@MrsMaskatoBe: I think you may be right, that we are the same age! =) Happy early birthday, though! How did you like having a Christmasy birthday? We are celebrating Christmas early with DH’s family – I think the weekend before since DH will be gone for all of Christmas. FIVE AM FOR PRESENTS!?!?!?!?!?! I would die. Lol. Very rarely do I get up at 5 AM…I temp at 545, but promptly fall back asleep. LOL. Your tree is adorable!!! =)
I say as long as you consider the same amount of bleeding/spotting as CD1 the same every month, then you should be fine. I say that you count the day of the full on bleeding as CD1, because thats how I do it and it’s really hard to discern that amount of spotting from cycle to cycle. There are several sites that say different things though, FF says ANY red spotting, as long as it’s red, is CD1. I don’t do this because I usually start spotting brown at 7-9DPO, then a bright, red, watery flow comes out, like literally drips into the toilet, then stops for almost 24 hours. I’m sorry, but that just does not feel like the start of my period!! lol. This goes on for 2-3 days!!! It’s so annoying. So that’s why I don’t do that. But people who use CBEFM’s say that the instructions say that CD1 is the first MORNING you wake up with flow.
So if you were to start bleeding a 2 PM on Wednesday, you would call Thursday CD1. I don’t like that because of the same reason I don’t like the FF thing. LOL. But as long as you do the same thing every month, it shouldn’t matter too much. You know? About The Watch.. It got HORRIBLE reviews (I think it was like 17% on IMDB…lol) and literally everyone I know hated it. But we didn’t know anything about it and were a little tipsy and were just kinda in a stupid-cheesy-funny-movie mood, and we LOVED it (by we I mean my best friend and my husband). So, as long as you have a VERY
open mind…you’ll like it. It’s pretty silly, looking back on it. Hahaha. WOW, you guys both have a PhD? My Brother-In-Law and SIL have a masters, and Brother-In-Law is working on his PhD. DH&I don’t, we picked jobs that are high paying with not much education (firefighting and nursing, lol, mine is still a WIP!). But we ALWAYS joke about it. Brother-In-Law said to SIL one night, “When I’m done with my PhD will you call me doctor?” And she responds with “Only if you call me master!” Hahaha. But since Brother-In-Law is still in school, he’s not making any money, but he always gives DH crap about his associate’s degree (in a loving, playful manner) and DH responds with “At least I’m making 6 figures!!” Haha. My in-laws have a very interesting dynamic. I love it! I’m definitely not used to it, though, since I don’t have siblings… What is your PhD in? Congrats on your job offer, that is AMAZING! OMG those orange danishes sound fab fab fab. I’m not a fan of oranges, but I LOVE pastries. SOOO MUCH.
PS – Describe us in one word? “Wordy.” LOL.
Yeah I got the same kind again =) Look at September’s chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/totesmahgoats
I lost it during my LP…how STUPID is that chart! lol! So, ashamed to admit this, but I had to Google “Saturnalia.” Hahah. And Hanukkah! This is exactly why I wanted to ask that question, because I find everyone’s traditions/celebrations so interesting =)
It’s (the article) helpful to not symptom spot, I will look for it! If someone hasn’t already given it to you! And I hear you about the negative comments- I go through the same thing with my weight. You should nurture your body and treat it like you would a child who is crying, with kind words and comforting thoughts. But, there are just some days where I feel fat and infertile and hate everything about myself.
So you are about 5-7DPO now, ish. You could probably start testing as early as December 8, as long as you do it with FMU! I SO hope it works for you guys this month because that was pretty much our BD schedule as well.
Just click on the “reply” button to their posts =) GL this month!! December 17th is pretty far away….what are you doing to keep your mind busy?!?