Monday, July 4, 2011


The clinic called before 8 am this morning to tell us that our transfer has been postponed till tomorrow at 11:30 am.

My embryos are a little slow.  It is currently day 5, but they are a the day 4 stage.  The clinic wants to wait another day to give the little embabies a chance to grow into blastocysts, which is ideal for implantation.  So I'm a little bummed.

The good news is, I still have 5 embryos still in the running.  3 are still growing and compacting (nurse's word), which means they are at the morula stage, right before they become blastocysts, which is when we would want to do the transfer.  The other 2 embryos are a little behind, but could possibly catch up.

Also found out that we actually had 7 that fertilized, not 6.  One must have fertilized later.  Because we have  a few embryos to work with, they want to wait till tomorrow to pick the best ones to transfer.

So, we wait some more.  Though slow, I'm relieve that we still have a few embryos to work with.  Please pray that they will continue to grow in leaps and bounds, and we will be pleasantly surprised tomorrow when we do the transfer.

Where we are right now, day 4 stage: Morula (though we are currently on day 5)
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Where we want to be at transfer time, day 5 stage: Blastocyst
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  1. So sad to hear this news....but it's just a delay, hopefully you'll have good news soon!

  2. I think that is awesome that they are all still kicking around and doing what they should be doing. So they are a little slow, that's okay. Slow and steady wins the race!!!

  3. How disappointing to face this delay! Does a day 6 transfer at least mean one less day you'll have to wait for the (positive ... pleeease!) beta?