Friday, March 19, 2010

Surprise blast update - You are NOT going to believe this!


Yup, you read it here first.

Somehow, the miracle workers in Denver managed to cajole, nurture, nudge three more of our embryos to blast stage. One is one of the "late bloomers," which was fertilized a day late with day 2 ICSI and the other two ("other two," what more magical words are there?) managed to come from behind and perform a marvelous catch up to reach blast stage on day 7 (one of them - OMG - even hatched overnight).

These guys are a 4AA (the Day 6 one - that we used in vitro maturation on and day 2 ICSI on), a 4AB (Day 7), and a 6BB (also Day 7 - the hatched one). On Day 3, these guys were, respectively, an 8-cell (grade 4 minus), an 8-celled (grade 3 plus), and a 8-celled (grade 4).

They are still watching the New York Six, who, sorry to say folks, are not faring so well (there is only one 8-celled embryo, the rest are far, far behind). Monday will be the day to biopsy these guys, if any of them pull through.

But in the meantime, we somehow went from a respectable four blastocysts to an incredible SEVEN BLASTS overnight!

The Denver Lab Rocks, I tell you. Seriously. And remember, we've been at the #2 clinic all this time. But this, this is unlike anything we've seen across five cycles.

Pinch me. I must be dreaming. I am just shocked.

I can't wait to tell Will. He's going to think I've gone delusional on him. He better return the page I sent!

WE HAVE SEVEN!!! WE HAVE SEVEN!!! Shouting from the rooftops!

Mo

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46 comments:

Me said...

FLC is hands down THE BEST.

jenicini said...

Magic Blastos! Whoot!

Miss Megan said...

AWESOME!

B. said...

SEVEN!!! I love the number 7! This is fabulously wonderful news, and I'm so happy for you and Will. Hurray!

Heather said...

WOOO HOOO!!!! What fantastic news! And a great way to head into a weekend!

Bean said...

Awesome news! Congratulations! 7 is my new favorite number.

poppy.f.seed said...

that is fantastic! The mighty 7!

meinsideout said...

WOO HOO!

sienna said...

awesome news. *congrats*!!

Dora said...

YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!! Pinch, pinch, pinch! :-D

lastchanceivf said...

You know, you always hear that they're miracle workers. They weren't for me but they sure seem to be doing some voo doo magic for you! HOORAY!!!!

Pie said...

Holy frijole moly! I have never heard of a Day 2 making to blast -ever! You are legendary! I am just grinning ear-to-ear to hear this super-great news! Congrats - go celebrate!! And Go FLC!

Brenda said...

LUCKY SEVEN!!!

SassyMama said...

Well slap me silly and call me sally:)
Most fabuloso news!

Mermaid said...

Wow. 7 is FABULOUS!!!!

Andie said...

Great news Mo, seven is awesome!!!

sprogblogger said...

OMFG!!!! Wonderful news! 4 was great, but 7 is fantabulous!

We should totally go out to dinner next week to celebrate & catch up. I have a commitment one of those days, but I don't actually remember which one...

If you find my brain lying around anywhere, would you let me know? Seriously, let me get back to you on a day?

I am SOOOOOOO happy for you! WOOHOOOO!

Nepsi said...

woohoo!!!!!

Rach said...

Congrats!

PJ said...

Wow! That's gotta do some work on your hope meter! :)

Veronica said...

Congrates!!!! That is wonderful news!

mekate said...

HOT DAMN!!!!!!!
7
7
7
7
7
7
most awesome.

xox
kate

TeeJay said...

omgomgomgomg!!! That is awesome!! I'm so happy for you! Continued best wishes...yippie for the lucky 7!!!

Stacie said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! I am so happy for you!

Dani819 said...

Holla!!!!

So happy to hear it.

M said...

Woo Hoo Lucky # 7

It is what it is said...

This is fanf*ckingtastic news!

GO! GO! GO!

Congratulations!

Susie said...

Congratulations! It is really fun to read your updates. Isn't repeated good news fun? I wish you continued amazing success.

Rebecca said...

What fantastic news! I'm jumping up and down with you (at least in spirit). I hope you wind up having some additional great news like this about the NY embryos on Monday.

Kahla said...

Seven is a lucky number, maybe that is a good sign! Congrats, I'm totally impressed w/that lab!!!!

Leslie Laine said...

Mo - this is great news! I've been meaning to log on to tell you I'm still following your journey and hoping and praying for the best. Don't you just love it when the numbers end up being a little higher than you anticipated? It makes it even sweeter somehow.

Here's to hoping this is it for you guys!!

egghunt said...

WOW!!! You are officially a goddess! WELL DONE!! AWESOME NEWS.

Kate said...

Wow - that's just stellar news!

elliej said...

Could not be happier for you. Yes FLC rocks xxx

Kami said...

I think I just crapped my pants MO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to go wipe myself now. Thanks a lot!!! LOL

I am so freaking excited for you girl. Whoooo freaking hoooo!!!!

Kami

Melissia said...

That is just amazing news, I am so thrilled for both of you! What a great number to work with.

kdactyl said...

So completely thrilled for you!!!! This is sooo very exciting. I just know your healthy baby is in there somewhere. Stay strong...stay faithful....this is awesome news.

What is the next step? I know you want to do some PGD right? and then they will do and ET...or will they freeze them and then do an FET?

I'm just so excited for you. Keep us posted on the progress the of fabulous SEVEN!!!!!!!!

kd

Jacky said...

I am soo sooo soooo happy for you guys. You get need one to be sticky and healthy!!

Praying for you guys. I so hope it all works out this time for you...

Hugs,
Jacky from MD

MrsSpock said...

That is fabulous!

Another Julia said...

Wow! Great, great news!

strongblonde said...

i remember my RE saying that the difference was really in the lab. she said that they don't share their secrets with anyone either.... :)

so excited for you guys!

What IF? said...

Seven, wowee! That's just pure magic. So happy you're on the awesome side of the odds for a change. Congratulations on your 7 little beauties.

MyLifeMyWorld & Growing Families said...

7!!! That's an awesome number. Enough to get pregnant a few times over!

Good luck and congrats on 3 more growing!

katery said...

wow, seven is awesome, congratulations! you will have embryos leftover for your next child (because you're going to get a bfp with this cycle)!

IF Optimist, then... said...

INCREDIBLE!!!! Three more is just truly fabulous news. Sending a whole ton of good thoughts for great result from testing.

Eva said...

That is fantastic! Congrats!

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