Thursday, December 10, 2009

10 little indians

As of this afternoon, we have 10 fertilized embryos hanging out in a dish in the lab. Apparently they did ICSI on 17 eggs, and 10 took. Not a bad batting average.

We are scheduled for a transfer Saturday (3rd day), but they will call us early Saturday am if they want us to wait until Monday. I guess they schedule everyone for 3 day transfer, and then take a look at what is happening on the morning of Day 3 and make a decision.

It's kind of bizarre to think that little clumps of cells that could one day be a child are sitting in a lab right now. The Boy refuses to get emotionally invested and thinks its all some combination of hocus pocus and scientific theory until I'm officially pregnant, but I can't help be sort of excited that the cellular building blocks of our potential offspring officially exist already.

On the more prosaic matter of how I'm feeling, well, I'm feeling much less crampy than yesterday (there were a couple of moments that made my eyes water), but still am all swollen and bloated. I'm really starting to miss the gym (which I think is actually shocking, and I deserve a medal for even writing that). I'd love to get back there, but the RE and nurses made me promise to wait a few more days.


  1. Ten little Indians?!?! That is so fantastic! Stay away from the gym and start with just a walk around the neighborhood. Although you do deserve a medal for wanting to go to the gym! :)

  2. Yay for your Indians!!!!!!! Hope they continue to grow and develop and you have two beautiful embies to put back either Saturday or Monday.


  3. Congrats on 10 little embies! So excited to hear what happens next!

  4. You do deserve a medal for missing the gym. That or a phsychological evaluation. YAY for that great number!! I too have been thinking about my as-yet chemical pregnancy as just a group of little cells and sitting in wonder (both the awe and questioning type) of how they could possibly turn into a little person! Good luck w/ the petri dish and transfer!!

  5. 10 is awesome! Can't wait for the update!

  6. i hear ya - I have been told to lay off the gym until after new years. Everything is totally flabby!!

    10 is a terrific number! Very cool! Congrats.

  7. Hurray for 10! I am so impressed! Can't wait to hear about the transfer!