Thursday, April 15, 2010

In the Beginning


The above pictures are the two embryos that we put back on Tuesday. Our original plan was to only put back the one CGH tested embryo. However after it was thawed out it did not look so good. You can see that it is starting to spread out, kind of like when you crack open an egg and the yolk breaks open and starts to ooze out. Both embryo's had already hatched from the zona pellucida which is a hard shell that forms to protect the embryo after fertilization. Once the embryo has hatched it should stay in a tight circle formation. As you can see my CHG embryo did not do that. I'm not sure of the exact cause of this but it is probably just the quality of the embryo due to my advanced maternal age. For those of you lucky enough to have babies the old fashion way and aren't up on the IVF lingo - CGH testing is genetic testing on all 23 chromosomes and PGD testing is only on 9 chromosomes. My clinic just recently gained access to the CGH labs. In fact, I was their first patient to have CGH.

I took 3 days off work to just lie on the couch and relax. I want to give these embryos the best possible chance for implantation. I also want to say thanks to everyone for the outpouring of prayers. It means so much to me to know so many people are praying and want this dream to come true.

9 comments:

  1. Thinking of you and sending many, many good settling-in thoughts your way.

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  2. Rest and hopefully they will get snuggly! :)

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  3. Praying both of them surprise you and stick around!!! Rest up :)

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  4. Praying for lots of sticky dust.

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  5. Eat pineapple. It is supposed to make the uterine lining nice & sticky so the eggs will implant. Best wishes!

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  6. Praying for sticky embabies!

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  7. Best of luck--keep us updated!

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