Thursday, March 25, 2010


We are SET for our SET (single embryo transfer). To be honest, I didn’t think DH and I would be doing this ET this summer let alone starting now. Part of me was, is worried about the quality of this embryo. We haven’t had a ton of luck with the embryos from my IVF cycle last summer. We miscarried the first two embryos that we transferred (10w4d) and the second two (FET) didn’t implant. The embryo that we have left was frozen on day 7. I believe this is one of the eggs that wasn’t mature at retrieval and was allowed to develop over night and then fertilized the next day. This embryo was graded 2.0 on the day that it was frozen and it had already hatched. From what my nurse told me, this embryo is a fighter. Our lab won’t freeze anything graded low on day 5-6-7 and will not freeze past day seven. This embryo was graded lower on the other days, but when they looked at it again on day 7 it had improved greatly and had even hatched. I almost hate to say it, but that gives me a lot of hope.

The other part of our reasoning to not do the ET now is of course money. Do we save money to put towards our adoption journey? Do we save money to put towards a fresh IVF cycle in the future?

But, over the past few weeks I have realized a couple of things…

We are moving forward with our adoption journey. If we are lucky and matched sooner than later, this embryo wouldn’t be able to be used for at least a year (probably much longer).

More importantly, this embryo is ours. It is precious. I can’t leave it frozen. I have to give it a chance.

So, after hearing that last cycle was a bust I immediately let my nurse know of our plan do to our SET. Our clinic is totally on board.

If you want to know more about our SET cycle, I have posted our plans on the right hand side of the blog.

Now, I am just waiting on a call from the pharmacy. I am to start L.upron 4.8!


Willow said... [Reply to comment]

Here's hoping that embie keeps right on fighting! It kinda sounds like it could be the one!

Amber said... [Reply to comment]

I'm looking forward to following this cycle and I'm hopeful that the tough little embryo will continue fighting!!!

Hannah said... [Reply to comment]

Hoping with you for this embryo!

Faith said... [Reply to comment]

Fight, embie, fight! I can feel your strong desire to be hopeful, as well as your caution, in this post. I have no advice for that, as I feel the same thing every day:). Hang in there. I can't wait to hear all about this journey with you. Good luck!

Courtney said... [Reply to comment]

That's so encouraging! I hope this little fighter ends up being the one to bring you your miracle!

kimbosue said... [Reply to comment]

That embie is a fighter! He/she wants to become your baby NOW!

Grow embie, grow and stay there and keep growing!

ICLW #92

christina said... [Reply to comment]

Wishing you all the best!! I love that it's a little fighter!


Browniris said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I really hope that this embie is a fighter and makes it! GL!!!


Krissi said... [Reply to comment]

This embryo sounds like a fighter! I think it's awesome that it started to hatch already! I think that is very promising!! I am looking forward to following your cycle/journey. Good luck! Happy ICLW! (#25 & 27)

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Hi! Good luck with your strong little embie! I'll be following along to wish you well. :)


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