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It's hard not to keep temping, but try to just take the first one and put the therm down!


I'm hoping this is O.

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I'll do it again unless someone else really wants to.
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I'm hoping this is O.

MW : If you're open to it send me a message with your email, I've kept a chart to keep track of who has posted, etc. I'm working on updating it right now.

Crossing my fingers for O! If so that would be two cycles in a row with an "early" O, right?
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MW: Nice charts! If this is O for you, that's O on CD 20 twice in a row...think it's the maca?
post #585 of 654
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MW: Nice charts! If this is O for you, that's O on CD 20 twice in a row...think it's the maca?
Yeah, I'm shocked. My average O has moved from cd27 or 28 to cd23 or 24. The only other time that has happened is when I was taking metformin. I do wonder if it's the maca but I'm a bit apprehensive to say it is yet. Nothing else has changed. I started taking it on April 15, so about 2 1/2 months ago, but I wasn't very consistent about it until the end of May. I'm still not perfect at taking it every day. One more month/cycle and trying my best to remember to take it every day and I'll see if things stay or maybe even get better. Then I might try taking 2 capsules a day instead of just 1.

lyterae ~ I've been thinking about taking over the thread. I probably shouldn't since I see myself spending more time on the Whatevering thread once dh gets home (in 13-14 days! ). It depends on what he does. Maybe someone who's more serious about avoiding can do it.
post #586 of 654
Just found out my SIL is pregnant. That's another reason for me not to get pregnant now - we have one newborn-sized carseat between us.

She uses Billings, and this is the second time it's failed (although she said she was feeling about ready for another baby, so she isn't upset or anything). Maybe next time she'll listen when I tell her to temp!

Off to buy thermometer batteries again today - the last ones were the wrong size. Silly lady at the pharmacy.

My thermometer came with a plastic case, so I taped the case to the leg of the bed. DD can reach it, but it's hidden behind the laundry hamper and she knows she's not allowed to play with it.
post #587 of 654
Thanks for the tips about thermometers! I'll have to find a way to stash mine somewhere, under the bed or something. I like the ideas of using velcro or the plastic case.
post #588 of 654
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Just found out my SIL is pregnant. . . She uses Billings, and this is the second time it's failed . . . Maybe next time she'll listen when I tell her to temp!
I was sort of doing Billings when I got pregnant with DS -- just starting to think of whatevering, but still mostly trying to avoid. STILL can't figure out what happened with him (we only DTD on CD 8 and CD22!!) But I think it might be easy to fool yourself with Billings when you're having a delayed O.

AFM: CD 28 and worrying. This is the trouble with having an LP that varies from 9-14 days. I hope I didn't fool myself with that first little rise -- I do get stair step rises a lot. . . My Ovulation Chart
post #589 of 654
Beth ~ I don't know what you're worried about. It looks pretty obvious to me that you were safe by cd20.

Explain the Billings Method to me, again. Is it just tracking CF? What are the rules for when you can consider yourself safe?

AFM, No O. My temp went way down this am. It's really strange, though. I had cramps and backache so bad all day yesterday that I could hardly move. I finally took a double dose of ibuprofen around 11 pm. I don't think that could still affect my temp 8 hours later, do you? On top of that, I was completely dry after having days with gobs of EWCF and my CP was MM- after being very HSO (Ok, I'm not sure about the open part because it was so high up that I couldn't reach it. It was so open the day before that I fit the entire tip of my middle finger inside even though the position and feel was MM so I'm assuming it was at least that open as it moved higher and softer.) I had other post-O symptoms that I'm not going to tell you about but they've continued today.

I am beginning to wonder if I should get a new thermometer. I haven't bought a new in one in probably 4 years. I have replaced batteries but they never seem to work the same after that. My temps just seem so weird. They're either flat or they shoot way up and then way back down.

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Smokering: See we're in the opposite boat-- we just had my SIL tell us they are DONE and she's going to go through all her baby stuff and gift it to us. It's killing me not knowing what she means by "all" though. I'm in love with her pack-and-play.

MW: Wow that sucks. Could it have been a super strong attempt to o that failed? It might be worth getting another thermometer, can't hurt.

