Well the moment of truth has arrived. As the clinic has not been accessible over the weekend, I learnt today that we have 8 remaining embryos. Essentially, the development of one embryo was arrested (I think this means it stopped developing) and the other two were growing a bit slowly and were behind. As I well know, a lot can happen between day 4 and day 5. Last time we had 13 day 3 embryos and only ended up with 1 by Day 5.
The funny thing is that I have this spreadsheet thing going on where I record all my IVF results – from egg collection – to how many is left at day 3 and day 5. Based on our track record, I actually predicted that we would end up with 8 embryos by Day 3. My next prediction is that we will only end up with 1 by the time we get down to it. I’d prefer not to have to make this prediction and I could be wrong. It could be worse – we might end up with none or we might end up with more. Having more would be a pleasant surprise.
This time, we had been thinking of having two embryos transferred. However, I have not been feeling well the last few days. I’ve still got a sore tummy and I have been waking up to go to the toilet to urinate about 3 times a night. This is not normal for me. Given this, I called the clinic and let them know. I didn’t want to risk transfer if I was unwell. The end result was that I had to visit the clinic again today and have an ultrasound and blood test. Everything came up normal even though I don’t really feel my normal self. The ultrasound revealed that potentially I may have a spot on my gall bladder and this would be worth checking out, however, it shouldn’t impact the transfer and I am still good to go for tomorrow. So my dilemma now is whether to transfer one embryo or two? Might have to sit on that one until I see how I feel tomorrow.