First of all, it turns out that our 2 late-maturing eggs did fertilize after all, so we have a total of 6 little embies! They are of course a little behind on the growing, so they are both at 4 cells right now. Out of our initial 4 embies, 2 of them are right on target at 8 cells (my RE gave them an "A" and an "A+"!) and the other 2 are growing a little slower at 5 cells now. My RE said that for our age group, 2 should be enough. But he decided he wanted to go ahead and transfer one of the 5-cells as well, for "insurance" as he put it. He thinks that our other 3 should be able to make it to freeze. However, the embryologist said that one of the 4-cells may have some problem. She said it's "too big" or "too uneven." We'll see.
I'm just so excited that right now I am PUPO with 3 little embabies!!!! (To my readers unfamiliar with the lingo: no it has nothing to do with the life cycle of a caterpillar. ;) It means "pregnant until proven otherwise")
The lab gave us a couple pictures today. I joked with DH that all the Fertile Facebookers who post a million ultrasound pics on their page, they never get to have THESE! lol (Don't worry, I have absolutely no intention of putting these on FB)
Here are our 3 embryos pre-transfer:
So now I am on bedrest for 3 days to help these little ones snuggle up nice and tight. I am trying my best to lay/sit as still as I can for long periods of time. My legs get awfully fidgety though, so I'm trying to fight it lol!
DH is being very sweet helping out. I had read that pineapple (or particularly pineapple core) is supposed to help with implantation, so he went out to the grocery store to buy me one. Then he said he wanted to make a list of what we have to eat, so he wrote out a "menu" for me, sectioned by "proteins," "veggies," "fruit," "dairy," "carbs," and best of all "condom." You would think that's his way of abbreviating "condiments," except the list includes: peanut butter, cashew butter, soup, and pickles.... He says "condom" is his own category lol!