Decided to stop temping... — The Bump
TTC After a Loss

Decided to stop temping...

for the rest of this cycle. I just obsess over my temps and searching for charts that match mine. So for my sanity, and for DH's sanity, just not doing it. I've already confirmed O, so I'm done.

Anyone else get like this sometimes?

BFP #1 11/27/11 EDD 08/08/12 M/C 01/27/12 12 wks 2 days
BFP #2 04/25/12 EDD 01/04/13(?) confirmed ectopic 05/16/12 6 wks 5 days 2 doses of MTX-Lost left tube on 05/25/12 Back to TTC, earlier than originally expected.
BFP #3 01/05/13 EDD 09/17/13 u/s 1/24/13-great appt, measuring 2 days ahead, NT scan 3/11/13-great scan measuring 4 days ahead, A/S 4/29/13-another great scan can't wait to meet my baby BOY!!!!!
My Blog

My Sweet (and Spoiled) Furbaby Cali
Photobucket
Lilypie First Birthday tickers
PgAL/PAL Welcome

Re: Decided to stop temping...

  • Yep. I'm taking a break from temping this cycle. 
    TTC#1 12/1/11
    BFP #1 6/14/12 EDD 2/23/13, mm/c at 8w2d, D&C 8/1/12
    PgAL/PAL Welcome
  • I stopped mid cycle, too. I had a couple mornings I missed, and my temps were all over anyway, so I said forget it! I do think sometimes temping makes me too crazy.
  • I quit temping after my first m/c, it drove me nuts trying to remember to take it before I got up and to record it.  Half the time I'd have dreams about it and then get confused about if I had really taken it or not.

    It's helpful to have the information but I just roll OPK style now for my own sanity and it works for me. 

    *I'm not recommending my approach to anyone.  

    TTC since June 2011
    BFP #1 11/18/11 - m/c 12/24/11 blighted ovum - EDD 08/01/12
    BFP #2 08/04/12 - m/c 08/29/12 no answers - EDD 04/17/13
    BFP #3 10/01/12 - m/c 10/30/12 uniparental disomy - EDD 06/04/13
    BFP #4 04/12/13 - EDD 12/22/13  It's a GIRL!
    compound heterozygous MTHFR   -   All AL Welcome

    image   image
          image
  • I am also on a temping break. I am still using my CBFM but other than that we're on a tracking break. Its been nice. Less information means less to sit and stress and analyze. 
    MC 4/09 at 6w2d 
    Rainbow Jude 
    born: 12/31/09
    Pre-E Induction at 36w4d
    11 Day NICU stay due to GBS infection

    TTC#2 10/2010
    M/C: 4/09/11 5w
    CP: 12/26/2011 
    CP: 1/28/2012 
    MMC: 4/16/2012 at 11w2d 
    Ectopic: 6/25/2012 MTX 07/03/12
    CP 11/24/2012 
    Rainbow Violet 
    born: 9/11/13

    All ALers welcome! 
  • I completely understand your frustrations! If stopping temping (even just for a little while) will help you, then I'd say go for it. You need to do what is best for you.


  • I think its good you can recognize when you need some space and time away from doing it. Good for you!

    4 Losses (2003, 2008, Apr 2012, & Oct 2012)
    All RPL and IF testing with multiple REs = normal

    5 IUIs = BFN

    All AL are welcome
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  • Yep. Often as soon and I'm sure about O'ing I stop temping to give myself a break from the pressure. 
    BFP #1 - Missed M/C, D&C 3.21.11

    BFP #2 - Sylvie V. Q. born and died on 10.28.11 at 21w. Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

    BFP #3 - Evie V. Q. Fetal demise @ 16w. DC 7.8.12
    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

    BFP  #4 - Beatrix V. Q. Born 6.2.13 at 23w6d.
    image

    My blog My chart
  • Sounds like a good idea. I am still on the fence as to whether I'll start temping/charting at all once I get my cycles back on track. Part of me feels like it's great to have all that info but the other part says it's just one more thing for me to obsess over.

