Okay. I am not terribly encouraged.
14 eggs retrieved yesterday
of those there were:
5 mature eggs
6 immature eggs
3 post-mature eggs
and, of those:
4 fertilized "normally"
Update: By retreival day, the fifth egg had caught up with everyone. That means of five mature eggs retrieved, they all fertilized....100%!
The RE on call said that the other four could "catch up" with their fertilization. If they don't catch up, we only have the chance of four "usable" embryos. And, when they only have four to five, they like to do a three day transfer. NO, NO, NO! I don't want a 3-day transfer! 5-day blastocyst transfers have a much higher pregnancy rate. I don't want to put something in that is destined to "arrest" by day 5 any way! An embryo is not supposed to be in the uterus on day 3...it's supposed to be meandering through the fallopian tubes. I guess my body is better than a petri dish but, oh, the 2WW only to have them arrest two days in. I can't even think of it.
So. Again, we wait.
The really good news would be that the other four "caught up" and we have eight embryos tomorrow. He said they would call by 11AM or so.
That's the update.
If anyone can share good news about three-day transfers, please let me know.
21 hours ago