Friday, September 25, 2009

16

We are the proud parents of 16 embryos. I love them dearly already. The fate of the other 8 eggs is really interesting...4 eggs were immature, 3 eggs allowed the sperm in, but didn't really want to get together (they only had 1 polar body) , and 1 egg allowed 2 sperm in (it had 3 polar bodies).
I am in total awe. I'm so excited. I really hope they make it. SuperSueIVFNurseSupreme told me to prepare for a 3 day transfer, which would be Sunday. I am a little disappointed with this because I've read that 5 day blastocyst transfers work a lot better. The risk of the 5 day transfer is that they don't make it to 5 days living in the lab. The risk of the 3 day is that they replace embryos that are destined to expire. I kind of like the Darwin-esque survival of the fittest thing of the 5 day transfer. I guess we've already bucked that whole system though. The clinic is having a team meeting this afternoon and they will sort of decide then. I've read on other blogs that clinics often say to get ready for a 3 day and then change their minds...I hope this is what happens. The clinic feels that the best place for the embryos is my body. I'm going to have to continue to trust this amazing group of people who have come to mean so much to us.
Gregg caught a glimpse of the baby lab yesterday when he was dropping off his goods. He said it was very dark. 16 lil' embryos down there in the dark. 2 anxious parents, fingers crossed. Copious tears.

5 comments:

  1. 16 is a great yield. Grow, little ones, grow!

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  2. Wow, that's great! Go embabies, go!

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  3. Oh wow! I am following with bated breath.

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  4. Holy moly - that is crazy good! Good luck - I'll be following! :)

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