We had our baseline appointment this morning and got our first look at my little follicles (very little right now). I guess I missed some information along the way because I had no idea they would be giving us a follicle number today. We had 8-9 on one ovary and 9-10 on the other, and my RE indicated that a few more might form but that this was basically what we were working with. I must admit that at first I was a little disappointed.....I thought the number should be higher. After doing a little googling and talking with a few women who have done IVF recently, I feel much better. I'm also trying to remind myself that I cannot control the number of follicles, or eggs, that I produce.
We also found out that my thrombophilia panel came back with almost completely normal results. The only thing that was a little off was that my MTHFR enzyme level was slightly elevated. My doctor was not concerned. He did switch me to a prenatal vitamin with more of the active form of folic acid, but he was confident that this had nothing to do with my previous losses. If anyone out there in bloggie world has any insight on MTHFR, please pass it along. I keep referring to it as mother f***er because for some reason when I see this string of letters that is the first thing that pops in my mind. I'm pretty sure that is not what it stands for, but it's much easier to remember!