Just wondering how you all would count the first day of your cycle when your period doesn't start with a clear beginning?
By which I mean... last Sunday was day 25 which is my usual start day. When I went to the bathroom in the late afternoon there was a significant amount of blood on the toilet paper. This was, of course, after some straining (I had a bit of a tummy upset heh), but I still figured AF would be started by the end of the day. (And yes, it was definitely menstrual blood and not related to the gut problems)
But it didn't. And didn't start overnight, or the next morning, or the next day at all. Not any spotting or dripping, nothing on toilet paper, nothing nothing nothing! It didn't start until late on TUESDAY.
That's day 27, which is later than I've been in a long time. And it's now following my usual pattern -- ie today's flow (Wednesday) is my usual second day flow. But then what do I call that momentary flow on Sunday, on what would be my usual day 1?