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July 17th, 2012, 01:14 PM
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So my thermometer broke and I'm only charting CM this month and I'm pretty confused. I was under the impression that you would have a few stretchy days before drying up, so now I'm thinking my body geared up and failed. So hopefully someone will be be able to help.

HereToDream - TCOYF

My most plentiful day was CD-23 and things seemed to taper off a bit, but I was still having stretchy type for a couple of days after. Today it's on the upper end of creamy and yesterday I had only sticky, but with the same sensation I get with creamy.
I'm sure this is obvious to someone, but I'm a little baffled.
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July 17th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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I usually dry up pretty quickly. I'll get 1 day post O that will still be fertile-ish, then dry up. My most recent charts wont reflect it thought since I was using cough syrup to get a little extra ewcm. lol.

I'd say you probably O'd sometime Sunday or very early Monday.
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July 17th, 2012, 03:42 PM
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I think the "dry up" routine varies by person. I would have peak day, one creamish day (though different from the creamy from pre-O) and then back to my sticky BIP. Sensation wise I always quickly went from slippery to not slippery, never completely dry though. If I were in your position, I'd consider myself fertile until you are peak day +4, and then follow per-ovulatory rules again until either AF shows or you are able to confirm O.
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July 17th, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Every woman's CM patterns are unique to her, so try not to get hung up on what you think your mucus is *supposed* to do! It won't necessarily follow the examples in a textbook.

More important than stretchability, is detecting the change in sensation from slippery to no longer slippery.
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July 18th, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Thanks everyone

And just to clarify, is my peak day on CD-25, rather than the CD-27 that TCOYF choose?
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July 18th, 2012, 07:45 AM
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It's whatever the last day of slippery sensation was, which I guess would be CD25 for you. The TCOYF software didn't always get it right for me either.
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July 18th, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Sorry, TCOYF doesn't tell me quite enough about the CM pattern to be sure about when your Peak was. But you know what your CM pattern was like, so you can ask yourself.....

Did the vaginal sensation develop and change for a minimum of 3 days?
Did it reach the point of feeling slippery?
Did you notice an abrupt change from feeling slippery to not feeling slippery anymore?

If YES to all 3 questions, Peak is the last day you noticed a slippery sensation.
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July 18th, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Hope you are all cleared up
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July 19th, 2012, 06:05 AM
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Sorry, TCOYF doesn't tell me quite enough about the CM pattern to be sure about when your Peak was. But you know what your CM pattern was like, so you can ask yourself.....

Did the vaginal sensation develop and change for a minimum of 3 days?
Did it reach the point of feeling slippery?
Did you notice an abrupt change from feeling slippery to not feeling slippery anymore?

If YES to all 3 questions, Peak is the last day you noticed a slippery sensation.
Thanks so much! That helps a lot.
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