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Day 5



Today’s report came in at 9:30 a.m. Thank gawd because I don’t think my bum could take another round of anxiety shits.

As of today, we have three blastocysts going to the deep freeze. One rated 3AA and two at 2AA.

There are 3 more embryos that they expect will reach the blastocyst stage tomorrow. There are 6 more embryos that are at morula stage and have a chance of reaching blastocyst by tomorrow.  There are 7 that are just not making it.

A little story: My brother and I are really close. He is my best friend and I just can’t imagine life without him. As kids, Hermano* was a champion dawdler.  He was always the last one to get his shoes on when we were leaving for school. No one really understands why, but it was such a production and took so long. Once we got all the way to our high school, which was a solid 30 minute drive with traffic, and he looked at his feet and exclaimed “I forgot my shoes!”

Despite these tendencies, Hermano has always shocked us with his academic and artistic prowess. He is brilliant and able to recite long chunks of lectures having taken zero notes. His artistic abilities and sensitivity to the world around him blow everyone away.

While we were visiting Hermano and his fiancé in New York, we were all standing at the front door, sweating in coats, hats and gloves while Hermano put his shoes on. I looked at his lovely fiancé and started laughing, “He has ALWAYS been this way! A life-long dawdler.”

Dawdling aside, my brother is one of the best humans I know. Kind, creative, feisty and intensely passionate,  I would be overjoyed to parent a child just like him. Even if it meant a lifetime of waiting for someone to put on their shoes.

I sincerely hope that these dawdling embryos are full of Hermano genes and that they will burst forth at the last-minute with something grand.

*  I call my brother Hermano IRL and on the blog even though we are Scottish.
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  1. February 16, 2012

    Gosh…I really got teary eyed thinking of your little Hermano embabies…you will be a great Mom to whomever pops out but a little Hermano mixed with some Bird….Sheesh…that equals best kid ever 🙂 I so feel the love from this post towards your Brother. You are both great people that I am happy to share genes with! HUGS and HAPPY DAY 5! Good News 🙂
    (now I am off to Dr. Google to figure out what all this blasty-stuff means.)

  2. February 16, 2012

    Awwww I love this story… I’m hoping some of those Hermano genes are working their magic in your embies 🙂 🙂

  3. February 16, 2012

    6-12 embryos to freeze is amazing! I am so happy for you.

    My husband was quite the dawdler. Born premature, he supposedly didn’t talk until he was 4, but something must have clicked somewhere along the way because he eventually made it through graduate school. (Well almost. He does have 1 last chapter of his dissertation to finish…one of these days.)

    Dawdlers can be really wonderful! Being first is totally overrated.

  4. February 17, 2012

    Embryos to freeze is awesome! I hope you won’t be needing them for awhile 🙂

  5. February 17, 2012

    Such a sweet story. Hoping and praying your little dawdlers are going to surprise you.

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