New to temping and a question

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DrakePlusOne's picture
Joined: 06/29/09
Posts: 1889
New to temping and a question

Hi ladies! I started temping yesterday b/c I just can't take the suspense anymore. And to stop myself from POAS every day, I guess I'll pop a thermometer in my mouth instead. Heh heh.
My question is this: my thermometer is a digi but it doesn't beep when the temp is ready. Beee I *think* I let it go for at least a min this morning (could have been a little longer) Well today, just to test it, I kept it in my mouth for 3 mins and it continued to rise the whole time. I thought digis only took one min to temp? How long should I let it go for? Do you think I should throw out this morning's temp? I'm so confused. Stupid thing!

yellow.rose.of.canada's picture
Joined: 01/13/10
Posts: 1173

Hi! Welcome to temping! I find it really rewarding, and it gives you a lot of information about how your body works. If I were you, I would go to Target or Walmart and pick up a Basal Thermometer. It's made for taking your Basal temperature in the morning and will give you a more consistent temperature. They usually cost ten bucks or less. I don't know the answer to your question about the thermometer beeping, because mine beeps when it's done.

Good luck!

belindab's picture
Joined: 06/15/02
Posts: 1033

Hi Marie! I'm pretty new to this myself so not sure about whether or not to keep the temp but I agree about getting a new thermometer. Then you won't have to guess at the time and each reading will be consistent. I think you'll really like temping. It tells you so much!

DrakePlusOne's picture
Joined: 06/29/09
Posts: 1889

Off to the drug store I go! Smile Thanks ladies.