Oh ladies I'm so glad I found this thread!
I've been lurking for over a week...afraid to join my DDC because I'm paranoid about getting too excited too soon! Anyhoo, I've continued to chart temps because my first pregnancy was a m/c and we didn't find out about it until there was no heartbeat at the 12 wk ultrasound and the baby had stopped developing at 7 wks (right around the time we started telling people we were pregnant) I always wonder if I had been charting then, wouldn't my temps have dropped and maybe we would have known something was wrong and could have avoided having to face people that had known we were pregnant but hadn't yet heard about the m/c (we live in a small town so news travels fast, but apparently bad news doesn't travel as
fast!)...so that's why I've continued to temp, but after reading this thread, I'm convinced to stop! My temps have not
steadily gone down...they've just been a little wonky...pretty steady (w/in 1/10 of each other) until it went up 3/10 one day then back to normal then up 2/10 again then dip 4/10 then back up 4/10, then down 3/10...it's just all over the place but definitely not going waaaaay down and staying there, so thanks to you ladies, I'm going to hide my chart & thermometer for a good long while. I've been so paranoid about everything (to add to normal worries about m/c that mamas often have, I had surgery to remove an ovarian cyst in March, so I'm worried that will affect things even though my OB says it shouldn't) and there's nothing I can do...my OB's office won't see pregnant mamas til they're at 8 wks so I can't get my HCG or progesterone levels checked.
So anyway, sorry for rambling
...I just wanted to thank you mamas for making me feel better about the crazy temps! I will be putting my chart/thermometer away ASAP! Good luck to all of you and I hope to be chatting with you more often in the coming 8 months!