Not anovulatory, just late ovulation?

Well, that is more like it.

By my basal body temperature charting, I clearly ovulated on day 21 this month. Woah. It has never been past day 15 before.

I am very glad I did actually ovulate, not that it makes much difference in the end, I suppose, but something about actually ovulating makes me feel better, like I am not totally broke yet. (I meant to laugh at that, but it came out more like a cringe)



I looked it up. “A menstrual cycle in which one does not ovulate and oocyte.” Well, thank you. I actually wanted to know more about it – why does it happen? when will it end? is it possible to just have a reeeally long cycle and end up ovulating?
I just feel surprised that this would even happen. I have been taking my basal body temp. for over a year and this has not happened before. In the year before that, I kept track of each cycle length. I suppose it is possible that one of those could’ve been anovulatory, but they were all right around 28 days… I guess if this cycle is around 28, I will know it could happen and still be considered a “normal length.”
Still temping and it has gone up .7 degrees a few times only to fall back down the next day. Strange. I don’t know why, but every month I am hopeful that we will get the news we want and the end of each month leaves me hope crumbled. Now, I find myself hopeful again even though the IUI has been cancelled, I’ve been told I’m not responding, that this is an anovulatory cycle, and every day taking note that my temp. is not doing what it should… I still am hopeful.
Thankful for my amazing husband, supportive family, and our jobs.