Post # 1
I posted this on the Charting thread, but no replies. 🙂
I woke up this morning at 4:30am after 5.5 hours of sleep, i temped to be safe in case i coudltn go back to sleep. it was 96.93, then i did go back to sleep, and 1.5 hours later i temped at 6am and got 97.54….
97.54 makes sense from my pattern, but i think today *might be* my O date (+OPK last night and another + this morning and i usually O on the date of the +), so do i use 96.93 indicating another pre-o dip last last cycle?
Or do i stick with 97.54 because it was my normal waking time (but only 1.5 hours of sleep)?? when i input both, the FF temp corrector says 97.39… but i dont know how accurate that is either..
Which time would you go with?
Link to my chart!: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/foxwife
I’m worried if my temp rises, it will be a day off.
Post # 3
I voted for your first temp. This happens to me pretty often and I always take the first one. The next one is always higher than it should be for me
Post # 4
I think if you pretty much rolled over and went back to sleep, then the temp at your normal time would be more accurate than the one at 4:30 a.m. When the same thing has happened to me, my temperature was much lower around 4 or 5 a.m. than it ever is at my usual time of 6:30.
I don’t think you’ll necessarily miss your rise since the overall pattern will become clearer after a few days. I think for now the best thing to do would be to enter your 6 a.m. temperature (or the adjusted, if you feel your 6 a.m. was truly inaccurate) and make a note of what happened. You can figure out how it all fits later on when you have more data.
Post # 5
@PlusOne: if it wsn’t for the + OPKs i’d probably take the Normal time temp of 97.54.. But i had a pre-O dip last cycle and i was hoping for another i’m too impatient to wait and see what happens when/if FF gives me CH.
Post # 6
@FreckledFox: because you didnt get much sleep after your firt temp, then I would stick with the first numbers instead of the last one. If you would have slept a little more than 1.5 hrs. then maybe the second temp would make more sence, ya know. I hope I helped 😉
Post # 7
@FreckledFox: Then I see no harm in keeping your 4:30 a.m. temp, with a note to yourself about the circumstances. However, if you’re looking for a recognizable sign of O for future reference and you don’t actually always get a pre-O dip, when the critical time comes you could miss it if there is no dip then.
Just thinking about the overarching purpose of the chart, even if we do all want pretty and predictable charts. 🙂
Post # 8
i have no idea! i asked a similar question (although mine had to do with a fan being on all night). i’m going to say go with the 1st temp but make a note of what happened along with the other temp so you can go back and see it in the future.
Post # 9
thanks ladies! Going to use the first temp, and put a note. I wrote a long note to myself about the circumstances. I just want a freaking pattern! my first cycle had a very slow rise. so different from my last… so this one, anything could happen!