Got a call from the embryologist this morning!
We had 19 eggs fertilized, and out of those 19, we currently have:
9 grade 1
7 grade 2
4 grade 3
Yeah, that's 20. I'm not really sure what the deal is there- and I didn't do the math until after she got off the phone. But whatever, I'm going with it.
She did mention that out of the grade 1 embryos, 5 are 8 cell. She didn't go into more detail on the others.
Remember, that the grading scale is regarding "fragmentation". My clinic uses a 3 point scale, so 1 means there's very little framentation (meaning the cells are dividing normally), 2 means there's some fragmentation, and 3 means there's a little more fragmentation than we'd like to see. As the cells divide, they leave fragments behind. Too many fragments means something's not normal.
She did say that this is just a snapshot in time and everything could change (grade 3 could turn around to be better graded or grade 1's could turn into grade 3's- like we saw last time).
I begged and pleaded with her again to take super good care of our little ones...I didn't want the same shock on transfer day as last time. But I can tell you that she never once brought up the "elective single embryo transfer" like she did the last time! Ha!
We've got a lot more to work with this time, but the quality is a little different (actually, a little too similar...). I'm still super happy, but I think on Day 3 last time we had 11 fertilized, 9 of which were grade 1 (weird), and 2 were grade 2. No grade 3's. Day 5 we had no grade 1's, no blasts. We had one grade 2 and one grade 3... Petri and Ducky. Petri stuck (I say it was Petri because he was a boy in the Land Before Time...and we found out that ours was a boy...which is still really too much for me to talk about).
Alright, so I'm feeling hopeful and a little scared right now. Five AWESOME looking embies, 4 really really good, 7 right there in the game, and 4 that are hanging on. C'mon little ones, I know you can make it this time! I know you've got it in you!!
We're scheduled for a day 5 transfer at 1:15 on Tuesday.