Temping question

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Registered: 09-08-2011
Temping question
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Sat, 12-31-2011 - 10:31am

What counts as first thing in the morning? I don't sleep well, so I usually wake up on and off all night.

I've taken my temp under my arm the past 3 days.

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Sat, 12-31-2011 - 12:25pm
I would probably take it at the earlier time before you have the chance to move around in bed and have it not be as accurate. My temps end up quite higher after the temp rise and .4 wouldn't make a difference, but I would probably still take it the first time. I hate waking up early on the weekends to temp but I feel like it's at least accurate that way.

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Sat, 12-31-2011 - 4:27pm
As sucky as it is to wake up early, if you're serious about temping & charting, you need to take it at the earlier time AND set an alarm & do it on dh's days off too. You need at least 3 hours of sleep before temping or the temp could be wacky & you need to take it ASAP -no laying around or moving. You also need to temp orally -under the arm won't be accurate enough, especially when you're groggy! Use the same spot under your tongue too. Hard core tempers even do it vaginally!!

I know I sound very bossy, but if temping sounds like it would be too much trouble, I wouldn't even bother. You'll end up with a wonky chart that will most likely stress you out. I always set my alarm on my phone (so dh wouldnt wake up), temped & went back to sleep. It takes a a week or so to make it a routine. You can always skip temping during af & once O has been confirmed if you want...
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Sat, 12-31-2011 - 8:44pm

Thanks. I don't think it sounds like too much trouble exactly, I'm just not sure how to remember to take it without waking up a bit. And I'm not up for vaginally, lol, that would definitely be a little waking up and moving around. I'm sure it'll become habit after awhile.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012