Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Embabies Day #3 Update



Got the update on my growing babies!!! So exciting.


As you may remember, we had retrieved 17. 11 of those 17 fertilized (with ICSI) and out of those 11... all 11 are still dividing/growing/kicking/hanging in there. One is not looking too good but 11 nonetheless. From what I understand, they are looking for embryos to be 6 cells or more on day 3.


Here are our embabies stats:
1 - 3 cell, grade B (this is the one not looking too good)
1 - 6 cell, grade A
1 - 7 cell, grade A
2 - 8 cells, grade A
5 - 9 cells, grade A
1 - 10 cell, grade A


Looking good so far. We won't get another update till Friday (Day 5) when they do the biopsy for PGD. This is always the scary part for me. We historically haven't produced many chromosomally normal embryos. IVF cycle #1 we had 11 eggs retrieved and only 1 was chromosomally normal. IVF cycle #2 we had 20 eggs retrieved and 3 were chromosomally normal. Scary to know our numbers take such a hit with PGD (well, it's not PGD's fault). I will post more about PGD and our experiences with it over the next couple days since I know some of my blogger friends were interested in knowing more about it. Stay tuned.


Still feeling really yucky. Really yucky. This is the worst I have felt after a retrieval. By far. I am basically still in bed. Lol. My whole torso hurts. Like even behind my breast bone. Not just in pain in my abdomen, it runs all the way up my torso. Just trying to take it easy and focus on feeling better before my transfer on Saturday. So glad I have a few more days till then.


Hopefully I will be able to be more talkative tomorrow... I really want to go into more detail about retrieval (for those new to IVF'ers out there) and talk about PGD. Just not feeling up to it yet.

14 comments:

  1. I am intrigued about PGD, so looking forward to that post. Also, I thought it was totally brave of you to still have your Superbowl party after your retrieval. I felt awful until the 4th day after it. Keep on resting. And hooray for many embryos growing and dividing!

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  2. I'm sorry your feeling so crummy but good new on the babies!!!!

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  3. Sorry you're still not feeling well, but that picture is a beautiful sight! Fingers crossed for the PDG results.

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  4. Wowowowowowow!!! You get a three day update. I wish I did. I hear nada til Friday morning.

    Your stats are fantastic. Congratulations!!

    Looking forward to Friday. What time is your transfer?

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  5. Sounds like your embabies are doing fantastic so far! Here's hoping they keep it up right through pgd. Good luck!!

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  6. Feel better soon! Looking forward to next post on PGD...

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  7. Sorry you're not feeling well. I do hope it passes before Saturday. Keeping fingers crossed that even after PGD your embarked are all good.

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  8. That's an awesome report! Hoping you feel better soon.

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  9. I'm hoping that you have several that are chromosomal normal to transfer and freeze. Good Luck!

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  10. So glad your embies are looking good. Sending you tons of good luck for the PGD. I'm sorry you're feeling bad still!

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  11. keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and praying for good news to follow :)

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  12. Those are some neat pictures to look at. I'll keep your ebmabies in my thoughts! I hope you feel better soon!

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  13. Hate to hear that your not feeling well but thanks for the update on the embabies! Get some rest!

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  14. YAY! Keep growing embies!!! I too can't wait to hear about the PGD. Hoping you got some good news today!

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