Monday, March 10, 2008

Freezer/Sticky Bun Update

We are officially cleared for a Day 5 transfer on Wednesday! What a relief. Today our embryos are as follows:

3-8 cell, grade 4-
3-8 cell, grade 3+
3-6 cell, grade 3+
1-7 cell, grade 3

In our clinic's grading system, grade 4 is the best. At this stage, they like to see the embryos with 6-10 cells with a grade 3+, 4-, or 4. So we have 9 embryos that are still making the grade, so to speak. The 7 cell embryo is not making the grade-it is only graded as a 3 because it is a little too fragmented.

They will not check on them again until Wednesday morning, so I hope they will quietly grow, divide, and thrive until then. We are supposed to check in at the clinic at noon on Wednesday. We will be there 3+ hours as I'm getting acupuncture before and after transfer again. Then bed rest for 48 hours.

This week, I'll add tunes from my relaxation playlist that I will listen to prior to and after transfer (during acupuncture). Today's tune makes me picture myself on the beach sipping a nice cool cocktail.

So to stick with that theme, here's another photo from our honeymoon in Maui.

14 comments:

M said...

Sending lots of relaxing, happy embryo vibes!

PJ said...

That's awesome!

I'm cheering you on!

Rhonda said...

i think you need to (if you have not already) have some of your photos printed - makes for less costly art at the house!

Happy Wednesday and divide little embies!!!

Maryanne said...

Grow little guys, grow!!! Things lookin' positive so far!!!!

beautycourage said...

Wow- those look great!!! Good luck tomorrow-

Spicy Sister said...

love the photos, love the music - and love the good news for you!!! YAY! Grow embies - GROW!!!!

Still sending you all kinds of good wishes and vibes.

And thank you so much for your recent comment on my blog - your comments are always so thoughtful and gracious. It really means a lot to me. Thank you for taking the time to reach out.

Alison said...

This is good news!!! Wednesday cannot get here quicker! :)

IVFer said...

embryos looking good! hoping for the best for ya!

Melanie said...

Those are fabulous, outstanding embryos you've got there. Truly wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Everything sounds great! Good luck tomorrow and relax...

Jen said...

Yay yay! Good luck.

Jen said...

Oh, and I seriously didn't know they went into that much detail with our embies at CCRM. Or I didn't ask enough on their grading during our fresh cycle!

shinejil said...

Congrats! Go, little buns!

InfertileMyrtle said...

Im so happy for you! 'Grow' forth and multipy/ divide.. whatever you need to do to be the best babies possible!!