Monday, February 23, 2009


In case you are confused by the titles the past two's how to decipher it: 4 days past 3 day transfer (or 4dp3dt).

I talked to the IVF lab this morning. We have nothing to freeze. The two they were watching made it to the blastocyst stage (step one of being able to freeze), but they did not have an inner cell mass. Had no clue what that meant so here is a picture I found on wikipedia:

It appears that the inner cell mass is what actually allows the baby to grow and develop so they do not freeze if it isn't there. She was quick to remind me that all fertilized eggs are different so not to be concerned about the ones that were transferred. And, to be honest, I hadn't even thought about that until she said it. Thanks!

I also checked the grading for the two we had transferred because I didn't recall finding out on Thursday - the 8 cell was graded 3+. I believe they grade on a 1-4 scale with 4 being the best, is this right, Jamie? (another question I should have asked before getting off the phone). Apparently, they do not grade the morula's, but she said that it was very nice.



Angry Infertile said...

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Alex and Jill said...

I'm sorry you didn't have any make it to freeze, but I'm trusting you won't need any, since these two have implanted and all. :)


Jamie said...

Yes, you are right on the "grade scale".

Don't worry too much about not having any to freeze. We didn't freeze any with Bo's cycle and we were blessed with him. :)

Jessie said...

I'm sorry the other two didn't look promising to freeze. I wonder happens with those types of blasts. Do they miscarry, never implant?

twondra said...

I'm sooooo sorry the other two didn't make it to freeze. (((HUGS)))

Culross' said...

I'm sorry about there not being any to freeze, but i think you have two babies in your belly right now!!!:) Still praying for you!

Infertility Demons said...

Still sending positive vibes your way! Thanks for the comments on my blog(s) your support is appreciated! Mocha says "Hi" to Kahlua:)

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

hi, april. to answer your question-no, i didnt have any hcg boosters.

cant wait to see your bfp!