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Another question....

My chart has little white dots on some temperatures. Not sure you all can see it, but do you know what the heck it means?

Also... got a different brand OPK and started testing early because I was feeling some weird cramping. Here are the past 2 days of OPKs. Any thoughts? And I haven't been able to really check CM because after Bd'ing I use the instead cup (I hate mess).

The first two are yesterday afternoon.

This one is the afternoon before...

If you look at those and my temps, what do you guys think?

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I just finally found this....

Open Circles and Dots:
If something in the data indicates that the temperature may be slightly inaccurate (either by events selected in the Special data area or by a time difference larger than normal), the temperature is plotted using a circle instead of a dot. Please note that these points do not need to be discarded. The circle will just indicate to the reader areas on the chart where the data may be less accurate.

I guess they think something is off....?

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No biggie about the open circles, it just means those temps could be less accurate, but not necessarily. Now, if you took your temp say two hours before your normal temping time, then yes, that temp might be a little off. But it's the overall pattern of temps over a long period of time that matters more.

As for the opks, I don't "think" you've had a positive opk yet (though it's hard to tell for sure since the pics are a bit blurry), but I'd say you're getting close. Smile

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Feels weird that I am getting close... normally I think I O around CD 16-17ish. Maybe that is why we aren't pg yet...

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Have you taken any opk's today? I had one that was almost pos on cycle day 8 (looked a lot like your first pic). Got all excited at maybe o'ing early. But then they lightened up again before finally getting a blazing pos on cycle day 14. And since my temp jumped today it looks like I indeed did O on day 15. I'll be watching your temps the next few days!

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I just took one and it was light.... then I walked back to my desk at work and realized in the past hour meeting, I had drank almost 18 ounces. I decided I will hold for a few hours and retest.

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Did you retest? From your chart, i'm guessing O will be very soon!

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I had one lighter and one the same shade of darkness. Today I am very cramps and had two episodes of cm that I could literally stretch in my fingers. DH mustered up the energy for BDing tonight and I am hoping for a repeat tomorrow night.

Belinda- tell me why you think I will o soon? I don't fully understand my chart yet.

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Yay for fertile CM and a successful BD!! It looks like you're getting pretty close to O time! How many days of fertile CM do you normally get?

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I have no idea .... I haven't ever really paid attention. I had two episodes of egg white stretchy cm Saturday ... But not today that I noticed.

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What do you ladies think? I am not scheduled to go back home until tomorrow night... Do I need to make an emergency trip home?

Edited to add... I normally get positives 2 days in a row.

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I think you are covered. I wouldn't make an emergency trip since you BD'd on CD 13 and 14. If you BD again on CD 16 and on until you see a thermal shift you should be good to go! Good luck!

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Thanks Gina. It seems like my temp is stuck right where it is... and has been for a few days. I had tons of O pain yesterday afternoon/ evening and nothing yet today. Not sure what to think.

Looks like I am still getting positives too...

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I'll be curious to see what your temp tomorrow is. I have a feeling it will jump up considering your + opk's and EWCM.

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I hope you are right. So I should BD tonight, right?

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I'm a little late responding but yep I would. Can't wait to see your temp!

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We did it. Temp went up but not sure if that's how much it should. So yOu think "o" is done now?

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Your chart looks pretty Belinda!

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Oh yay it looks like you O'd! Good luck!! Biggrin

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Kim- I agree with Gina! Looks like you o'd yesterday!! As long as your temp is above most of the others (yours is above all but one), it's a good sign of O. You'll prob get your coverline after you enter your temp on Thurs Smile Welcome to the 2ww! Everything crossed for you!

Gina- Your chart is looking good!!

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Kim, we *might* be Valentine O buddies!! Yippee!!

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YEA!!!! Thank you Belinda! I am SO excited. I mean I know I may not get a BFP but still just stoked that I "o".

Marie- WOOHOO my friend. What is your testing date going to be?

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Belinda ... No crosshairs Sad

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You need 3 days of suntained high temps in order to get crosshairs. If your temp stays up tomorrow, CH will show up. Good luck!!

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Thanks Jina. Your chart is looking pretty too!

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Kim- I just responded in Nov but Jina already covered it Smile In a way it's neat because by the time you get you "official" confirmation of O, you are already 3DPO. Go temps, go!

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So what happens if they do not go up tomorrow? Is it bad?

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As long as your temp is still higher than most of your temps on and before the 14, you're fine. I'd estimate your CL to be around the 97.6 point (I'm no expert but guessing based on what I know and what I've seen on other charts). So as long as your temp is above that, you should get your coverline. Your temps don;t have to increase each day. They just have to stay above the coverline. Hope that makes sense.

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That makes perfect sense. I am such a dork, I don't know why I care about seeing that so much. Thanks for all the advice.

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You're not a dork! I couldn't wait to plug my temp in that third day to see my CL show! It just feels like validation and I get excited because I know I'm officially in the 2ww Smile

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I think I got them ... How do I get my ticker to show it?

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"DreamingBig" wrote:

I think I got them ... How do I get my ticker to show it?

No worries, it shows on your chart when we click on your ticker. YAY for CH's Biggrin