The transfer went well.
I didn’t receive a phone call from my doctor that morning for the day 3 report, so I was kind of anxious all morning until around 12:15 p.m. (the transfer time). When I arrived at the clinic, I learned that my personal doctor would be doing the transfer—which is why he didn’t call me.
So, right before the transfer he shared with me that we had 10-, 8-, and 7-cell embryos. Right before the transfer, the embryologist shared with us that the 8-cell had gone to 9 cells! They expect the embryos to be between 6 and 10 cells, so it was great news! One of the 6-cell embryos from the day 2 report was still 6 cells, so that’s the one we didn’t transfer. It was also starting to develop a lot of fragmentation, so I’m not expecting it to make it to freeze. I asked about the other embryos’ fragmentation. Dr. Levens said there was little to no fragmentation on the rest. For the day 3 report, they all received the highest score. So, in went three little embryos. 🙂
It sucks that I don’t know whether they have turned into blastocysts. I guess that is really helpful information the day 5 report offers. Last time, many of my nine embryos were doing quite well on day 3, but their growth between days 3 and 5 really slowed down. Because of that experience, I kind of hate not knowing.
But, I’d say the Lord and you all worked a little miracle because numbers were anything but on my side last Friday. I mean, three good quality embryos on day 3 out of four total? I really can’t ask for more.
Being on Lexapro this time around, my mindset is quite different—in a good way. It certainly won’t change the outcome, but I actually believe this can work. Instead of living in fear/dread right now, I’m just praying for my little babies. I don’t know if this will make things harder if it doesn’t work, but the 2WW is still life. I still have to live these next two weeks.
Thank you all for your prayers.
I hope you beautiful ladies have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Please know that I am so, so, so thankful for all of you.