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You said this was your first chart--- it is totally normal to have questions. First of all, your CM signs should always precede your temperature signs. Why? Well, because your basal temperature may be influenced by things like whether you had any alcohol the night before, how many hours of rest you had, any extra night lighting, etc, whereas, your CM signs are influenced (almost) entirely by your hormones.
Can you share a few more details from your chart? What day of your cycle do you think you O'd? How many days of more-fertile CM did you notice before that O? Have you noticed any drying up, or creamy/sticky CM? If your cycles are short (less than 26 days), then you might be noticing that rise in estrogen, but you would need some more details to know for sure.
So, are you noticing fertile CM right now? You might have a delayed ovulation, or a perfectly normal "double peak", where your body has two surges of progestrone. Your observations over the next couple of days will help.
P.S. - Hang in there. I have been practicing NFP for 3 years, and occassionally observe a sign that perplexes (see my post on unusual CM). : )