Ultrasound #3 was this morning, and my ovaries still aren't doing much. The scan showed 2 measurable follicles -- one on each side, both measuring 10 mm (a follicle is considered mature at 20 mm). There are also 5 small follies on the right, and 6 small on the left. I found out my estrogen level on Monday was 83, which was not the >100 number we were hoping for.
Because of that, the doctor adjusted my meds a bit starting yesterday, and sure enough, my estrogen was up to 239 today. Yay! So I am hoping to see more good follicles on Friday. Also, the lining of my uterus has thickened from 5 mm to 6 mm. By the time of ovulation, it is usually about 10 mm. A nice, thick, cushy landing pad for those embryos.
Wow, embryo. Just using that word strikes amazement in me. Could that minute, miraculous, cellular-level life form really exist inside me one day? Maybe around March 4th or so?
An online friend of mine had her egg retrieval today. They saw 4 mature follicles at her last scan, but they got 7 eggs today, which is great. Tomorrow morning she will find out how many eggs fertilized, and I am anxious to find out, too, though I am sure my anticipation does not even come close to hers.
This post is not too exciting, but I want to send love and thanks to everyone reading and keeping up with what's happening. It's great to know people are sharing in this with me.