Monday, March 5, 2012

Proud Mama Moment

Our third embryo, the one we chose not to transfer with the other two (for fear of multiples), our embryo that looked the weakest, the least "promising" (8 celled, but grade 2...and four is the best)...well s/he made it to five day freeze! Apparently s/he was a beautiful bastocyst on day five, which is perfect timing! My clinic keeps them for up to seven days...if they are not blasts by seven days, they dispose of them because they have basically arrested. Ours made it-and made it within the "normal" time frame. I'm proud of the little guy. S/he is a fighter!

So we have a snow pea on ice. This gives us slightly more options. If this round doesn't work, we could always try a FET. Of course, there is no guarantee that the little one would survive the "big thaw"...but I kind of feel like we should give him/her a chance, whether this cycle is a success or not.

I'm trying not to second guess our choice regarding how many to put back. Trying very hard. We worked with what we knew and we weighed the pros and cons. That's all anyone can do in any situation, and there is a certain piece of mind in that.


  1. That is great! We transferred our only two quality embryos and the other 3 arrested before they made it to blast :( We're praying these two will be there Wednesday when I go for my blood test, otherwise it's back to the drawing board!

  2. It's such a nerve wracking process, isn't it??!! So you did a three day transfer of the two embies? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! I, too, hate the thought of going back to the drawing board. With all we've been through with IVF, it's too bad there isn't more of a guarantee!

  3. Rachel! I wish there were some way I could message you on Blogger. I hope you've had fantastic news today!!!!!