Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quality over quantity

This has been my mantra for this cycle. I know this. I have known this since I started IVF over 3 years ago. I say this to people all.the.time. Now, it's time for me to believe the hype.

Out of 10 eggs, only 4 were mature and 3 fertilized. I have 3 little embryos growing in the lab. The Embryologist gave me the age speech and how great this is for someone who is 40. I was also told that they could have triggered me later but that they didn't want to sacrifice the quality of the few follicles in the lead in order for the smaller ones to catch up. When it comes right down to it, you probably aren't going to get pg with bad quality eggs. If you do, it might not end well. I've been down that road.

Instead of being greedy and praying that I have lots of eggs and some that make it to freeze (as I have for my past 6 cycles) I decided to pray for something else this time. I prayed for nice, strong embryos....and that at least one of them would become my take home baby.

So for now, I will think positive and keep praying. I pray that my 3 embryos make it to transfer day. That's Saturday at 9:30 am. After that I'll pray that at least one of them wants to stick around and that I'll have some excellent news in about 12 days. It only takes one.

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