|A blastocyst - not my blastocyst|
On Sunday afternoon, the embryologist called with our Day 5 results!
Out of the 12 fertilized eggs, 5 had made it to the blastocyst stage! All 5 of the eggs have a GRADE AA rating.
The embryologist decided to let 2 more grow until today (Day 6).
They also had good ratings! One was a AB and one was a BA.
WE HAVE 7 BLASTOCYSTS!
|removing cells from a blastocyst - again, not mine|
All 7 have had cells removed for genetic testing and are sitting in the freezer.
We are so excited! The past 18 months has been so hard just getting pregnant, and now it's like we are pregnant! Well, just not inside my body, and they are only still 6 days old and we still have so far to go, but it's a small miracle!
To help understand the grading/ratings better, imagine buying eggs at the grocery store. You want the best eggs possible right? So you select the AA (basically perfect). The AB grade is close to perfect and the BA rating is not too far off. Or you could think of it as A+, A-, and B+.
The other embryos, according to the embryologist, wouldn't have given us a baby. But he said these embryos could/can.
We hope they will.
We now wait.....about 2 weeks for the genetic results. The embryologist says we have a good chance to see around 60% of the embryos available for transfer after all is said and done (that could be 4 or 5 perfectly genetic embryos).
|the freezer where they are stored - just an example|
We feel so very blessed with these results. We know they are the product of constant prayers and positive thoughts by so many of our families and friends.