Hi, all! I used to have an account here, but never posted in this forum before as I've never TTC before!
A little backstory-- feel free to skip!
Husband and I married almost 14 years-- I'm almost 34 and he's almost 42. We weren't 1000% sure we even wanted kids and were completely sure we didn't want them until we had been married a while, so I've been on birth control (Ortho-Tri) for, yeah, about 14 years. Decided we wanted to have kids, went off BCP in November, planning to start TTC in January or Feb. November "cycle" (beginning with fake w/d period) was semi-normal looking. December had an ultra-short luteal phase (6 days), so I started taking B6. January, I didn't consistently chart because we spent 2 weeks in a time zone 13 hours ahead, takes 20 hours just to get there and back, etc., etc., and with all the craziness and stress, I knew I wasn't going to get the most accurate numbers. I did have somewhat fertile fluid on days 16-23, and we DTD exactly once, on Day 20 (when I had EWCM), but that's it. Then I got really sick (flu). Best guess is that I O'd on Day 21-24, but no way to tell for sure. At least my luteal phase lasted a bare minimum of 10 days-- up to 13, but probably 11-12.
BFN and AF and all that-- no surprise.
This was the first month we decided to really give it the old college try. My chart isn't super-consistent because I wake up in a 3-hour range (Day 15, I woke up close to noon-- probably hence the spike), but you can see a pattern:
-Lots of DTD, as you can see-- husband extremely eager to "get the job done," LOL.
-Arguably a little temp dip on Day 20, and I had the feeling of possible O pain that evening, just before my temp went up. I used to have O pain fairly often as a teenager, before I started on BCP, so I think that might have been it... though it also honestly could have been gas, LOL.
-Today (6 DPO), I woke up to a little additional jump in temp even though I took my temp close as possible to my "regular" time (probably 70% of the time, I temp between 8:30-9:30-- this was 9:00).
-I also had a bit of spotting this morning. I do tend to have a bit of spotting here and there (even on BCP), but haven't had any for a couple of weeks... just sayin'.
Not sure if it will pan out to be triphasic, but it's at least encouraging so far, no? When I was a teenager, pre-BCP, I remember having a fairly regular, long cycle-- somewhere in the 32-35 day range? So the late O may be normal for me.
What do you think?
I'm considering testing the day after tomorrow (8 DPO). I guess I feel like, even if I do have a very early loss after that, that would be good info to have at this stage in the game. But I'm hoping we're very sticky!