(Closed) BBT – does the beeping wake up spouse?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Glasgowbound:  My alarm does… the beeping not so much. I hide under the covers while i take it to muffle the sound but Darling Husband understands it just something I gotta do =P But i will be honest, i was very nervous at first because I thought the beeping would drive him nuts and he would think I am nuts. Luckily, it was all in my head =) Good luck temping!!

Post # 4
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It might but he doesnt say anything. And if he did I would tell him to shut it because I have to temp. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It used to, but just like I got used to temping barely awake, he sleeps right through my alarm and the beeping now.


Post # 6
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i just asked Darling Husband this the other day. he said he’s never noticed it. he’s a pretty heavy sleeper though.

Post # 7
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

My husband never hears it.  Then again a frieght train could go through the house and he’d still be asleep snoring.

Post # 8
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Not in the least, because he’s a heavy sleeper–and in denial about it, too. He sleeps through my alarm, and under the covers the beeping is so faint that I can hardly hear it even when I’m listening for it.

We had a funny conversation a few days ago when I mentioned taking my temperature every morning. He refused to believe that I had been doing that because he’d never heard my alarm or seen me use my thermometer. He was rather insistent.

Post # 9
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

He may have heard it but he never complained that it woke him up. I took mine at 5am and he’s a fairly deep sleeper. 

Post # 10
441 posts
Helper bee

My husband’s never said anything about it. I usually squeeze my hand around the section of the thermometer where the beeping happens because it’s SO loud, and it bothers me in my half-asleep state!

If your husband complains, point out that TTC is a team effort. You have to wake up to temp, so he shouldn’t complain too much about it.

Post # 11
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I used to put my finger over the speaker, but Darling Husband never woke up from it. I think he used to hear it at first, but just like PP said, he doesn’t even hear my alarm so he stopped hearing the thermometer pretty fast too.

I temped for 4-5 months or so before TTC and getting my BFP.

Post # 12
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I press my thumb against the back while I am holding the thermometer and it muffles the sound. Darling Husband never really notices it anymore. The beeping is nice because it keeps ME from falling asleep with the thermometer in my mouth and getting an inaccurate temp!

Post # 13
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It use to drive mine NUTS. But since I have been doing it for 8 months he snores right through it now ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I put the covers over my head while I temp, and he’s never so much as stirred while I’m doing it.  

Post # 15
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Mine only beeps when its done. It’s never woken Darling Husband up. Then again though, he’s a total pain to wake up generally.

Post # 16
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Mine beeps the whole darn time (my old one didn’t beep at all, but my ferrets stole it and I never saw it again). My husband sort of wakes up because my alarm has gone off, but once he realizes it’s not time to get up, he just goes back to sleep.


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