Sorry I left you all hanging. It’s been a crazy week at school and I just haven’t had time. We had back to school night one night and I’ve been running around all week.
So we had 10 retrieved. On Wednesday I got a call from my nurse that only 6 of the 10 were mature. I was really disappointed because I thought with my E2 as high as it was at least 8 would be mature. But it wasn’t the case. HOWEVER, of the 6 FOUR of them fertilized! This is better then my last 2 IVF cycles! It’s the best I’ve done in 2 years. This is big (and hopefully good) news.
Yesterday I got my day 2 update and we really had to talk about things. I had 2 4-cell embryos of very good quality. I also had 2 3-cell embryos of fair quality. Not too bad. We discussed PGD, freezeing, etc. I’ve decided that if all 4 make it to day 5 blasts we’ll send them out for PGD. If only 3 make it we’ll transfer 2 and freeze 1. If 2 make it we’ll transfer those and if 1 makes it we will transfer it. I feel like we’ll have the best chance with day 5 blasts.
I’m freaking out a little bit because I hate to wait until Sunday to see how they are doing. It’s scary wiaitng. If they don’t call me Sunday morning I have to be there at 9 for a 9:30 transfer.. That means between 1-3 made it. If I get a call Sunday morning it means 1 of 2 things. Either all 4 made it and we’re doing PGD with a freeze. Then we’ll do FET next month. The other option is that none of the embryos made it to blast and I have nothing to transfer. I have to say, I’m hoping for no call. That way I know at least SOMETHING made it. Sunday is going to be a BAD day for me.
I got another update today. As of noon all 4 are still kicking. I realize that most embryos are lost between day 3 and day 5 so I have a long way to go. But my update was good. They like to see between 6-8 cells on day 3. I have 2 8-cell very good quality embryos, 1 8-cell fair quality, and 1 9-cell fair quality so I’m feeling pretty good about that. I’m hoping for 2 to make it to Sunday but I’ll even take one!
So please keep me and the embryos in your thoughts. I’m hoping we get something good out of this cycle!