Post # 512
Hi bees, first post here! I’m upto Ch6 TCOYF & excited to start charting! I’m unsure of what all these acronyms mean yet but willing to learn (is there a cheat sheet anywhere?)
I’m buying a Thermometer at lunchtime. Period started yesterday. 1st temp to be taken tomorrow.
I’ve signed upto FF but not too sure what i’m doing yet :/
First Q – my period ‘started’ yesterday. Wasn’t red bleeding but more of an off coloured/light discharge. Is that considered ‘light’ or ‘spotting’?
Sorry, if it’s TMI!
Post # 513
Welcome! As i’ve learned apparently there’s never tmi around here – we all share everything 🙂 the basic rule is if it is enough to need a pad or a tampon it’s your period otherwise it’s spotting.
Once you start on FF post your link – even if you aren’t sure of what you are looking at people will stalk… I mean, look at your chart and can help you out. I was totally overwhelmed the first month but once you get a few temps in it starts getting easier and those first crosshairs (CH) are super exciting 🙂
There is a cheat sheet but I can’t find it at the moment – hopefully someone else can point you to the thread 🙂
EDIT: found it 🙂 http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Abbreviations
Oh and be warned this thread goes super fast so don’t worry if you cant reply to everyone – I tried that and started feeling over whelmed 🙂
Post # 514
Hi Welcome!! 🙂 I would consider anything needing a pad your period, like @ShellVee:
said! We’re here to answer any questions you may have! When you are ready to share your chart link (you can do that now so we can add you) Click on the Sharing Tab on the top of FF, and then Site Home Setup. Your link should be there and you can change the link name as well to match your WB name!
This thread has a better explanation of everything! (Plus instructions for FF names in the comments) http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-to-expect-ttc#axzz2b62XJz4j
Also: http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Abbreviations 🙂
Post # 515
Welcome. Dive in. I think there’s an acronym list on the “Waititng to TTC” thread sticky in the TTC-specific forum. (as opposed to nesting).
I honestly only use “spotting” if it’s outside the normal range for my period. (i.e., once it happened on CD 9). Otherwise, my lunette cup goes in almost right away before/right when my period is due to start and I track that as “light, heavy, etc.”
Post # 516
Okay… I’d like opinions. So as ya’ll know I wasn’t able to temp on the 2nd (CD20). So FF wasn’t giving me CH even though since then I’ve had three temps higher than cover line so I definitely O’d. So I went ahead and put in a fake temp for the missing day and FF gave me CH. Last cycle I had a temp dip then two slow rise temps then a spike. So FF gave me CH last cycle on the 2nd day after the temp dip. But my LP was only 10 days compared to 13 the cycle before. So I really think I O’d before and just have a slow rise? I assumed the same pattern this time and that’s how I came up with the fake temp. Anyways… that’s alot of rambling to say.. when do you guys think I O’d????
Post # 517
Since there is such a jump from CD19-CD21, I’d say either 19 or 20! Hard to tell for sure!
ANYONE WANT TO MAKE A NEW THREAD? Bueller??
Post # 518
I was just thinking that someone needed to start a new one, even though i cant keep up with you guys hee hee…..maybe since @ShellVee:
chart is looking so good, she should start and give herself the starters luck! no pressure 🙂 hee hee
Post # 519
I can start a new thread, but it’ll be a couple hours cause I’m not going to attempt it from my phone!
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Post # 521
yeah good thing I didn’t start it… I’m fairly sure I’m out, 2 days til AF and BFN on a FRER 🙁