I thought it was just a matter of counting the number of days past ovulation, which would ultimately be starting with the temp rise and all the temps above the coverline, up to but not including the day that you start full flow. My biggest question is, what if I have one day of spotting before full flow-- do I not include that day as part of my LP? A second question would be in regards to a recent cycle I had where at 7dpo I had the most faint trace of spotting--it was the size of a pinhead (I was examining TP like a crazy woman each time) and then at 9 dpo I had a larger amount of spotting (like I often get just before AF)... AF came in full force the next day, as I would normally expect. How long would you consider my LP to be in that particular case?
I'm on my 7th PPAF, and I'm still nursing my DS quite a bit, so I fully expect my LP to be shorter than normal (normal for me would be 14 days). I'm trying to figure out my cycles and seeing if my LP is getting longer at some point, which to me would be a good indicator that my fertility is returning to a greater degree as time goes on... Also, I'm not an early tester (too scared to see that BFN) but I would like to have some idea of when it might be 'reasonable' to expect that I might be pregnant and then I'll know when to test (with DS I waited until I had 18 high temps).
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!