Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:03 AM
OP, what cycle day are you currently on? You mentioned white CM, not egg white - does that mean its more of a creamy CM? Egg white is clear & very stretchy. That is the most fertile time, the few days leading up to o, and things tend to 'dry up' after you O. I don't think it smells either.
I'm not using OPKs or temping, just using mainly CM to work out when I've O'd. You can get a bit of semen coming out too, which does smell. You can tell the difference - I think it's EWCM that you can form a ball with in water?
I often get Creamy CM closer to AF coming. It's opaque & I guess the closest thing it looks like is moisturiser, but less smooth looking? I have heard it is partly the shedding of old cells from the uterus or vaginal walls, but I'm not sure if that's right or not.
I've heard OPKs are fairly reliable though, so you probably are O'ing on day 11-12, like they say. I seem to be O'ing around day 15, but I have longer cycles from 28 to 32 days. O day is calculated backwards from the following AF, not from the beginning of your cycle, so you may be able to work out some patterns from that? If you had O on day 11, and AF comes on day 26, then you probably have a 15 day luteal phase - that will probably be similar each month.
Good luck & I'd suggest using fertility friend too. It can help predict o.