Sunday, June 11, 2006
Unless something changes, it looks like we're heading towards a 5-day transfer. My RE called this morning with the following news:
5 out of 6 of the embies that fertilized right away are Excellent quality (Grade 1) at the 6-8 cell stage. The other 1 out of those 6 is of VeryVery Good quality (Grade 1.5) at the 6-8 cell stage. Our late-bloomer is looking good but is still behind the others at 2-4 cells.
We are scheduled for a transfer of 2 blastocysts on Tuesday morning.
Not all of our embryos are statistically likely to make it to blast stage, so we might lose a few, but at this point (due to the good quality) it looks like we'll have enough to freeze for at least one FET. That would be really nice.
There's a lot of sensitive cell-division action that these embryos have to go through in the next couple days. They don't even check the embryos on Day 4 because they don't want to disturb them at all. Next, they'll be heading towards the compacted morula stage (16-32 cells), which I see as a kind of teenage phase - things can be kinda rough in there until they reach blastocyst.
So I am keeping calm and gentle thoughts while biology does its thing. Just think, we were all compacted morulas once. ;)
Posted by YouGuysKnow at 9:25 AM