This is my first time charting to avoid through return of fertility, and I have questions.
(My kids are 4 1/2 years, 2 1/4 years, and 7 months. After baby 1, I got my period at 11 months and was ready to try for # 2. After #2, first period was again 11 months, and ready to try for #3. We were successful very quickly, and after the birth of baby 3 I have decided that 22 months is not long enough between babies. So after baby #3 when I wanted *more* space, my period came back at only 7 months. I do not want to get pregnant now. Neither does DH.)
On cycle day 22 I had the beginning of a mucus patch. Over 4 days I had very little mucus, but it clearly progressed from tacky to a little stretchy to more stretchy. Then it disappeared. According to the method we learned, once I see mucus I consider myself fertile until I can confirm by temperatures that I have ovulated. But now I'm going on eight days with no mucus and still low temps. I'm ready to say I'm not fertile until I see mucus again, but I don't want to make a mistake. What do I do when a mucus patch disappears?