Hello girls! Am a total newbie to this site, but as I'm on cycle 3 TTC #1, it's been a godsend knowing I'm not alone in my desperate conception craziness, and I already love you ALL for that After checking out people's posts and charts, i've decided I'm going to jump on the charting bandwagon next month. I figure it'll help me learn about my own cycle, fertile days etc like nothing else could. So I've ordered myself a thermometer, looking forward to getting cracking, but I've just got a couple of questions .... Firstly, do you need to take your temperature BEFORE you get out of bed in the morning, or is there a time limit after getting up? Also, i work shifts. So i hardly ever get up at the same time two days running. Does this make a difference? And if I work nights, when do i temp-check then?? When i finish a run of nights, on that morning when i get home from work I barely sleep at all that day? Will that affect it?? So looking forward to hearing your ideas *babydust* to all!