- If we get pregnant this cycle, it works even better for work. As a teacher, last cycle would have meant finishing term on Friday, and being due on Monday.
- Going to Sydney on Friday, so I can drink with careless abandon. Plus period came early so I don't have to think about that while we're away.
- I'm not pregnant
- first cycle back after DD2 was born was 27 days. This cycle was only 24 days. (previously I have always been 28-30 days) I'm starting to think my cycle haven't settled back into anything regular, or are settling into something un-useful. I'm pretty sure I ovulated around day 16, based on CM which I know is a bit unscientific, which would put my luteal phase at 8 days.
So my questions are, when are you meant to count the first day of your period. I've read different things, from the first day of red blood regardless of what time of day, to it's the first day you wake up with it.
Also, what do we know about luteal phases? Is it something that can be up and down for a while? Am I right in thinking that 8 days is on the short side? I have an appointment with my endocrinologist for my thyroid in a couple of weeks. He's not an RE but I thought I might ask if my thyroid and/or BF could be affecting it.