Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I've got a problem...

I've mentioned before that I'm a chart stalker. The truth is, I'm totally addicted to bbt. You know how some girls out there in IF land are addicted to POAS? Yeah, that's not me. I couldn't care less about repeating OPKs and HPTs. I take one when I need to but I don't really get a thrill from waiting for those lines to appear. I could discuss BBT forever though. Trends, averages, triphasic patterns, don't get me started! I wake myself up during the weekends too even though I can sleep in. I can spend 30 minutes putting in dummy temps just hoping that those crosshairs will appear. For instance yesterday I figured out that if I got a temp today between 97.59° and 97.72° that would mean I ovulated on Saturday. Over 97.72° and it would say I ovulated on Sunday. So this morning I found myself awake at 5:30 (much the the annoyance of Kevin — the lightest sleeper ever!) and had to keep reminding myself that I needed to wait till 6:00am to take my temp and that I need to keep very still and get back to sleep quickly. Finally when the music started playing, that thermometer was in my mouth quicker than it took Kevin to wake up. And it came up 97.86° - so most likely ovulating on Sunday. And you better believe that I'm playing around with FF today trying to figure out what my range is so that I get confirmation tomorrow.
Also, now that Andrea got her BFP I have no other charts to look at! For sanity's sake, if you're on FF let me know! I need to feed my addiction.
**Update: I need to have a temp of at least 97.61° tomorrow in order to confirm ovulation on Sunday. I've already checked.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

I was the same way!! Seriously, I would sometimes just sit and stare at my chart. And I would always compare my chart to previous charts...go on to the chart gallery and look at others. Here's a cool forum site with a Chart Stalkers message board!!
http://www.twoweekwait.com/community/modules.php?name=Forums
My s/n is OctButterfly06, although I'm not on there as much anymore.

Woohoo! I hope you O'd on Sunday! It sure looks that way so far!

Hillary said...

Heehee, that's awesome!! I was pretty into BBT too! Maybe I'll join you on the FF chart stalkers club when/ if my DH's surgery is successful in a few months...

Amanda said...

Well, if I didn't use excel and I didn't have this stupid cyst, I would totally let you stalk my chart.

I'm thinking I may need to have an intervention for the chart obsessed.

Just don't get too wrapped up in it, if your temp doesn't make it's mark it probably has nothing to do with what's happening down there and more to do with worrying about your BBT so much that you throw it off.

Roses Daughter said...

GIRL! I am beyond addicted. I look at my chart several times a day even though I am on hiatus! And that new pregnancy symptom thing that they have? OMG!

You can stalk me!

~Jess said...

I chart. Pretty much every cycle since we started trying (3 years ago-lots of charts). Even now, knowing that progesterone can affect it...I'm still charting. It's insane!

Thanks for your comment on my blog :-)