My Intuition Tells Me...
I won't be able to take a pregnancy test until a week from today, but my gut instinct is telling me that I'm not pregnant.
According to a number of resources I've read in the last day or two:
Most women ovulate 12-48 hours after the LH surge is detected, usually 36 hours after the LH surge.
I first detected my LH surge at 6am on Sunday. My LH surge showed up again on Monday at 6am. And then we inseminated at 9pm on Monday. So on the one hand, this timing could have been good, because if the LH surge was detected on Sunday at 6am, I probably didn't ovulate until Wednesday, right? That would mean the sperm would only have to survive for 2 days, which is pretty minimal (they usually survive 2-5 days in a woman's body).
That said, I also read that you should inseminate within 6 hours of the LH surge, because that is when the os is open and when the vaginal secretions are most conducive to sperm survival. I did take my Guiafensen (sp?) cough syrup to help with the secretions, so I suppose it's still possible.
Perfect timing is apparently:
-one or two days before the LH surge or the day your basal body temperature dips
-the day of the LH surge
-two days after the LH surge
-AND 3 days after the LH surge in case you ovulate late
THAT said. We only tried once this month - the day after the LH surge. So the odds are pretty minimal.
Regardless, I just don't feel pregnant. I will still plan to run the pregnancy test next Monday if I don't get my period before then.
Despite not feeling pregnant, I am still behaving as if I am pregnant. That's an odd way to function, but seems the healthiest. For instance, in yoga class, there were things the instructor didn't want me to do (positions which required a twisting position).
At the gym, instead of doing my cardiac work-out, I tempered it down to a fat-burning work-out to keep my heart rate at or below 140 bpm. And I just learned today that I'm suppose to drink 2 glasses of water before starting to work out to prevent dehydration, which is particularly unhealthy during pregnancy.
It seems surreal or odd at best to be doing things differently on the off-chance that I've been lucky enough to get pregnant this quickly.