
…so I had sex once that month unprotected, waayyy before I could be fertile…
…untill my body decided to ovulate on CD 14. We had sex on CD 9.
VOILA! Baby created!
Hahaha… who knows, maybe you got the eggy after all? It just takes that one, magical time!
Post # 9
@urchin: Maybe! Only time will tell. It’s in the hands of the universe now. Thanks!
Post # 10
Sometimes only one time works! 🙂
Post # 11
We did it just once the month I got pregnant, at least during the fertile time. It was probably 3 days or so before ovulation. So it could always happen!
It was my first month off BCP and I told him he had to pull out for the next couple of months until after our wedding. He didn’t listen to me the first time!
Post # 12
@PinkTeapot: I hear you on this, 100%! My cycles are between 30 and 34 days, and I usually ovulate around day 20. The first month I was off birth control (still TTA) I ovulated on day 16 and we BD that morning!
Even better? We started officially TTC in October, and I had a 53 day cycle! Ovulated around day 40! So frustrating!
I have zero stress about TTC, I feel no pressure or worries really, and I couldn’t believe it. This month it looks like I ovulated on day 16 again! Just wild.
Post # 13
@PinkTeapot: We only BD once, the day before O and hey presto my eggo got preggo FX for you x
Post # 14
Loving these stories about the easy pregnancies – congrats to all of you, that’s so wonderful.
@mrspitcher8: It’s definitely better to be chill about it, but it’s hard. What month did you come off BC? I came off back in April. It’s crazy how long it can take your cycles to re-adjust. Definitely never going back on it again!
Post # 15
@PinkTeapot: I had my IUD removed in mid-July with intentions to start TTC in October. I wanted to give about 3 months to regulate. Well, October was when I had my wild 53-day cycle! Looks like I’m on track for a 28 or 30 day cycle this time. I can’t keep up! We managed to get in O and O-2, so we’ll see.
Post # 16
@PinkTeapot: Ah, mother nature! Well, good luck! All you need is one time, so fx you get it on the first try!
I bought a Clearblue Fertility Monitor. My cycles were way too wacky for my level of patience. No chance of missing my window then!