Hey Cilantro !
My pregnancy is going pretty good, starting to feel a bit better now as I'm now 19 weeks..! Time goes so quick! My belly is getting pretty big, I feel massive actually!
your sway is so inspiring to me
When you added the lime, was it the douche mix, or straight lime ? Also did you heat it to body temperature before adding it to the sperm?
An 11 day abstinance should be ok, but I have read that some men simply cannot go too long without the sperm dying, but I think that is pretty unusual, and also 11 days isn't exceptionally long (I'm sure dh would disagree!). The ph of my dh was always around 7.2-7.5, so your dh's isn't too far from that..which is good. I know alot of ladies have alot of trouble lowering their dh under 8.5-9.
Do you think 5.5 is too high for TBM?
It says in the FAQ, that it needs to be a ph of 4-4.5. And if your ph rises over 5 once inserted, then lower it with a douche, so maybe 5.5 is a bit high? It's hard though if all dh's sperm are dead under 5.5. Also, how long after adding the lime are you inserting it?, because you shouldn't let it sit for too long..so your dh is probably pretty accurate with letting it sit out..
My sample was in the high fours, and I inserted it about 1/2 way in. Then layed with my hips propped.
With the avujel afterwards, I just put a dollop on the end of my finger and pushed it in a bit. Not all the way up to the cervox, maybe about 2-3 cm in?
Hope this helps Cilantro, if you want to know anything else, just ask !