Si did a wonderful job of updating the blog yesterday while I was. . .eh, incapacitated and under the influence of Valium=). Thanks hun!! I just thought I would do a quick follow up update for today, 1dp5dt (one day post five day transfer for you non IVF'ers).
So yesterday morning when the RE called she told us we had 1 - Grade 4 AB (excellent quality) blastocyst, 1 - Grade 4 B (great quality) blast, 1 "good quality blast" and 1 "decent quality morula" (day 4/5ish blast). She would only transfer two, so she transferred the excellent and the great. This is all a review I know.
Anyway, I didn't receive a call from the clinic today updating our frozen status (slackers), so I called them! We have two blastocysts that were good enough quality to be frozen this morning. YAY. So add that to our 12 day 1 embryos, and we have a total of 14 embryos that can be used for future FET (frozen embryo transfer) cycles.
Now, that being said, we should probably do some math on this. We don't have a gazillion kiddos waiting to be thawed and transferred. My RE only does blastocyst transfers for FET cycles (day 5 or day 6 embryos). Of the 13 embies that we grew out for our fresh blastocyst transfer, only 4 actually made it to blastocyst stage and were good enough quality to be transferred or frozen. That only equates to about 31% of the 13 fertilized embryos. This isn't a great number. I would then guess that maybe of the 12 "day one" frozen embryos remaining, maybe 3-4 of them would make it to blast stage. SO, realistically, we probably could get 2 FET's out of our remaining embryos. Cool. Last time we only got one FET out of the deal=).
This is looking a bit more promising than our last cycle.
To the babies insided of me - grow little ones, grow! I have started talking to the babies, cheering for the babies (thanks Sheila!), and singing to the babies. I think it makes them happy. I hope it makes them happy anyway, and makes them want to divide and conquer and grow big and strong=).
Hope you all are having a great day, and thanks for all the prayers and well wishes!!! I will of course keep updates coming in as they become availalbe=)