Friday, December 18, 2009

Cycle Update: Calling All Experienced Charters

Good evening humble readers!

Welcome to crazy town! Work has been insane (in a good way) and I am completely exhausted (was there until 11 last night, and back there again at 8am today... don't have to be back until 7 tomorrow morning). Pfefferneusse cookies were made (18 dozen), but still no presents are wrapped or shipped, and no Christmas cards have been written up. Tonight my Beloved and I are going I'm scared, it could be a mistake going tonight, but I can't put it off any longer.

Anyway, the true reason for this post... I need some experienced charters to take a peak at my chart. (link is in the right hand column) Ever since September, not-so-ironically when I turned 35, my cycle has been wonky. Extra long luteal phases, O dates changing... general wackiness.

This month is no exception. Short AF, what appears to be a very early O (CD12), and a fallback rise, followed by a very surprising albeit little patch of EWCM on a day when I had a dramatic temp drop. Today temps went back up... waaaaaaay up (10 hobbit points to anyone who can guess the retro-tv reference there). Either I O'd late AGAIN, or dare I hope it, an early implantation dip?

Gah! Is it any wonder I'm going insane?

I need all the insight you can give... save me from myself! Please!


  1. I think the best interpretation is O on CD 12. The dip could be implantation, or just a messed up temp. I try not to place too much emphasis on any one temp, but look at hte bigger picture.

    Also, since you are working long hours in a store, could it be related to what time you wake up in the morning?

    I often get EWCM later in my cycle, so that is not unusual I don't think.

  2. I know nothing about charting but I just wanted to wish you the very best of luck.

  3. I agree with Misssy- O on CD12. Only time will tell if it's an implantation dip or a wonky temp.

    Oh, and you forgot to call Rusty... do I get 10 Hobbit Points? ;)

  4. Wow, that is a really tough call on the chart. I would say CD 17/18, but then looking at previous charts, you do tend to O pretty early, so it certainly could be CD 12. The good news is that your BD timing is good either way -- it's just a matter of knowing when your AF is due/late.

    What about other symptoms? I am lucky in that I can feel O pains quite strong (heck of a lot of good it did me!) but I would have other more subtle symptoms, like sore boobs, that would start a day after O.

  5. Sorry I have no help for you.

    But I'm with Steadfast...and you are FRIENDLY! ;)

  6. I'm going to say O on CD 12. As for the rest of the wonky cycle, hang on for the ride, it could take you anywhere!


  7. I'm no help in the chart department, but I can definitely help you get rid of a few cookies...LOL

    ((Hugs)) Merry Christmas. :-) (We're leaving in a few days!)

  8. I would also have to say O on CD12. Your chart is still looking really good, so I'm crossing fingers and toes for you! Hopefully you'll get some great news in a few days! What a present that would be, eh?


  9. I think your chart looks great, and has promise. I honestly am as confused as you are! I think, my best guess, would be that you O'd cd 17 ... however, that doesn't mean it didn't happen sooner and that was a nice implant dip. It's even possible that you O'd twice, just a thought. I had a history of not O'ing until cd 19 or later. Drove me insane.

    I love your title.. LOL...

    Happy ICLW :)

  10. Hope your chart evens out soon. I had to stop charting. It was driving me crazy :) .

    Happy IComLeavWe!


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