Maybe O? and some TMI questions...

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Maybe O? and some TMI questions...
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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 9:11am
Hi there! I was hoping someone (or multiple someones) would be willing to give me an opinion about my chart? I think my last 2 days of temps may indicate O, but I am not sure. One of the reasons I am not sure is because I have a lack of CM. Pre BFing I had loads of CM all through my cycle, now even checking internally it is hard to find. So that is frustrating, but I thought I would start checking CP to help use that to figure out O, but I can't find it. Any suggestions for finding CP? Thanks so much ladies, I appreciate any advice or thoughts you can give me.
Joni
Oh and if I did O, does BDing the day before and the day after give us a reasonable chance?
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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 9:44am

Hi Joni,


I think it's too soon to say, but definitely possible.... The lack of cm while bfing is an issue for many of us. I usually see some, but before my cycles got regular-ish, it was sometimes just sticky or wet and sticky. And then I'd get ewcm at random, non o-related times.
You should know in a few days, if your temps stay up. And bding the day before o is, according to TCOYF,

 

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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 2:19am

Hi Joni :) I agree that it seems a little too early to tell just yet - a few more days should be more helpful although the waiting stinks! I can commiserate about the lack of good fertile Cm - I have struggled with this until just recently where it seems to be coming back. Have you thought about using preseed to help you out a bit in that department for awhile? I also found that although EPO didn't work very well for me, flax seed oil capsules seem to help a bit. I am terrible at checking CP and almost never bother to do it - find my monitor and OPK's much more helpful.

Will keep an eye out for you but if you did O when you think you did, BD'ing on the day of O is always good. The day after might not be the best timing but is good insurance from what I have read.

Good luck and hang in there!
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Jasmine

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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 7:18am

Joni,

I think a couple of days can be very telling! I hate to be a kill-joy, but I don't think O has happened yet.

CM while bfing is a big issue-- so I wouldn't discount an O if you see temp shifts even if the cm isn't there. The Evening Primrose Oil has worked wonders for me and I added a b-complex this month and my ewcm was ridiculous-- maybe it's just a timing fluke or maybe the combination just triggered somehting in my body... but it certainly doesn't hurt to try.

I had so much trouble with checking CP!! it took me a good couple of months to figure myself out, but even with that, there are so many variables-- if you have to pee or poop, time of day, what you were doing prior to checking, etc... you could try it for a month or two and see if you can learn to read yourself, but if you can't, don't worry, the opks/cm/bbt will get you where you need to go.

all the best,
karen lynn

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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 1:23pm

I agree with the previous posters, it took checking for an entire cycle before I actually understood the changes and what I was looking for.

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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 7:07pm
Thanks for all the responses, I am really bummed but I missed temping today! My sister was suffering a migraine type headache and her DH was out of state so my mom and I went up yesterday to help her and take care of her 3 little ones and I just didn't get it done. Although I had a great snuggle with my LO and his cousins this morning...:)I did however note some CM that seems to be EW but there was so little of it it was hard to know for sure. DH and I will get busy tonight just in case!
I will keep trying to find CP and see what I can learn and I think I may add some more supplements, is EPO something you take all month or only for certain parts of your cycle?
The website that was posted is actually one I looked at previously but it just kind of freaked me out more than it helped:{
Thanks for all the suggestions, hopefully I will know within a few days if it was O or if O is coming another time.
Good Luck everyone!!!
Joni
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Thu, 02-25-2010 - 8:56am
argh...FF gave me crosshairs and then took them away when I added in yesterdays cm. Although this am's temp is so low that I can't imagine I would have kept them anyway. And to make it all better, we tried to BD this am to take care of the days we missed and up our chances and we couldn't get it done! ugggh. Thanks for listening!
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Thu, 02-25-2010 - 12:41pm
Sorry for your frustrations - it sucks when things don't quite go as planned :( Hugs to you and hang in there, Jasmine