- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
OK so here’s the deal… In a nut shell…
I’ve just started the natural family planning recently. I’ve been keeping track of the AF dates but that’s about it. I relied solely on that to determine my fertility last month. The wedding passed and I started getting concerned so I started charting CM as well as changes.
I figured, ah well what the heck is temp gonna tell me that CM and AF can’t tell me? Now I know.
So my first day of the cycle was 5/1, the flow didn’t stop until 5/7
According to my AF, I should have O-d on the 12th. So from the 8th-12th we used the pull out method.
Now on 5/9 CM was S (for my queziness I’d like to leave it to abbreviations lol), I forgot to check on 5/10. 5/11 and 5/12 CM was C, Since it was C on the 12th, I assumed C meant peak day? (I’m still having trouble distinguishing between the o-day and peak day) I was busy that day so I didn’t check the book, just assumed it was a no go so we used the PO method.
5/13 I checked and it was EW, I didn’t know what EW looked like really, well I wasn’t thinking right I guess, so I figured it was white like the day before, so I figured it being pretty much clear that it wasn’t EW.I told my husband the day after the peak day is still risky but not as risky, I thought my peak day was on the 12th so we went ahead and did it.
5/14 was also EW and I was having dull cramps which today I still am. I looked up EW and found out I was wrong in determining mine and told my huaband that night. Again that night we did it,
5/15 (today) I’m still cramping. I checked in the morning and it was C, like lotion and has no smell, and throughout this whole cycle I’ve been having to check internally, underwear hasn’t really given me any good clues as to what’s going on, but today my underwear told it all. I thought maybe it was from last night and his junk (I know I’m talking like a kid about this it’s just the way I am). I checked again mid day and same thing. So at about 4:30 I checked again internally just to be sure and did the whole shebang and it’s like lotiony no smell and thick. Been getting mild cramps on and off all day again today.
The sensation from the start of the C through the EW and back to the C has been the same, no change. I’m trying to figure this out but can’t. I thought your last peak day was the last day of EW, or the last day of the sensation but those haven’t stopped yet.
I should have done the temp so I would know when it’s done for BC reasons (although we are not at all against having a baby), I should have known when I started checking CM that I should go ahead and temp too. Next cycle I’m gonna do all the checks.
So what I need, is any input on how to tell what the peak day was, and is there a difference between the peak day and the o-day? What days would have been the days to avoid? What happens if it doesn’t “dry up” after the EW? Is it still “fertile days”?