seeker and optimist
I've become interested in charting recently and had a couple of questions before I get started.
I'm pretty sure by the other posts I've read I know the answer, but can someone with very irregular cycles successfully chart?
I'm not sure why my cycles jump around all over the place, I've always attributed it to my slightness, but I'm healthy and eat quite well. I'm 5'6" always been in the 120 vicinity, but now since nursing am more like 112. I most certainly do ovulate. I just had my first pp AF about two weeks ago (dd is just about 17 months) and it was not antiovulatory. I knew it was on its way b/c of the ovulation (change in mucus, ovulation pains etc). My partner and I were able to use condoms and such for that duration.
I'm already familiar with the TCOYF book but haven't yet obtained a copy.
I'm sure the books will answer all my questions, so I appreciate your time to get me started.
Where can I get this basal thermometer? How does it differ from a regular themometer? Is it oral, and do I have to take my temp at the same time each day? Must it be a certain time each day?
I know I'm full of questions, and I don't need elaobrate answers. I guess I'd like to know it I could even do this on an irregular cycle at all (these aren't exact but this is about how my 'normal' cycles were 35, 28, 93, 30, 34...)
And if it is possible to do this on such an erratic cycle, if you could paint me a breif picture of what's involved.
I've always been interested and seen bead rings and that sort of thing but as you can tell from my cycles thought "yeah whatever, that'd be nice, but obviously not for me"
Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions!