Today on my OPK I saw that second faint line and was greatly relieved. Thank you for your comments which reassured me that it isn’t all that unusual to only get one line.
Now that this small issue has been resolved, I have started focussing on another, also small, issue (and yes, I think of it as dedicated focus rather than obsessing!). I have to do something to keep myself occupied, after all.
Now that I am a “charter” I was reading some of the information on Fertility Friend about temperature changes at ovulation. My temps seem to be pretty erratic, and I was wondering how FF would be able to identify a true temperature shift in the midst of such a mess. FF kindly informed me that after ovulation my temps should rise by about 0.2 degress celsius. And herein lies the rub. My temp has been varying by more than 0.5 degrees since I started temping, so any temp rise will be obscured by the background changes.
So…. am I doing it wrong? No, I don’t think so. I’m waking at at the same time every day, I take my temp before even turning on the light, and all other conditions are consistent. And that leaves me wondering… do I need to buy a new thermometer?
I haven’t been looking at other charts to see what the usual spread of temps is, because, well that seems to cross the line between focus and obsession.
After thinking about it a little today, I have decided that I will continue doing what I’m doing for the remainder of this cycle. If my CD23 bloods confirm that I ovulated but my temps were too erratic to pinpoint ovulation on my chart (and assuming I get a BFN) I will buy a new thermometer for next time. Any excuse for a shopping trip, right?