Today is Day 2.
Dr. L called yesterday to check in. He said we had 11 eggs, 10 mature and 8 fertilized. He sounded optimistic and pointed out that even though we got less than the last few cycles, our numbers are very similar to that of our very first IVF cycle where we actually got something to freeze.
He also said that the sperm looked better than it has in a long time. Motility was up to around 50%. I think we are both hoping that this well help our shitty attrition rate and we will get something to Day 5.
I just got a call today to give me another update.
We actually have 9 embryos growing! One was a little late to fertilize, but it is growing. I am so happy about that!!
3-5 cells, 2 of which have 10% fragmentation
3-6 cells, 1 has 20% fragmentation an 1 has 30% fragmentation
I fully expect the two 6 cells to not to be great due to higher fragmentation. I just hope that the ones that we have look better and turn into a baby in 9 months.
Do you want to hear something crazy? If this cycle works, the due date would be Feb 10th.
That is one day before M’s bday, and the date we found out about Brynn. Maybe, just maybe, that is a good sign and Brynn had a hand in helping us.