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A Six-Pack



I received my 6th and final call from the embryologist this morning. We have a total of 6 embabies in the freezer. This morning they put three more in to join the other three siblings, completing my embryo six-pack. Today’s stragglers really burst forth and shined, too, making me all the more confident that they will be the mini Hermanos. Their stats are as follows:

  • One Grade 6AB – this little one is fully hatched even!
  • One Grade 5AA – the embryologist described this one as “absolutely perfect”
  • One Grade 5BA – I think this one was scrambling to tie his/her shoes right before the microscope moved over to its corner of the petri dish!

Writing this is the first time I have been able to really let this all sink in. I received the call at 8:12 a.m., then had to call my mom, Mr. Husband, tell the coworkers and respond to urgent emails requesting IMMEDIATE EMBRYO INFO.  The rest of my day was a flurry of activity in the office. I finished off the official proof of the annual report (24 pages of organization-touting goodness) and fired off this months Insider internal newsletter.

Now, at 3 p.m., I finally have time to breathe, write, and relish in our success. We have 6 perfect or near perfect embryos waiting for us. Six opportunities at building the family of our dreams. Six little bundles of cells filled with the genetic maps that make Mr. Husband and I who we are – colorful, awkward, nerdy, delightful, creative and bold individuals (with thin hair and bad eye sight!)

I am absolutely overwhelmed.



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  1. February 17, 2012

    You should be, and you should feel PROUD! You and your husband made 6 little embies. It’s amazing and so beautiful. I’m so happy for you!!!

  2. February 17, 2012

    Hooray for mini Hermanos! 6 is a great number 🙂 🙂 what a great way to end the week!

  3. February 17, 2012

    Congratulations!!! 6 embabies is perfect. Not sO many that you are wondering where will you put them all but just enough to get you a good size family. Hooray!!!!

  4. February 17, 2012

    That’s amazing!!! Congratulations on the news! I’m sure you’re over the moon. Now go celebrate!

  5. February 17, 2012

    That is fantastic! So happy for you guys and those awesome little embies!

  6. February 17, 2012

    YIPPY! My hope for the future is that shaved heads for women becomes all the rage and LASIK becomes even cheaper! Thanks for sharing the ups and downs and the weird and wonderful journey you’re on!

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    February 17, 2012


  8. February 17, 2012

    oh yay! What good news! Hopefully all your wishes come true very soon 🙂

  9. Laura #
    February 17, 2012

    SO SO SO happy for you two lady! I knew that you would have a great set of embies to make your happy little family with! And, it would be super fab if there was a mini-Hermano in that group! cause he’s just as super awesome as you two 🙂 Loves!

  10. February 17, 2012

    That is so wonderful 🙂

  11. February 17, 2012

    Best news of the day. Congrats! I hope you get to do something special to celebrate tonight.

  12. February 18, 2012

    Just as I hoped! Yay for the embies!!!!! Hope you are getting rest- I know how painful the afters are.. thinking of you!

  13. February 18, 2012

    Oh Belle I am so so happy for you two!

  14. February 18, 2012

    CHILLS!!! YAY!! Please celebrate and love each other this weekend. There may not be many more of those “just you 2” weekends in your future..WHICH IS A GOOD THING! 🙂

  15. February 18, 2012

    RAD!!!! I am so happy for you guys 🙂

  16. February 18, 2012

    Congratulations on your six pack!! Fantastic! 🙂

  17. February 18, 2012

    Congratulations! 6 is a lovely number!

  18. February 18, 2012

    Woo hoo!!

  19. 35life #
    February 19, 2012

    Congrats! Sounds like things are going so well. What a relief!!

  20. February 19, 2012

    FANTASTIC!!! I’m so excited for you. I love how you called them a six pack, so cute 😉

  21. February 19, 2012

    Fantastic news! I hope this gives you everything you want.

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