I chickened out, canceled my appointment for placing Paraguard, and bought a basal thermometer. I felt loads better the moment that I decided to cancel my IUD appointment and I swear that the anxiety about it melted off of me.
My temperature chart is so wacky. Up and down, no “normal” rise and zero consistency. I have no idea what to do. I wake up way too early, reach over and grab the thermometer and immediately stick it in my mouth to take my basal temperature. My readings have been between 96.2F and 97.8F. They started out pretty consistent, but are now spiking randomly, with apparently no rhyme or reason to them. This is my first month tracking my temperature, so it’s possible that I can’t see the big picture yet, but I am seriously not impressed with my temping skills at this point.
So, any suggestions? Is this because I’m breastfeeding? Cosleeping? Ovulating 3 times per cycle? Totally crazy?
I love my babies, but I’m not ready to try for more at the moment and I hate condoms with a passion.