Thank you so much for all of your prayers and positive thoughts. We got our call this morning at about 8:40 am regarding the transfer time. We are all set for an 8:45 am ultrasound guided transfer for tomorrow. While on the phone with the RN I asked if I would still get a call from the lab. She said she wasn't sure but that if she got the message to schedule then everything should be going well. So I hung up with her and immediately called my acupuncturist with the transfer time so that we can schedule our pre & post sessions.
Shortly after that my phone rang again. It was the lab. I was greated with a chipper female voice but the whole time I was holding my breath that maybe she was just one of those overly happy morning people bearing bad news. On the contrary, she reported that all four of our embryos are growing strong. Our lab grades early embryos on a scale of 1-5 (1 being the best) and then gives percent fragmenation. Day 2 embryos should be between 2-4 cells. Our little "Ham"bryos are:
4 cell - grade 1, 0% fragmentation
2 cell - grade 1, 0% fragmentation
4 cell - grade 3, 0% fragmentation
6 cell - grade 3, 0% fragmentation
Did you read that? NO fragmenation!!! The Embryologist encouraged us that the grade 3's having no fragmentation typically mean that they were in the process of dividing when she looked at them and not to be concerned at all. She said that everything looks perfect. We discussed how many we'd transfer because we have elected to do assisted hatching. Typically this is used for a number of things but one of them is when a couple has had failed IVF cycles with healthy embryos, and that's us. Hence the Medrol that I'm taking to prevent any inflamation that could harm our embryos and their intentionally cracked zona. Hammer and I are very encouraged and thankful for all of your prayers and ask that they continue as we wait till tomorrow to put our little "Ham"bryos back where they belong - at least for 9 months.