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My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Embryos - Day 3

So far so good!  All 15 embryos are dividing and growing, and the clinic is very happy with the progress.  Here's the boring (to everyone but David and I!) details.

14 made it to 8 cell
1 made it to 7 cell

These are what our embryos look like today..

2 are Grade 4 - that's poor quality
8 are Grade 3 - that's average quality
5 are Grade 2 - that's very good quality

The clinic is happy with Grades 1, 2 and 3 and have great success with these quality eggs.

We will have two embryos transferred at 10:30 Wednesday.  Then I take it easy for a day and fly home on Thursday.  I can't wait to get home and see the shop and my kids and the dog and the cat and mom and everyone!


  1. Yeah! I am so happy for you. It sounds like everything is going wonderfuly. I am sorry David had to leave though. Are you finding lots of stuff to keep you busy. You will be having your transfer while I am having my retrieval. This is all really happening!

  2. Yay, I am finally caught up. I am glad my trip wasn't long so I could get your entry about embryo transfer in real time on Wednesday. I am so excited for you! It sounds like everything is going smoothly and those little babies are dividing away. I'll say it again -- we only had 2 at this point that were 8 cell and somehow we have quadruplets, so you are already miles ahead of us in embryo quality. I have a good feeling! =)

  3. That is great news! You have amazing eggs!

  4. Awesomeness. I needed to hear something hopeful today. Fingers still crossed for continued good news. :-)

  5. I will be praying for you.....continuously :)
    tomorrow is a BIG day......can't wait to hear how it goes! and I bet you will be SO happy to go home!!