Today we have 13 dividing embryos; the one that was lagging yesterday divided after all! (I was surprised, as I had pretty much given up on it.)
According to the information St. Mungo's gave us, on Day 3 they expect embryos to have between 4 and 8 cells. Of the 13 embryos we have growing, seven are 8-cell, three are 6-cell, one is a 5-cell, and two are 4-cells.
Of the 8-cell embryos, two are already on the verge of compacting into morulae. (The embryologist referred to them as the "front runners.") Two of the remaining 8-cell embryos are graded good, three are graded fair.
The 6-cell embryos are all good except one which is fair. The 5-cell and 4-cell embryos are all graded good. All of the embryos have less than 10% fragmentation, which I'm told is very good for this stage.
All in all, the embryologist said they are doing "great." We continue to be on track for a 5-day blastocyst transfer Monday morning.
My MIL was saying today how it's really neat to be getting these daily updates from the lab, and I agree. We're hearing about the progress of our future children (grandchildren, in MIL's case) at a time when most women wouldn't even know they were pregnant yet! I thought once again how fortunate we are that the technology which allows us to do this exists.
Last update before transfer day is tomorrow.