Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
….Do you do it the SECOND your alarm goes off? Or do you get out of bed? Is there any leeway? I know ‘they’ say to right when you get up but today for example, I went to the bathroom and took it in there and it went up .4 degrees!
I take my temp in bed and DH is like STOP THE BEEPING!!!
Post # 2
The SECOND it goes off is best. Once you get up and move around, it is no longer your resting basal body temp — as you noticed, it goes way up when you move around. Mine also goes up the longer I am awake, so I always take it when I first wake up in the morning — whatever time that happens to be (I often wake up before my alarm). Thankfully, taking it at slightly different times doesn’t throw it off for me — it does for some people.
I cover the part where the beep comes from with my thumb. Helps a little, but it is still freaking annoying.
Post # 3
I do it right away. DH wakes up sometimes, but it’s only about 15 minutes before he needs to get up anyway, so I don’t feel too bad. 😉
Post # 4
Right away, before getting up or moving around. The beeps only last a few seconds, nbd for us.
Post # 5
Right away, before ANYTHING else. When the thermometer beeps I clench it in my hands and stuff it under the blankets to muffle the beeping.
Post # 6
Right away before getting out of bed. I’d just wrap the blanket around the thermometer and squeeze real hard to muffle the sound.
Post # 7
As soon as my alarm goes off I reach for my thermometer on my night table. I’m lucky that neither my alarm nor my thermometer beeping wakes up DH.
Post # 8
lealorali: Yeah, you’re definitely supposed to take it first thing, before you move or do anything else (no getting a drink of water, no going to the bathroom). I occassionally lay there for a minute before I wake up enough to remember, but you for sure can’t trust temperatures after you’ve been up walking around.
ETA – my thermometer luckily doesn’t beep a lot or too loud (5 beeps, pretty soft), but my DH also sleeps through everything. If it did bother him, though, I would just pull the covers over my head – it muffles it a lot.
Post # 9
Definitely take it first thing- my results were so skewed when I would take it some mornings after getting out of bed.
Post # 10
i take it first thing and I’ll muffle the beeping in the comforters! I had to calmly explain to my DH that it’s important… and he’s more okay with it.
Post # 11
Check out this thermometer. It didn’t get stellar reviews, primarily because the font is so small to read. But you can always rely on the recall feature that you can use upon getting up. I have two thermometers (one I use orally during my AF, and another one I use vaginally) and neither one bothers my husband. But I noticed that the Mabis one actually only beeps once when you turn it on and once when you turn it off.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
NowandLater: Cool thanks!!
So right when you get up is the way to go! Then it looks like I had no thermal shift this month. Worrisome (I’m 30 and will be TTC vry soon) :/
Post # 13
I try to muffle it best I can but I had to tell DH in the beginning that if I have to take all these supplements, take my temp every morning, check things I don’t particularly want to check (looking at you, CM) AND THEN grow a human for 9 months, he can deal with a little beeping 🙂 he got used to it really fast though and I don’t think he even wakes up any more. As far as no shift…. have you just gotten off any type of hormonal birth control? Were you charting other things or using OPKs?
Post # 14
sara79: lol, that’s a great way to explain it to your DH. Well done!
Post # 15
lealorali: Yep, it needs to be done before you stand up or within a couple of min after you open your eyes. My DH doesn’t mind luckly.