IVF #2: Embryo Report

Our little miracles have been growing away in the lab, and the time has come to announce our final count for blastocysts for round #2! On day five (yesterday) of development, we had a total of five blastocysts. The embryologist decided to keep watching a couple other slightly slower growing embryos into day six, and we gained two more. Our grand total for round two is SEVEN blastocysts!!! We are elated! 

I am still in shock. The sting of our first round made me so cautious with my emotions. IVF #1 was traumatizing. This result for round two feels surreal. I know we still have a long way to go, and it’s far from over, but we are definitely seeing signs of wonderful progress. We are staying super positive, and hope this good news keeps coming!

Next on the agenda is PGS on all our blastocysts. We’ll get the results back in about two weeks, which means a bit more waiting. However, having several blasts gives us reassurance. We are confident there will be some very healthy little embabies in the group. Best case scenario, we’ll never have to do a full round of IVF again. Wow, I like the sound of that!

We’re not sure of our transfer date at this point. I am supposed to phone our nurse when my period arrives, and we’ll go from there. Nothing is certain, but I have a really good feeling about this. For the first time in months, maybe even years, I feel confident about our future as parents. πŸ’—

44 thoughts on “IVF #2: Embryo Report

  1. Motherhoodcalls says:

    Heather! How bloody marvellous! I agree, the collection is the hardest part, now to relax, Catch a breath & let your body do the talkin’!
    Just one quick question for you to ponder but it’s one thing I always think about when I have a transfer – all your eggs are frozen at once right? And made into perfect embryos at the same time right? So what if you transferred within years apart, are they twins? Technically they are?!

    I’m rambling, and all I came here to say was congrats! 7 embryos ready to be thawed with love and determination 😘 x

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  2. ashleykyleanderson says:

    This is amazing, awesome, incredible, fantastic, wonderful!!!! I was beginning to go a little crazy without news for a few days there but didn’t want to bug you, so I am really glad you posted this! I will now start crossing my fingers for the PGS results. Are you planning to find out and/or choose gender? Also, how many would you like to transfer this time?

    I hope that you never, ever, ever have to go through another egg retrieval again! ☺️

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    • heatherhopeful says:

      Hahaha! You and me both, Ashley. We’re hoping to transfer two. And we’re also hoping to find out the genders, but we don’t know what we’ll choose yet! I think probably two of the same gender though, because I would imagine it would be more fun for them to grow up with a same gender playmate? That’s if they both stick. Lol! Thank you so much!

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  3. myivfdiary2015 says:

    I’ve never ever heard of such an AMAZING result. You both so deserve this!!! You know, perhaps all along, with everything you’ve gone through, it was all because you were going to get this day, and those amazing blasty babes!! I’m so happy for you. I hope this brings you lots of peace and comfort. Keeping everything crossed and sending loads of love from the UK xxx

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