Originally Posted by Sihaya
Can someone take a look at my chart? I have been lazy about checking CM and CP (less lazy than finding it impossible to put a finger up there when holding a squirming babe and not comfortable with doing it while he lays there on the bathroom floor looking up at me) and my temps have been wacky this month. I can't figure out when I O'd. Also, the only time my temp has ever been this high (yes, 97.7 is high for me - even when I'm on my thyroid meds), was when I was pg.
DH and I dtd the night of CD15, but used pull n pray (we usually use condoms during fertile times, but with baby around, we usually forget them or they are in the same room he's sleeping in, or whatever), so I'm hoping that the chances of pg are slim, but could use some reassurance/expert advice. I did take a hpt this morning (I still have a buttload left over from TTC and they expire in December, so why not?) and it was a stark white negative, but I'm wondering when I should be looking for AF to arrive or if a pg is still possible at this point.
well i'm no expert, but if you did O on day 20, then you're only 8 DPO (and have only 6 (or 7 depending on the day with no temp) DPO above the coverline), that could easily be too early for a HPT to pick up a pg, it depends how long your luteal phase usually is. you can tell when AF is due by looking at your old charts to see how long your luteal phase usually is, if it's usually 10 days you should have AF in about 3 days, etc.
in any case, if you DTD on CD 15, and didn't O till CD 20 it's possible that you could be pg (sperm can survive up to 5 days), but not all that likely. it's hard to say without having any info on CM, since they would need five days of fertile CM to live from CD 15 to 20. and since you did use withdrawal, your chances of being pg are less than if you didn't.
anyway, i'm on CD 27 11 DPO and spotting, so I expect AF tomorrow. looks like we were right, i did O on CD 16. i still can't believe how quick my cycles normalized. this is only my second cycle off the pill and the first one i O'd on CD 15, had an 11 day LP, and my cycle lasted 26 days. this time i O'd on CD 16, had an 11 day LP, and my cycle will likely last 27 days. crazy.