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!

K 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!!