Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 3 Embryo Update

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.


  1. Whooo hooo! Grow embs grow!

  2. Fantastic! It's great that they give you so many details about your embryo, unlike my clinic. (My updates consisted of one sentence - "you still have 8 embryos growing.") I can't wait to hear how the transfer went - good luck.

  3. Wow, sounds like some top-notch embryos! Go Babies Go!!!

  4. amazing news, so glad that things are moving in the right direction, hoping for you that you great embryos to transfer and a few even left over to freeze. sending luck and love your way...

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog this week. Great news from your clinic...glad to hear things are going so incredibly well for you this cycle. Good luck on Monday!

  6. Good luck tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you and MM!

  7. Just back from a little extended weekend getaway and am thrilled to see what great embryos you have!! Can't wait for the next update or for the transfer update tomorrow. Lots of good thoughts coming your way!!

  8. THis is all so exciting! I've been following along via bberry and so its tough to comment but just wanted to say how excited I am for you!!


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