Welcome Living Sky and Ocelotmom! Good luck to both of you!
Ocelotmom, your story sounds similar to mine. It was only a month ago that I really knew I wanted to ttc again and thought I'd wait a couple of months to start. Ha! Well within a week we were actively trying and I was disappointed we didn't conceive the first month (even though I knew the chances were slim!) We're ttc #5.
AFM, I've had the strangest cycle ever. On day 27 I started spotting and that continued until day 31 when I started really bleeding. My cycles are like clockwork usually at 28 days (occasionally 27 or 29) and I never start with spotting. What happened??? Could it be I had a fertilized egg that didn't stick? I had a cycle like this several years ago (but no spotting, just late AF) between baby 2 and 3 where I had a faint BFP. I thought I had a couple faint BFPs with this cycle too but convinced myself they were evap lines eventually. Am I crazy?
I'm counting first day of real AF flow as Day 1 of this cycle. I'm just wondering if it's accurate. I may start using OPKs really early just to see. Should I start at CD5? (That would be CD10 from the start of the spotting.) AF became really heavy though so am I fine with just starting at CD10 from that count? Temping doesn't work for me...my schedule is too erratic.