Post # 1
Hi Bees! Anyone have a guess as to when I O’d based on my BBT? This is my second month temping, (3rd TTC,) and just like last month, I see that I O later than the usual 14 day mark. I’m seeing the temp dip (is that ovulation day?) on day 21 and a gradual temp rise, but it doesn’t reeeeally spike until day 28, (is THAT ovulation day?), but the rise after the dip was so gradual that I’m not sure if I’m reading it all correctly. Why does this have to be so dang complicated… can’t we just have pop-up timers to tell us when the egg is ready?? :)<br />
Post # 2
Do you chart anything else like CM or do you use OPK’s? Without those secondary signs/tests it’s really hard to say. And it looks like FF is having a hard time as well because it doesn’t have enough information to give you crosshairs/O day. Next cycle I would really recommend charting your CM as it really is a good indicator of when you are fertile. With just your temps, I would guess that you O’d on CD 22. Feel free to come to the Charters thread, there’s lots of girls there who love to interpret charts!
Post # 3
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I said 21 but who knows really.. I would “train” yourself by doing the chart interpretation game on FF too, that helps!
FF has a hard time with my O day too… I don’t get EWCM and throughout my whole cycle I don’t see much change in my CM so not even sure charting it would help :/
Post # 4
thinmint86: I’m a slow temp riser too after ovulation. I am guessing you ovulated on CD22, so you are 6 dpo. How long is your luteal phase? Just add your average LP length to 22 and you’ll know when to test. Good luck!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies for the tips/info/advice etc. I’m still new to all this, so it really helps to know there are people out there helping each other! 🙂 I had EWCM on days 19-22, (for some reason I don’t put that on my temp chart… maybe I should start!) Anyone know if I’ll get the crosshairs on FF even if I’m using the free version? (Also, do you think it’s ok to give the BD’ing a break for a couple days? Love DH to death, but we’re both a little tired!) heehee
Post # 6
thinmint86: I’d say it was day 21, especially as you say you had EWCM and I would start recording that too, it will help you identify O more clearly. Yes you’ll get the crosshairs on the free version. I think the general consensus is every couple of days so give yourselves a rest 😉