Originally Posted by fresh_veggie
I always temp after exactly 5 hours of sleep, since I never go to bed at EXACTLY the same time. It's either go to bed at midnight and 5am that I take it, or 6am if I go to bed at 1am, etc. How bad is this?
MNSHO, if you were taking your temp more than an hour apart, I'd say this is very bad. Generally, it's better to take your temp as close to the same time as possible regardless of how much sleep you've gotten. You just mark your temp as sleep-deprived if you didn't get at least 3 consecutive hours of sleep before taking it. I think TCOYF says that as long as you take your temp within the same hour you should be able to see a thermal shift clearly. That has been my experience. So, first I would suggest that you pick a time to take your temp every morning regardless of when you go to sleep, like 6 am. Second, if the 10 am temp is a one time thing, you could adjust it. If it's going to be a regular thing, like once a week, you could probably just skip it. If it's more often than that, I'm not sure what you should do. I think TCOYF has some info about temping while doing shift work that might apply.
annie ~ I think you're safe. That's just the type of temp rise I was looking for to confirm O with NFP.
Smyling ~ Based on temps I would put O on cd19 to be safe. If you rely solely on CF, cd18 would be your peak day so that would be most likely O day. That makes you 13-14dpo. Would
still be late then? Are you going by lp length or cycle length? LP length is more reliable than cycle length even if you are usually clockwork regular. Everyone can have an off cycle.
greenmamapagan ~ I don't know the details of Billings. Is that a CF only method? That can be very reliable as long as you follow the rules exactly. If you have any CF wetter than your BIP, abstain or use back up. Even if you've had several days of CF dry up and think you have probably Oed, if you start getting any CF again, you need to again abstain or use back up.
AFM, will this sickness every end?! I thought we were over it but 6yo ds threw up again last night and now has diarrhea. I think we're all going to wither away to nothing since we can't eat anything but broth and bread.