Welcome Nicole R
! I'm also waiting to O, though I think it's happening today/tomorrow!!! I totally admire that you aren't going to test, that's awesome. A bunch of times since TTC I've tested knowing full well it was over, there was no chance, but somehow I just kept hanging on. It's kind of silly.Katie34
, I think we should consider ourselves ovulating the whole day/24-36-hour period. I say that because we can't really know the exact moment the egg is released, and it is viable and available for the swimmers for 12-24 hours after it is released. Also, that "ping" could be the egg beginning to break free, or the end, right? I've felt dull ovulation pain for a couple days before, so I think it may also be just when you've got one dominant follicle that's really big and swollen (before it pops).
as far as which sperm will make it to the egg, it could be either, especially if you have good quality fertile "nectar"
because yesterday's sperm could be hanging out in that until today. and your question about the egg and multiple sperm, you're right. Once fertilized, the egg cannot be penetrated by another sperm. So you don't have to worry about that!
I really hope you guys were successful this cycle!corikodjo,
I'm crossing my fingers for you! When did you O?KJRSMR
, I'm so sorry that you may have to go to IVF, but I really hope you won't have to! May day BFP for you, I hope!
as for me, we have our first IUI this afternoon. It's really strange that we are TTC but have to keep away from each other during my fertile time, when all I want to do is drag him to bed!
We have another IUI tomorrow, but I still want to dtd naturally at least once when I'm fertile just in case we do conceive, I want to imagine it may have been naturally. sorry if TMI!