I'm nearly 40 and DH and I have been TTC #2 since late last fall. My cycles have always been pretty standard, 28 days, give or take a day or two. Sometimes, due to stress, they might be longer but rarely shorter. In my 7 years of charting I've only had one cycle that was shorter than 26 days. But suddenly this year they have gotten consistently short. The first one came in April and totally threw me off. I O'd on day 11. Since then I've had one month that I O'd on day 14, the rest have been around day 10 or 11.
Now, on my new cycle I'm on day 6 and already have EWCM. Typically I O about 2 days after the first appearance of EW. This is just so strange! I can't imagine ovulating on day 8. I'm temping and using OPK so that I can be sure that we are getting close to the right time. But I wonder if a shorter cycle is something to worry about.
I know that shorter cycles can signal the first phase into menopause. But my mother didn't begin her change until mid to late 50s.
I am wondering if I need to be concerned with the sudden change while ttc. What could it mean?