Thursday, February 16, 2012

Artie and Herkie

Out of our six eggs retrieved, four had polar bodies (which signifies a mature egg able to be fertilized) and two actually fertilized.  Now we sit and wait and pray for those two to grow into viable embryos to transfer. 

Sigh.  I obviously would be lying if I said I wasn't insanely disappointed, but as my husband keeps reminding me, two is better than zero.  Two is better than zero.  Two is better than zero.

We have named our two potential embies Hercules and Artemis (Herkie and Artie to their friends).  Hercules and Artemis in mythology were both known for their strength --  sometimes quiet strength and sometimes in-your-face won't-go-down-without-a-fight strength.  I think we need a bit of both. 

We need to have Herkie and Artie start dividing cells - become 2-4 cells by tomorrow and 7-10 cells by Saturday.  We want the cells to be fairly uniform in size and not fragmented.

No news is good news.  If we get no call from the clinic, then we'll do the transfer at 1pm on Monday afternoon.  If the embryos do arrest or otherwise don't grow, then they'll call and cancel the transfer and we'll have to decide what to do next. 

Go Herkie and Artie :) 

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