Post # 1
Well I think my title says it all. DH and I just starting TTC so this is my first chart. According to FF it looks like I ovualated on Wednesday and I didn’t know that until Saturday. Luckily we BD on Wednesday and a few days before. So what do you think? Could we possibly have done it?
I know I need to be more active with my charting like recording my CM and I plan to if we are still charting next month.
So ladies, what do you think?
Post # 3
@JessesGirl: It’s really hard to tell with your chart; I think you might have O’ed on Day 13, instead of FF’s guess, but who knows. Were you temping at the same time each morning? If not, try to get more consistent and I bet your chart will look a lot prettier. Even if you set an alarm, temp, and then go back to sleep.
Post # 4
Well, that’s a tough one.
Is there a reason why so many of your temps are labeled as ‘inaccurate’ (the white/outlined dots)? It could be because you took your temperature at a different time each day, or that you marked down that you were sleep deprived. In either case, this could have a big impact on your chart and whether or not you actually ovulated.
The dotted crosshairs look like Fertility Friend isn’t really certain either.
BUT, if you did ovulate on Wednesday, and you BDed Wednesday and a few days before, there’s a good chance. I think there’s about a 20% chance of pregnancy each cycle (if things are normal)
Good for you for jumping in and charting though – I found that just getting into the habit of it was the toughest part. I really hope things work out for you! Hope this helps!
Post # 5
@JessesGirl: First off, welcome! Yay fellow charter! Second off, a LOT of your dots are white. Are you having trouble sleeping or waking at the same time every day? It’s tough! I think that this picture of your cycle isn’t all that clear because of this – what you have is a rocky mountain picture right now (jagged jumps before and after O). My first cycle was deemed anov because I just was getting used to charting. With sleeping in later, your temps are artificially higher, which can move your coverline or move your O date all together. With waking up earlier (which I’ve been doing this cycle) your temps are generally artificially lower. As for when you O’ed, I would be more inclined to think it was CD12 or 13 because those are lower. It’s definitely tough to say though! Here is my chart to compare. See all my white dots this cycle…I have not been sleeping well and waking at 430 instead of my usual 545.
Post # 6
Hey ladies, thanks for the replies.
The different times are because of my work schedule. I wake up around 6 am M-T and around 5 on Fridays. Then whatever time I wake up on the weekends which is usually around 8 am. This morning I took it at 3:30 because I woke up and needed to pee and was afraid if I got up and went pee and then went back to sleep that wouldnt be long enough to get an accurate tempature.
I will set an alarm from now on. It’s crazy that such a small difference in time can make such a big difference.
Thanks again ladies!
Post # 7
@JessesGirl: It is crazy! My temp will rise about .5 in between the 6-7 o’clock hour which can really make a difference =)
Post # 8
I was going to start charting next month but reading about the different sleep schedules and me working night shift 3 nights a week really makes me think it will never work :/ Good luck to you though!
Post # 9
@mrs.stormylove: There are some ladies who have had success temping while working night shifts. Depending on how your body reacts, you may have fairly consistent temperatures. As long as you’ve had a 3 hour or more stretch of sleep, your temps should be fairly close. After awhile, too, you’ll know what temps to expect at say 7am as opposed to at 7pm.
Post # 10
Yeah, the consistently-timed temperature readings will help your chart. Another thing is if you’re not sure, take your temp again. 2 days before I got my bfp, I got one reading where my temp dropped a TON. I always took my temp at 6am before I got out of bed, and occasionally I’d drift back to sleep during my temp reading. I realized I had fallen asleep again and my mouth was partially open, so I took my temp again and the temp was a full 1.2 degrees higher. Just a thought that if your mouth accidentally opens up a bit, retake the temp.