Timing is everything, at least when it comes to baby making with frozen sprem (as we call it)
Wifey and I have been attempting to solve a word problem. You know, those ones you hated in 5th and 6th grade. You’d start reading it and by the time you got to the end you realized that you were paying more attention to what would happen to the passengers on the train, and where they were going, than the numbers you were supposed to be paying attention to. If any of you were elementary school math whizzes or have children that are here goes:
If the egg lives for about 6-10 hours after it is released, also know as ovulation. (The egg travels very very slowly down the fallopian tube. You might now even call it traveling, it’s more like meandering and being pushed along by the tiny silica.)
And the sprem can live for about 24 hours in fertile cervical fluid. And it takes the sprem an average of 10 hours to travel through the cervix, uterus and then finally meeting the egg in the fallopian tube. When they travel approximately 1/10 of an inch a minute, after being turned into sprem jigglers for 20 minutes. (not 100% certain that this happens with the frozen sprem, but we’ll err on the side of caution and say they do).
And I am 86.5% sure that I ovulate between 18-24 hours after an LH surge.
What time should we inseminate after the LH surge?
We are thinking 12 hours.
Remember to show your work. We all know the smart kids that say they do their math in their head are just lying cheaters.*
Thanks and good luck, your future and our future gayby’s life depends on this.
*I might be harboring a little resentment over my elementary education here. I hated showing my work because it made my paper look messy and thus had to re-do my homework all the time.