Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Uncharted Territory

Today is CD1 (FINALLY!). And I have a few questions for you temping girls out there:
·         How important is it to temp at the same time every day? For example, my temp time is 6:30 AM. However, I woke up at 6:15 AM this morning. Do I take my temp at 6:15 or do I lie in bed for 15 minutes?
·         What about the “three consecutive hours of sleep rule”? Example: I woke up to use the restroom at 4:00 AM on Monday. My alarm will go off at 6:30 AM, meaning I will not get another three hours of sleep. Do I temp at 4:00 AM, having gotten 5 hours of sleep, or at 6:30 AM with 2 ½ hours of sleep?
·         Do you temp AND check your cervical mucus or just temp?
Please forgive my ignorance. I’ve never done this before!


  1. I don't think 15 minutes makes a big difference. For sure do the 6:15 temp if you are awake. If you lie there your temp might rise. Just make a note of it in case it ends up being funky in the grand chart scheme. If I were to get up to pee at 4 am and wake up at 6:30, I'd just temp at 6:30. 4 Am would be way too early. I gave up on the mucus checking. I didn't have enough of a pattern to feel like it was very reliable. I just temped and used OPKs and that was enough to pinpoint ovulation.