Thursday, March 17, 2011

Girl power

Home resting after transfer.

It turned out that the normal embryo was also in the best shape - grade II early blastocyst. The next best embryo was also a Grade II early blastocyst but had one monosomy. There's about a 5% chance it's actually normal with two markers that were too close together to distinguish. The third embryo was a Grade II morula but had two monosomies, which gives it only a 1% chance of being normal. (Grade I and Grade II embryos have the same chance of live birth.)

We transferred the first two. All three were female, so that wasn't a factor (we would have chosen to transfer one of each if we'd had the choice).

He estimates 30% chance for the normal one (based purely on age (almost 36) and the Grade II characteristics) and like I said 5% for the other. I feel more optimistic than this would suggest, since I've gotten BFPs from both prior transfers. But we'll see - at least we know we can make normal embryos!

Transfer was a little more involved only because he had to switch to a more curved catheter.

And I gave myself the giggles when they radioed that the embryos were on the way and I called out "embryos walking!". Hee! I had to not look at the ultrasound screen cuz all the juggling kept me laughing.

Since it's a Day 5 transfer, implantation could be as soon as tomorrow night. I'll go out to acupuncture tomorrow but will otherwise be at home.

Betas at 10 and 12 days post transfer.

Thanks for all your support! And I'm so thrilled that Lady Pumpkin and Jen had transfers today as well, and CGD got a fabulous fertilization report!

16 comments:

  1. Fantastic that you're given so much information about your little ones... we were just told whether whether they were good quality or not and then whether they could go on to be frozen. All my thoughts are with you and hoping it all goes well... sounds like you've got great stats on your side and your positive feeling too xoxo

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  2. good news all around today!! yay! so happy for you on this report. I hope the next 10 days go very fast for you. here to hold your hand as you wait out the beta.
    love to you....
    c

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  3. great news!! can't wait to hear your good news in 10 days :-)

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  4. Great news!! Hoping the wait flies by :)

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  5. So great to hear your good news! Crossing my fingers for more to come for you!

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  6. Buckle up. You and me and the rest of us are all in here together.

    Congrats on welcoming them home.

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  7. Good luck. Sounds like great news. I love that you know the gender already.

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  8. Congrats on your normal little girls! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for solid implantation soon!

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  9. What wonderful news! Rest up, mama!!!

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  10. Yay! Yay! Yay! Now, all you need to do is rest and not go crazy during the 10-day wait!!! Good luck, my friend! :)

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  11. Such wonderful news that the best quality one was also the winner of the PDG process! I'm optimistic for you too- and as I've said- as my-almost-infertility-twin you make me feel braver and more hopeful myself. Thank you!

    Will be sending all positive thoughts your way. xxx

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  12. Great news! I'm hoping that time flies and soon you'll find out you have a beautiful baby all snuggled in.

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  13. Hooray hooray hooray! PUPO Power!!! Sending love, girl, and so much hope. Goooo, team!!

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  14. I wish you the very best. By the way I'm in the bay area also. My TTC timeline (when we started TTC, when we started IUI) is almost the same as yours except we took a break in 2010 and didn't start IVF until recently.

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