Tuesday, June 26, 2012
These are the 2 embryos that I am currently carrying for my wonderful IPs. #2 is a total over-achiever. I know most of you don't know anything about IVF but let me tell you, this particular embryo is spectacular. She looks a lot larger than her sister because she has advanced to the next stage of bursting out of her shell. #1 is a great embryo too but she hadn't broken out yet as of transfer this past Saturday. These girls are 6.5 day embryos which is fabulous. Most IVFers pray for 5 dayers because that is what is known as blast stage. If they can get to that point, they are usually very strong and healthy. My IPs couldn't have asked for better odds as these girls exceeded the 5 day mark and grew exponentially before transfer. Please pray for my IPs as I hope to be carrying at least one of these girls for the long haul.
BTW, these girls were created back in July 2008 so they have been frozen for almost 4 years. It was amazing that they both survived the thaw and then continued to thrive afterward. They are tough little cookies! :)