Good news folks- we have ONE FROZEN EMBRYO & we are so pleased. We have never had any embryos to freeze in past cycles so this is such good news!🎉
So of the five embryos they were watching: four made it to day 6 but the other three were behind in development and not considered ‘good quality’.
Only one little embie was frozen today that made it to full blastocyst and was starting to expand before being frozen. It was considered a grade 3CB embryo which means it made it to full blast and the cells that form the baby and the placenta could be seen. The embryologist told me it was of good quality which is all that really matters.
Funny thing is remember in my last blog post how I said there were five embryos remaining and two were delayed at day 3 being only 4 & 5 cells when expected is between 6-10…well our little embie that became our frostie was actually that 5 cell embryo that was not expected to survive. It started off slow but ended up surpassing all the rest! This goes to show never count those out who start off slower or expected to lose- they could be your little engine that could (or in our case little embie that could!) 💪❤
The yellow arrow below indicates whereabouts our frostie was in development when frozen ❄.
Below is a table that my clinic provided to me that shows how a typical good quality embryo should develop (for your knowledge & interest).
So, now those two embies they transferred to me on day 3 should be at the stage of hatching and will begin to implant (hopefully) within the next few days 🤞🙏💛.
Mike & I have been trying to keep our minds occupied best we can. The hardest part is the waiting and not knowing. We won tickets to go to the GLOW Barrie and spent a few hours there last night enjoying & having some much needed time together.
Now the long wait. Hope will have good news to share in the next few weeks. But no matter what happens we have had a positive experience at this new clinic and we are very happy we chose to try there for lucky number three. The results show progress in positive ways and I can only be thankful for that and continue to hope. Xo
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