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Day 3 Embryo Update



First: Happy Valentine’s Day, sweet blog friends. I hope this over commercialized day finds you surrounded by loved ones, chocolate and, maybe if you are super lucky, balloons. (I love balloons and only assume the rest of the world does, too).

I know these embryo updates are super boring but I just can’t contain my excitement. Also, this blog serves two purposes: to connect with others dealing with infertility and to chronicle my journey so I can remember all the twists and turns, tragedies and triumphs. I promise a less boring post soon.

So Day Three Report!

We have 9 top baby-making candidates right now and some decent runners-up:

  • Two embryos are at 8 cell grade 4
  • Seven embryos are at 8 cell grade 3
  • There are some others at 6 cell grade 4 and then some with lower cell counts and grades.

My clinic will only freeze embryos at the blastocyst stage so my embabies still have a long way to go. But I know they can do it.

I keep getting all teary-eyed when I think of these blobs of cells in a lab. These are my potential babies and I love each and every one of them. I keep promising them that everyone who makes it to freezing will get a chance at life – be it in my ute or in an adopters ute. None of them will have undergone this strange beginning in vain.

Happy Valentines Day, sweet embryos. Belle and Mr. Husband love you very much.



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  1. February 14, 2012

    So excited for these embies.. and hoping for continued growth! I know what you mean about chronicling.. I have felt that same way in writing about IVF and pregnancy after loss.

    • February 14, 2012

      My memory is like this black hole where anything bad and yucky is immediately filtered out. Which is fine for things like the pain associated with egg retrieval, but not so fine when you want to remember how far you have come. Journaling is hte best way I have found to remember the hard times in a constructive way. How are you doing? I have been thinking about you and your little babies the past few days. Know some major good thoughts are coming at you from KY!

  2. February 14, 2012

    More great news!!:-) So happy for you!! Will keep cheering and sending positive vibes to the little embies and for all of them to make it!!

  3. February 14, 2012

    These updates aren’t boring, I want to know how your embabies are doing!!! So happy to hear good news!!

    • February 14, 2012

      I’m glad you don’t find them boring. Thanks for all your support, Robin. How are you feeling? I have been keeping you in my thoughts.

  4. February 14, 2012

    I love these embryo updates. Keep em coming! I’m so excited for you!

    And I got a balloon. 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!!

    • February 14, 2012

      Then someone must love you very, very much April!

  5. February 14, 2012

    Looking good! Excited for your embabies!

  6. February 14, 2012

    TOTALLY impressed by your embie making skills. Love hearing the updates! Hooray!

  7. February 14, 2012

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your little embabies! BTW, these are not boring posts to me. I enjoy reading the updates and hope to be there soon.

  8. February 14, 2012

    Don’t you dare call these updates boring!! We’re all dying to know the updates, I want to know how your little embies are doing every step of the way. They’re doing SOOO great, it’s so exciting!! You are one mean embryo making machine!

  9. February 14, 2012

    Please don’t stop the updates! I am so so so happy for you and your little embryos! What a fantastic report.

  10. February 14, 2012

    Aw, wishing you luck and sending growing vibes to your embies!

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