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1st month charting - 8dpo - any experts want to give some feedback??


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May 25th, 2010, 11:46 PM
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Hi ladies!

This is my first month charting. I have been stalking this board for tips although I've mainly been active on on the ttc#1 and AIP board.

I have been temping orally and one thing I noticed was that I woke up a few times this month earlier than usual (like 4 am as opposed to 7am) and found that a couple of time my mouth was wide open... never knew I was a mouth breather since I never do when I am awake unless I have a cold (I think I tend to get a stuffy nose early AM which goes away after being awake for a bit.. which is prob the reason)

Another thing I noticed is when I do wake up earlier and temp just in case - when I fall back asleep and temp again 2-3 hours later - the temp is the same...

In any case - was wondering if any of you charting veterans want to give me some input on my chart.
Also - I was wondering if next month I should temp vaginally or is my chart constant enough that orally is fine....


THANKS !!!

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May 26th, 2010, 04:27 AM
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I think your chart looks very good.

You've got a nice healthy initial shift and your temps have been very consistent.

As for temping vaginally or orally, it's really up to you. I don't see any real erratic temps on your chart, so it looks to me like the minor disturbances you've noted haven't impacted your chart very much at all.

Best of Luck & Baby
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May 26th, 2010, 05:37 AM
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I am by no means a chart expert, but I think yours looks great. I also wanted to add that I temp vaginally because for me it is more accurate - I don't sleep with my mouth open or anything but do have sleeping issues and temping vaginally seems more consistant. Best of luck to you!
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May 26th, 2010, 06:49 AM
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I temp vaginally because I know I sleep with my mouth open, but it is completely up to you.
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May 26th, 2010, 07:49 AM
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Thanks for the feedback ladies! I think I kinda freaked when I saw my temp drops b4 O - one morning I showed DH the thermometer when it was 96.8 & he saw my face and he laughed saying " I always knew you were an alien"

It's kind of weird bc my temps are generally high midday so I wasn't expecting them to be this low in the AM...

Oh well, live and learn

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May 26th, 2010, 09:47 AM
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hehe my temps are even lower than yours were, pre O. I always think there is something wrong with my thermometer, but I try two different ones and they give similar results! Oh well. Your chart looks great, and you timed everything great
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