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April 6th, 2008, 11:02 AM
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OK ladies I was wondering if you all could answer this for me. I want to start charting, but my schedule is currently really stupid. I work 4 days on, 3 off with 10 hour shifts, starting from 8:30 PM to 6:45 AM. So if I sleep during the day I don't always wake up at the same time because I don't have to wake up to go to work, kwim?

So if I chart does it matter what time of day it is, or just that I have been sleeping for a certain amount of time? I charted when I was TTC my first child, but I had a set schedule and always woke up at 5:30 AM every day, so I'm not sure what you're supposed to do.


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April 6th, 2008, 11:17 AM
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Your chart will be the most reliable if you can take your temperature at the same time every day. If you just set an alarm to wake up at the same time every day you can take your temp, write it down, and go back to sleep. Just make sure you've been asleep for at least three hours. My schedule is weird as well so I can relate. Good luck!
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April 6th, 2008, 02:21 PM
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April 6th, 2008, 03:42 PM
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It's best if you can temp at the same time every day, but as long as you are getting a consistent amount of sleep you may still see an obvious thermal shift. You will need to rely more on other fertility signs to determine O(Cervical Mucous and placement).
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April 9th, 2008, 09:09 PM
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I get up at 730-745 every day and take my temp and go back to sleep for an extra 30-60 mins. And on weekends sometimes I sleep til 10 or 1030 so I still wake early, take my temp and go back to sleep. Then when I actually wake up and sit up, I record the temp. The digi thermometer I use stores the last couple temps so I just go back and look at it.

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April 12th, 2008, 02:34 PM
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When I was temping I did the same thing. I was in school most of that time, and would get up very early on the weekdays, and temp. Then on the weekends, I would just set my alarm for that same time, and then go back to sleep. Make sure if you have a thermometer that it has a memory on it!

Good luck to you hon! How long were you charting before you conceived your little girl?
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April 13th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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I was also wondering about this, too. I have a cat who likes to wake me up anytime between 4-6am. I have my alarm set to start my day for around 7:20. Should I temp at my wake up time or when my cat wakes me during the night? Or, should I set my alarm clock for say.. 4:30 and do my temping then?
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April 14th, 2008, 09:01 AM
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That's what I would do...set it for 4 or 430 and then go back to sleep....good luck!!!
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April 14th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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I just wanted to share this story with you girls:
I had my alarm clock all set for 4:30am, had my BBT by my bed.. I was ready to go!
BUT... I couldn't get in 3 consistent hours of sleep last night! I was too excited to start temping and I kept wondering "is it 4:30 yet??"
So, I didn't get to take a temp last night but I'm hoping tonight will be a better night!
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April 14th, 2008, 10:00 AM
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You must have a nice thermometer!

Seriously though, I was the same way the first night.
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April 14th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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Hahaha, I would do that when I was getting ready to O...I would be SO nervous/excited about what my temp was going to be that I wouldn't sleep very well.

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April 14th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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lol, I was like that at first
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April 14th, 2008, 03:15 PM
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haha - good to know that I'm not alone in my excitment of wanting to temp!! Thanks girls!
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April 14th, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Keep us posted!!!!
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April 14th, 2008, 06:46 PM
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I find that I can be within 45 minutes of the same time and be okay but any more than that I have some chart problems.
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