Five whole follicles today, with a few more in the works. I don't know if they'll get big enough to mature by the time the other follies are ready to go, but I went for more acupuncture today to try and help nudge them along. Estradiol is just south of 800. So I guess I'm just happy that this isn't a complete and total bust. I can live with "not stellar," "not great," as long as I still have a chance. In an ideal world, I would prefer to not earn the "poor responder" label if at all possible, but that's out of my hands.
Of course, I have no idea how viable any of these eggs are, but the ultrasound tech (herself an IVF grad and so very understanding) said that sometimes a slow stim can lead to better fertilization. Who knows if that's true. This is all so new to me.
Oh, and my lining is great. I guess it's at 8mm so far with 3 distinct layers. So I excelled in one area. Yay!
God, can there be anything more navel-gazing than doing IVF? I'm literally staring at my navel all the time, silently wishing for everything under it to kick into gear. And then I come here to report what's going on in there.