At every monitoring appointment so far this cycle, the various ultrasound techs have all counted eight follicles. Four on each ovary.
Today, seemingly out of nowhere, four more follicles showed up. While most of them are not really measurable, one of them appears to have gone from not existing at all to being 12mm big in the space of two days. How does that even happen?? I now have seven follicles in the running between 12 to 16mm, with five (FIVE!) on the right and two on the left.
At first I was like:
But then I:
Of course this is the point where the little bird named Hope starts fluttering its wings and trying to take flight, and I'm forced to pluck some of its feathers to stop it from getting off the ground. Getting seven eggs would be great, yes. But it's not guaranteed. And even if it was, we still have that whole 50% fertilization rate hurdle to jump.
Oh, screw it. Keep dancing, boys. Two more days of stims, back in on Saturday.