Friday, December 01, 2006

Blast Off! (Now with Updates!)

Updates below with blast info...

First of all, I've never been so eager to create a new post and push the previous one off the front page. Phew...

OK, so we're going to blast. 5 day transfer. We were not able to get the details of our embryo quality (which frustrated me) but the nurse said that we had "at least 6 embryos that were at either 6,7,or 8 cells". Because she didn't have the info in front of her, she said she will call back today with more info. Grrr.

UPDATE: Actually, they called me this afternoon and gave me the info I was looking for. It turns out, ALL NINE embies are 7 or 8 cells, and it looks like they ALL might make it to blast. Hard to believe. We may have a real shot at making some frosties!)

But...that's great news. The little suckers are doing well! And we may have some left over for the big chill.

Sunday is the day. Wish us luck. I really appreciate all the well wishes.

Also, about the previous topic, I just want to say that I appreciate all the thoughtful comments, even the ones I don't agree with. We had a constructive and open exchange of ideas, which is why I do this in the first place. I have no hard feelings, and I hope no one else does. I always want people to feel free to be totally honest and open with me.

On to sunnier topics. Like the weather. It may hit 70 degrees here in Boston today. On December 1st. Global warming anyone?

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have six that are doing really well. I am wishing you both the best of luck, Smarsh!!!

Mr Blue Sky said...

Alright. One step closer.
This is an exiting time man and make sure you keep M smiling and positive.

Have a cool weekend

May said...

Here in Southern Europe we've had the warmest November in 150 years!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck on Sunday! How exciting that you guys are going with blasts.

As for the weather...I'm ready for the cold. My car temp read 70 this morning, crazy.

Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

Gil said...

Global warming? Brr... not in my neck of the woods Smarshy. We have 10 cms of snow, freezing rain and ice pellets falling today in our fair city, with a temp of 1 degree (C).

But forget about that... YAY for the blasties! That is fantastic news and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for Mrs. Smarshy on Sunday. Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Great news!!! Fingers crossed for you all on Sunday.

gaelen said...

Great news!!! Good luck on Sunday!!! =)

Just another Jenny said...

I am so happy to hear about your fert. results. Best of luck.

K S said...

6 high quality embryos?!!! That is awesome news. Congrats and have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

wow, I've been away for a while and I missed your whole cycle. and whole lot of other hubbub on this blog too. that's great to hear that your cycle has gone so well, and that you'll be transferring blasts on sunday.

on the previous topic - I read a lot of the comments, and I guess I'm torn. I agree with a lot of what was said on both sides. I'd prefer to not see children at the clinic, but I understand why sometimes they need to be there.

Amy at Inconceivable said...

good luck Sunday!!! :-)

(This is weird...I can't post comments on your blog using my Blogger ID. And your blog is the only one I'm having a problem with...it says "User Account Not Found...)

spark said...

Congrats on the blasts!! Good luck on Sunday!!!

Anonymous said...

hooray! that is such great news. I have everything crossed for you for Sunday. Tell M that I can't wait for her to be in the 2ww with me!

My Reality said...

Congrats on making it to a blast transfer. That says a lot about your embryos!

Melissa said...

That's just awesome Smarsh. Goodness-M was an overachiever this cycle wasn't she? All the luck in the world to you!(Ok-not all of it, cause other cyclers need some too, K?)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your transfer. Wish you and your wife the very best!

Rumour Miller said...

Congrats on the numbers... it sounds good.

Re: weather.... snow snow snow here in Manitoba!

Thalia said...

Fantastic news, Smarshy, that's an amazing set of embryos. Can't tell you how jealous I am!

susan said...

fingers crossed for you guys. good luck!

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you and Mrs. Smarshy tomorrow!

OHN said...

Fingers, toes and eyes are crossed for you two..please update soon so I can uncross and go back to work ;)