- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
To start, this is my first month off birth control. Our intention was to chart to avoid and then, in time, chart to achieve. I’ve been on birth control for 10 years, and I know how wonky your body can be coming off of it.
I read TCOYF to prepare and thought I was pretty clear on what to do. My husband and I agreed that if a baby should happen before we planned it, it was okay– but avoiding is still the goal at this point.
Oh, the reason we wanted me to go off of the pill is because I’ve had no sex drive for the past 7 years of our relationship. We thought we’d try charting so my body could function without a chemical influence.
Back to the story, I was pretty convinced that, after ten years on birth control, it would be a while before I ovulated. Because of this and several other factors, I wasn’t so concerned about getting pregnant.this first cycle. We, well, had some good ‘ol fashioned married fun this month– a lot more than usual. It was great.
Around CD19, I started feeling ovulat-y (I could even feel it on the pill), and we stopped BD. Then I had a major temp spike on CD20. But, fertilityfriend backtracked ovulation to a few days before that, when we were pretty active. According to FF, I am now 6DPO, and I had a pretty decent temp spike again today.
Here’s the chart… what do you think?
*Disclaimer: Some of my wake up times were wonky, ranging from 3:30am (early in the cycle, nervous about forgetting) to 8am on weekends. Most fall between 5am and 6am. I’m also still getting used to deciphering CM. It kind of all looks/feels the same to me– watery, with a little gooey thrown in there.
I just realized there’s no real question here. I guess I’m just a little confused. I’ve no idea when to expect AF. I can only assume I’m not pregnant, right? Also, I’m currently experiencing a swollen lymphnode in my throat area- it started yesterday, so I’m wondering if today’s temp was influenced by that.
Thanks for any input!
Edit: Okay, I can’t figure out how to get the chart to show. Any hints?