Saturday, January 19, 2008

Six embryos!

We got our fertilization report early today, at about 11:30am. Of the 9 eggs, 6 fertilized. That's all she could tell us, but she was as excited to give us the good news as we were to receive it. As happy as I am with the news, I wish I knew about the eggs, the maturity of them, and whatever else they might know from analysis of the eggs and/or embryos. I guess we'll find all that out on Monday.

The transfer is scheduled for Monday at 9:30am. They don't plan to go for blasts unless there are more than 5 really super quality grade-5 embryos at day 3, so there is a slight chance we'd get pushed to a 5-day, but not likely (especially since it's on a Monday, rather than later in the week - I gathered that they work with minimal staffing on Sundays).

I'm just dying to know all the information that I can! However, sometimes that desire of mine just pushes them to give me bad news that doesn't do me any good.

It seems that we now have a choice as to how many embryos to put back. The recommended amount for my age is 2-3 depending on the grade. I feel very blessed to be able to have a choice, as we were told all along that if we made it to retrieval, we'd probably barely have the recommended 2-3 to transfer (or maybe even 1).

Thank you for your prayers and continued support. I've been very warmed by your comments, too.


Karen said...

Great news Lizzy. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow morning.

Wendy said...

I'm very excited for you, Lizzy!