OK, I just started charting this month (with backup, and realising my broken still-breastfeeding-at-night sleep might make it unreliable).
I'm on Day 22 and not sure if I've ovulated yet. I do tend to have long cycles, so it wouldn't be totally weird for me if I hadn't. But still.
I'm using a paper chart, not one online, but here are my temps:
Day 1: 36.5
Day 2: 36.6
Days 3 and 4: 36.5
Day 5: 36.3 (broken sleep that night)
Days 6 and 7: 36.5
Day 8: 36.6
Day 9: 36.5
Day 10: 36.3
Day 11: 36.4
Days 12 and 13: 36.3
Day 14: 36.4
Day 15: 36.1 (really broken sleep that night!)
Days 16 and 17: 36.4
Day 18: 36.1
Day 19: 36.2
Days 20, 21 and 22: 36.5
So basically, I had higher temps for the first 9 days (with one outlier), then a series of low temps until Day 20, and now temps that don't seem high
high, but are higher than before. But the first two of those high temps were taken half an hour and an hour later than usual, because it was the weekend and DH forgot to set his alarm clock.
Does that make any sort of sense to anyone? Add to that, the only day I had textbook eggwhite CM was on Day 15, which was my LOWEST temp ever. I've had plenty of avoid-if-CTA wettish slightly stretchyish fluid for most of the month, but it wasn't clear. Can EWCM be opaque, like really opaque - whitish-yellowish?
I'm kind of peeved I haven't been able to get a nice easy-to-read obvious-spike chart, is all.
I asked my sister, who charts, and she suggested I may not ovulate every month - does this pattern look like an anovulatory month to you, so far? I haven't been more stressed than usual, although I've been really excited about planning a holiday next year. I haven't charted my cervix position, because I have no idea where it is and the idea kind of skeeves me out (I can't use Diva cups for that reason).
Wow, that was more personal information than I'm used to revealing to thousands of strangers.
Any help would be appreciated! How common is a more-than-22-day follicular phase, and does it indicate anything dire?