Thursday, July 17, 2008

BBT & Triphasic Pattern

H woke me up this morning in a panic. Yesterday her BBT dropped to just at her coverline. I didn't get a chance to ask her what her temp was before work, so I pinged her about 5 minutes before both of us had to run to a meeting. She pinged me back with 97.7...a number that instantly made my heart sink. For the rest of the day, we secretly mourned this cycle in and out of meetings.

This morning, H was sitting on the edge of the bed with her usual "why are you still laying here when there is a crisis happening" look. The first words out of her mouth? "I haven't walked the dogs yet (This is my queue that the morning routine is about to change). My BBT was 98.4." I failed to compute where there was a problem with this. We are at DPO 11, so the higher the BBT the better. H and I were so convinced that with the BBT drop yesterday there was no chance we were pregnant. H wasn't really prepared to think otherwise, so I can understand why it might be more of a shock to the system if this means we are pregnant.

We did take a pregnancy test. It's a little unclear how to "interpret" the results, but we're fairly certain it's negative. So, what does the spike in BBT mean? Could this mean that we are pregnant but the test failed to pick it up? I'm totally lost! Our only explanation is to blame it on the cat.

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Blogger erin said...

I'm crossing my fingers for y'all! I would take another pregnancy test tomorrow or the next day. The tests I have tell you how accurate they are on which days - technically they work 5 days before, but less that 50% of the time. Maybe yours are the same?

I hate those things, though - and the OPKs, too - they *are* so hard to read.

July 17, 2008 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Yeah, bbt is tough to translate. We found that it just made us crazy wondering everyday what it meant, up here, down there. Now we don't do it.

It does really make some people feel on top of things and like there is something they can do.

Tough to find the balance. Good luck.

July 17, 2008 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Travelher and Pufferfish said...

Damn the cats. They're always up to making the humans crazy.
I say wait a couple more days to test...but that's just me.
I'm with Heather, I temp, but I don't go into too much details interpreting results after the IUI b/c I found it just made me more stressed out over this process that ultimately--I have no control over. It's a tough call, b/c it's natural to just 'want to know'.

July 17, 2008 at 7:38 PM  

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