Friday, October 9, 2009

Chat with Embryologist..

No, this is not one of my embryos BUT, it looks like most of my embryos. All 6 of them are blastocysts. Since my transfer is a mere 13 days from now-The embryologist called yesterday to discuss the embryos and which ones we wanted to thaw. Naturally, we want to implant 2 so will be thawing the straw with 2 in it. In this straw are 2 5 day blasts-one graded 4AB and one 4BB. These are excellent quality. If you would like to know more about how they grade embryos-GO HERE.

The other 4 are also excellent quality and graded either a 3 or 4. There are 3 in one straw and one 6 day blast in the other straw.
She said their clinic has an 80-90% success rate on thawing. I am already confident that both little sweeties will survive the thaw. If not, she will thaw the straw with 1 in it.
I also got more info on the egg donor mom today from my actual donor couple. For some reason all along I thought she was 24 or 26. She was only 22 when she donated her eggs. That being said, the embryologist says it is very likely that the transfer will work. She explained that the age of the egg donor is what they go on to give a success rate for pregnancy. If I were using a 40 year olds eggs (aka my own) with the same grading of 4AA or 4AB-the chances of the transfer working would go down considerably.
I am so thankful to the Lord tonight for my unselfish donor couple. They will never know the joy & love they have given us. I told her how nervous, excited and anxious I was about the upcoming transfer & she shared this verse with me... I will cling to it especially since it was sent from her through God to me.
So, DO NOT FEAR, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10


  1. Now I want to call our clinic and see what our 3 were rated at! Oh, yeah....a "perfect 10"! Are you sure you don't want to go for the straw w/3??? It's lots of fun!:)I think they will all thaw successfully as well! It is such an amazing process... only GOD (thank you very much)!!!

  2. Less than 2 weeks to go! I remember having the "how many to thaw" talk with our embryologist - it was exciting and made the whole thing feel so real! I'm excited that it's about to happen for you. :)

  3. my heart was all a flutter reading this! Oh my! keep us posted. We are all living vicariously through you right now. God bless you and your babies.


  4. I am sooo very happy for you!!!! I can hardly wait for you to follow in my footsteps and I can tell you, "I told you this wasn't easy!!!" Knowing you, your pregnancy will be a piece of cake- which I will be thrilled for as the ending is what is most important!!!