Rara: To me it looks like you should be ok, the CF dry up should confirm the first temp rise.
post #591 of 654
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MW: Wow that sucks. Could it have been a super strong attempt to o that failed? It might be worth getting another thermometer, can't hurt.
That wouldn't explain the temp hike. The temp shouldn't rise until after O since the body doesn't start pumping out lots of progesterone until then. The only thing I can come up with is that it's a PCOS thing. Rocky temps is a classic charting indicator of PCOS. With PCOS, it's also common to have several patches of fertile CF before actually Oing. I guess my temp still has time to go up and stay up after a cd20 O. Although, if I didn't O, that means I won't get the same day that dh is supposed to get home.
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That's true... on all accounts i suppose. May be the first month you're hoping for a longer cycle huh?
post #593 of 654
Rara - I think your fine

MW - Your temps have looked weird this month.......are they EVER that flat for so long? Maybe its the maca?

Billings is basically the same as creighton (only creighton is MUCH more scientific and exact) you follow mostly CM with CP as a backup (although creighton doesn't teach anything about CP)

I think the teachers tell the women to come up with their own words for CM, like wet, wetter, wettest, etc.

I personally love temping - I love having that CONFIRMATION that all is a go
post #594 of 654
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I guess my temp still has time to go up and stay up after a cd20 O. Although, if I didn't O, that means I won't get the same day that dh is supposed to get home.
There's always a silver lining!

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I personally love temping - I love having that CONFIRMATION that all is a go
post #595 of 654
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MW - Your temps have looked weird this month.......are they EVER that flat for so long? Maybe its the maca?

Billings is basically the same as creighton (only creighton is MUCH more scientific and exact) you follow mostly CM with CP as a backup (although creighton doesn't teach anything about CP)
It could be the maca. If it's regulating my hormones, my temps might be more consistent.

Hmm...I can see how Billings could leave a lot of room for error if you're left to try to determine your driest and wettest CF yourself.
post #596 of 654
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Smokering: See we're in the opposite boat-- we just had my SIL tell us they are DONE and she's going to go through all her baby stuff and gift it to us. It's killing me not knowing what she means by "all" though. I'm in love with her pack-and-play.
LOL!

With SIL it's mostly the carseat (which is ours, technically, but I'd feel bad about stealing it from under the rump of her newborn, nevertheless!) and the newborn cloth nappies (also technically ours, but same deal). Plus clothes, I guess - I have a girl and she has a boy, so she's covered either way for the next baby, but if I had a baby of the same sex as hers close enough that they were in the same clothing size range... well, again, pesky. Anyway, the current plan is for us to start TTC next March, which is pretty much when she's expecting the new baby, so that'd work out pretty well. Although, she did just manage to get pregnant with a 7-8 month old, so if she had another baby super soon after this one... oh well, I'm overthinking this.

Billings would scare me to death. Actually it might be pretty good BC for us, but only because I always have wettish-quality CM, so we'd never be able to have sex. I tried to convince SIL to temp but she said she'd heard it was "more confusing than it was worth", and wasn't sure it'd work anyway due to BFing at night and so on. I'll be curious to see if she changes her mind after this baby's born.
post #597 of 654
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I tried to convince SIL to temp but she said she'd heard it was "more confusing than it was worth", and wasn't sure it'd work anyway due to BFing at night and so on.
I have a friend who's expressed the same thoughts. She thinks temping is too hard and confusing and wants to learn Creighton. I love the temps...
post #598 of 654
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I have a friend who's expressed the same thoughts. She thinks temping is too hard and confusing and wants to learn Creighton. I love the temps...
I like the temping, too, because I like to know for sure what's going on. For some people, it's too much, I think. I do see how it would be easier to just check your CF every day and decide safe or not rather than having to hassle with taking your temp every morning and writing it on a chart. There's definitely more room for error without temps.
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But Creighton uses a chart too, with stamps...it looks too confusing and like too much hassle to me!
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But Creighton uses a chart too, with stamps...it looks too confusing and like too much hassle to me!
Oh, I'm not endorsing it. I'm just saying I can see how someone who doesn't really know much about it might think it's a bit daunting.
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