Finally some good news!
After a few hour of anxious waiting, I got my Day 3 report this morning. The nurse told me that all 5 of my embryos are doing good. That's right my fifth embryo that they weren't sure would fertilize normally made it and is growing!
Before I go into the details on my little embabies. I explain about embryo grading on Day 3. My clinic looks at two things when grading an embryo, number of cells and fragmentation. On day 3 embryos should be 6-10 cells, any more or less could be a sign that they are not chromosomally normal. As for fragmentation, my clinic grades each embryo on a scal of 1-3, with 1 being little to no fragmentatio and 3 being significant fragmentation. The thing about fragmentation is that it is not always an indicator of a poor quality embryo. In fact, my clinic doesn't see any difference in success rates for grade 1 or grade 2 embryos.
Here are the deeds on how my embryos scored:
The fantastic four
2- 7 cell grade 2 embryos
1- 6 cell grade 2 embryo
1- 5 cell grade 2 embryo (ok he's a cell short, but it think he could just be a slow poke like DH)
The fifth little embie that could
1- 8 cell grade 3 embryo (he might be grade 3, but he's my over achiever in cells)
This is so much better than last cycle where in Day 3 we had three grade 3 embryos (two 4 cell and a 3 cell). The nurse also gave me some additional scores for some of my embryos, but I am not sure exactly what they mean. Our two 7 cell embryos were scored 85 and 65 and our 8 cell grade 3 was scored a 50. She said that they have seen pregnancy with as low as a score of 30, so this sounds good to me!
My transfer is scheduled for Wednesday at noon. The clinic will check the embryos again Wednesday morning, but will only call if they have to cancel the transfer or push it back a day. So after a morning of willing the phone to ring, I am hoping to not hear a peep from my clinic on Wednesday.
Now I just need these embryos to keep growing and make some pretty little blastocysts for transfer on Wednesday!