Decided to hop on the board today as it has been ages and .... well.... I'm in a tww
so I remembered that this was here to help pass the time
We decided to try one last IVF cycle before moving on to other options. Everything went really well during the cycle - particularly in how I was feeling during the injections and that I was able to ask to try for a fresh transfer (OHSS avoided!). 16 eggs were retrieved. 8 eggs fertilized (poor DH is a bit concerned over that since it is on the low side of good).
On day 4 I got a call from the embryologist letting me know that we only had 2 with 8 cells on that date (which is a 3 day size, not 4 day as expected) and to call the next morning to see if we had any growth (which would let me come in to get the day 5 fresh transfer). I was pretty crushed by the news but held out a sliver of hope. It was the tiniest sliver TBH.
On day 5 I spoke with that embryologist and he said that I had one embryo that was turning into a compacted morula and that the DR said I could come in and have it transferred or wait the next day to see if it went to blast (and then freeze).
We decided to go ahead with the transfer. For some reason I feel less stressed over whether this baby is going to make it than if I had waited another day for a phone call. The embryologist spent time talking to us before the transfer (and spoke briefly with DH after). He said that the little guy was moving so it was still working its way into something and that other people have had success with slow growers.
As I mentioned above, I'm not feeling too stressed about it. it is really out of my hands and up to the DNA of this little sucker to see if it continues to grow. I'll be getting my bloodwork on 22nd. I'm hopeful that there is a chance (and grateful we even had something to transfer), but have no real expectation.
Anyways that is my update. Hope you all are doing great.
Katy - I expect you have already held lily in your hands are enjoying her.
Lindsey - sorry to hear of your loss. I do hope you enjoy the move.
EOE - good luck!