    July TTCAL Siggy Challenge - Favorite Children's Book
    Donkey-Donkey - Roger Duvoisin  1968  Vintage Childrens Book
    Surprise BFP 5/15/12, EDD 1/29/13, mm/c @ 8wks, discovered at 11wks, D&C 7/11/12
    AF finally arrived on Christmas after 167 days of waiting.
    TTA until January 2014
    Follow Me on Pinterestimageimage
    PGAL/PAL always welcome

  • I think my plan going forward (if this isn't the month), is to temp until I confirm O and then just step away from it. I don't obsess until after Oing, so I think I can still handle it till I see CHs.

    I'm glad I"m not the only one who feels this way.

    BFP #1 11/27/11 EDD 08/08/12 M/C 01/27/12 12 wks 2 days
    BFP #2 04/25/12 EDD 01/04/13(?) confirmed ectopic 05/16/12 6 wks 5 days 2 doses of MTX-Lost left tube on 05/25/12 Back to TTC, earlier than originally expected.
    BFP #3 01/05/13 EDD 09/17/13 u/s 1/24/13-great appt, measuring 2 days ahead, NT scan 3/11/13-great scan measuring 4 days ahead, A/S 4/29/13-another great scan can't wait to meet my baby BOY!!!!!
    My Blog

    My Sweet (and Spoiled) Furbaby Cali
    Photobucket
    Lilypie First Birthday tickers
    PgAL/PAL Welcome

  • allll of this ^^

     

    I temped long enough to know that I ovulate regularly and that for me OPKs pretty accurately predict my fertile window. Just using OPKs can work for some, you just don't know as much about whats going on in your body as you do with proper temping.

    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    Lilypie First Birthday tickers
  • Yup...I temped (and obsessed) for 7mths before our 1st bfp.  It was actually becoming an issue in my marriage!  I've gotten very good at CM,CP and using OPK's which my DH probably doesn't even realize I do.  I actually use FF to track all of these signs...my non-temping chart link is in my siggy!

    BFP #1 4/10/12 D&C 6/5/[email protected] 12.5wks EDD 12/17/12
    BFP #2 9/10/12 CP 9/19/[email protected] 5.5wks EDD 5/21/13
    BFP# 3 12/3/12...Lukas James born 8/15/13
    BFP# 4 8/4/14 EDD 4/13/15

    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers


    Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

  • I'm considering not temping once the 2WW officially commences for my own sanity...

    There's no way I could not chart at this stage with my cycles being all over the place (plus the need to confirm ovulation for purposes of taking medication), but I completely understand the inclination. I like people who temp mostly because it's the only way I can really help them understand and maybe give them a small piece of sanity, but I think if you have fairly regular cycles and a good understanding of your own body's signs, temping is overkill.

    Married My Love on 6/18/2006
    BFP#1 10/1/2011. Our perfect little girl, Her heart stopped @ 12w1d. D&E 11/23/11
    BFP#2 3/13/12 Weird CP/Possible EP @ 6w0d
    BFP#3 5/28/12 CP @ 5w0d
    BFP/WTF#4 10/26/12 CP
    BFP#5 12/10/12 EDD 8/23/2013
    <3 Baby Boy Born 8/22/13 <3
     photo ellie.gifPhotobucket
    image
    image
  • Yup. I obsess way too much. I just like to confirm O, then I stop. Charting is stressful and DH told me to stop, but I am glad I temped this week bc I thought I Oed 2 days earlier than FF thinks, so I'm glad i caught it and was able to cover our bases.
    BFP #1: 12/26/11, EDD 09/05/12; m/c discovered: 02/22/12 @ 12w u/s,
    D&C: 03/08/12 Waited for AF for 146 long days!
    Hysteroscopy/D&C on July 10th to fix blocked cervix (DX: Cervical Stenosis)
    BFP #2 12/8/12, EDD 08/21/13 Our rainbow arrived 08/24/13!
    imageimageimage

    Follow Me on Pinterest
    image




This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards