Day: August 13, 2012

Radio Silence 2.0

This whole triphasic chart thing has me totally worked up.

I’m making myself so crazy that I can’t eat, can’t sleep, and can’t focus.  I spent the whole night Googling scenarios in which I could be pregnant, and scenarios in which I could be a completely non-pregnant nutcase.

This may be counter-intuitive, and it may make a few people crazy, but I think I need to step back for a couple of days.

Hear me out:

If I keep speculating at this anxiety-inducing pace, I’m going to hyperventilate and lose all my hair by Beta Day.

If I do end up pregnant, I will want a day or two to digest the information, tell the family, and generally have every manner of freak-out imaginable.

If I’m NOT pregnant, I will need a few days to recover.  This cycle is by the book, and every sign is pointing to pregnancy.  That’s what makes me so nervous and hesitant to believe it.  I need to stop thinking about what could be, and just focus for now on what is.

If I back off for a few days, I can attempt to live a somewhat normal life and then my fate will be in the hands of the lab tech who calls with my test results.

Trust me, when the day comes that I finally get that BFP, you all will know right away.  I just have too much invested in this cycle, and really need to back away a little to preserve my sanity.

That being said, here’s the plan:

I will stop testing.  The beta will be the definitive test.

I will try to stop analyzing my BBT chart (I can’t just NOT take my temp, lol).

I will report back here with beta results as soon as I have them.  🙂

I know this is rather unlike me to back off when things get crazy, but I’ve been told a lot lately that worrying and speculation will not get me any more or less pregnant.

Thank you all for understanding, and I will be back soon!  Regardless whether the news is bad or good, I appreciate your support, cheerleading, and co-speculation!  😉

See you in a couple of days!




Monday, August 13th, 2012.  CD28, 10DPO.

Well, as I suspected, FertilityFriend gave me the “triphasic pattern” notification this morning…

For those of you who are not familiar with the term, let me give you a brief tutorial.

When charting your basal body temperature (BBT), an ovulatory chart should show two levels of temperatures: lower pre-ovulatory temps, and higher post-ovulatory temps. You occasionally see a second shift a week or so after ovulation when temps climb higher and stay there, and that is called a triphasic pattern.

FertilityFriend says that while the triphasic pattern can sometimes be seen on non-pregnancy charts, and should not be considered a definite indicator of pregnancy, “This pattern is 179% more frequent on pregnancy charts.”

Soooooooo… Yeah.  This is the first time I’ve ever seen something on my chart that looks like a genuine implantation dip, and now a possible triphasic chart…

I’m trying not to freak out, but I feel like this lucky little bit of data showing up on the husband’s birthday is hard not to smile about.  🙂

And, because I know someone will inevitably wonder, I don’t have any test results to report as of yet.  I’m still testing out that pesky trigger and while I thought it would be gone today, it wasn’t quite.  I expect that if I’m not pregnant, it should be gone tomorrow for sure.

Have a magnificent Monday, friends!  🙂



As I’ve noticed this post gets a lot of traffic, probably from other women searching to find success stories with triphasic charts.  I want to update to let those online-researchers know that yes, this was a BFP cycle for me (this post went up in the morning of 10DPO, and I actually got the first faint BFP that same evening).  It was the only triphasic chart I’ve ever had, and not-so-coincidentally, the only BFP chart, as well.

Now, for what it’s worth, this BFP cycle did end in miscarriage, but that was no doubt due to factors outside of my body temperature.  If you’re searching for triphasic chart success stories, you’ve found one! 

Good luck!

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