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Hi, my name is Gina. I am 31 and my DH and I have 3 boys. We would like another child so we decided to NTNP. I have been using FF to keep track of AF and recently (this month) started temping to see when exaxtly I ovulate.
Now for my question. I am really confused by all of this. I have temp'd every day since the beginning of this cycle except for 1 day was discarded and 2 days in the beginning when I forgot. I now have a dashed crosshairs mark on my chart for CD 9 (I am on CD 16 now). I have read the info on FF but still I have no idea what this means. I have always assumed that I was on a "normal" cycle O'ng near day 14
Here is my chart, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by GinaOfAllTrades; September 4th, 2009 at 12:42 PM.
First of, only 12% of women actually ovulate on day 14 - so it's actually more normal to ovulate earlier or later than that. Even if your cycles are quite regular, the day of ovulation can be different from cycle to cycle (by a few days.)
FF just likes to give crosshairs for no apparent reason. Dotted crosshairs mean it's not sure about ovulation, solid crosshairs mean it's pretty sure about ovulation. It's not unusual to get a few sets of dotted CH's before you finally do ovulate, then when the real thing happens you'll get the solid CH's.
The temps are fairly bouncy, are you taking them at the same time each morning? Are you breastfeeding or have you recently discontinued hormones?
Have you been watching your CM at all? Have you noticed wet or slippery feelings lately? When in doubt or you're not quite sure if FF has got it right, you can always refer back to the CM observations to tell you when ovulation has occurred.
I see the pic, and since you don't have any cm marked on those days...and your temp isn't very clear I would say it is hard to tell if you have ovulated...what's your schedule like, do you go to bed the same time every night? Do you sleep with your mouth closed or open?
OK, I updated my chart because I am sure that I have CM today. Although we DTD last night I know that can't be the reason. So it looks like FF is just screwy. This is all still so new to me. Why can't it be easier than this?