I spoke to the scientists this morning, and our remaining embryos are still incubating. Because they got all enthusiastic and started compacting by day three, they will be grown to blastocyst stage before being put on ice, which will, you know, hopefully happen to at least some of them. I am to check back tomorrow, and possibly also the day after. I feel like this should be making me tense, but really I'm glad for more things to break down the wait. Twenty-four to forty-eight hours sounds much more doable than two weeks, and how can I possibly worry about beta til our other embryos are safely frozed?

And yes, in defiance of all I was ever taught about English, I am going to be using the word "frozed" for at least several more days.

**Update**
They were not quite frozed when I spoke to the scientist this morning, but she was able to say they were looking at freezing three, maybe four. I suppose I could ring back for further updates, but I don't really feel it would produce any more certainty. Three, maybe four gives a good chance of one, maybe two FETs. What more am I going to find out? How many babies they'll turn into? What their names will be?

Aside: when I spoke to FS's nurse to get the scientists' phone number, she said, "Gosh, you got lots of embryos, didn't you?" which kind of caught me because, you may recall, last time we got eighteen, so actually I'd been thinking, "Hm - only a few blasts to freeze? Why, we might have to go back for another stim as early as the end of the year!" But actually, in the real world, we have plenty of embryos, and all of them are more likely to reach full term than the whole eighteen we had last time. I am telling you this because I know there are people out there who would gladly slap me across the face should I forget this, and I wanted to invite you to do so.


28 Comments

My Reality said...

Who am I to argue with your "frozed?"

I hope your embryos get frozed soon! And I hope even more you won't need to thaw them until you want another. . .

TeamWinks said...

You crack me up!

Adrienne said...

I like "frozed." Can I steal, um, I mean, "borrow" it? I promise to give it back when I'm done. ;-)

Jess said...

Good luck to those little soon-to-be-frosties!

And extra good luck to those who do not get frozed but instead are hopefully turning BABY!

Jules said...

Congrats on your as-yet un-frozed embryos.

Twisted Ovaries said...

I am thinking of you! You know...in case it helps...

Caro said...

LOL. Hope they get frozed when they are ready.

Geohde said...

I just found out that my clinic DO NOT GIVE OUT progress reports between retrieval and transfer.

How nail bite inducing of the sods.

I hope that your little blastocysts do well.

Vee said...

Aah you gotta love over achieving embryos !

I hope they get frozed when they are good and ready.

Sunny Jenny said...

I love it! "frozed"! My favorite word now is "skerd" - Which roughly translates to freaking terrified. Thanks for the comments and support on my blog! Hopefully the both of us will make it on this cycle! :)

Sarah said...

perfect, a day or two wait for the freezer, a few more days for potter, then not much longer for the flight... what two week wait?

megan said...

nice one! i hope they can all be frozed. twenty-four to forty-eight hours is MUCH more doable than two weeks... sending all of you (the froze and unfroze) my bestus wishes.

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I hope they get frozed too! And I hope that you don't need to thaw them anytime soon.

Lut C. said...

Ooh! Blastocysts! I hope you get to put several on ice.

Schatzi said...

"frozed" works for me! Congrats on your high-achieving embryos. Multiple frozed blasts would be fab!

serenity said...

"frozed" works for me. Especially if they froze well.

And yes. Breaking the time up into small nuggets is MUCH easier than looking at the two weeks as a whole.

And only 6 more sleeps until Harry Potter, right?

Jess said...

Keep the good news coming!

millie said...

I would totally slap you across the face. But I think you might enjoy it too much.

Holding very good thoughts for you.

Patience said...

*snort*

You made me spit out my coffee! I won't slap you, I'll just turn a fetching shade of green and embryo-nap your frozed ones.

On second thoughts....

Vee said...

You could have found what the babies names were also, save you deciding on one umm or two later ;)

It's all good Bea ! No slapping from me....yet.

Samantha said...

3-4 sounds like a good number frozed to me. I'm not going to slap you across the face any time soon, just remind you to read the earlier part of your post and take things one tiny step at a time before worrying about the next stim cycle!

Nica said...

Looking like Tuna for Bond and Spoonky...

:)

Looking good... congrats...

GLouise said...

I like "frozed" too. Cheering on your blasts!

Beagle said...

I've sent my wish out to the universe that the frozed become siblings to the transferred.

soralis said...

Good luck with your embies to be 'frozed'!

Lut C. said...

People who would gladly slap you across the face?! Only with a big fish, standing on a quayside and hopping to some silly jingle I hope!
How absurd. Monty Python absurd. ;-)

Changing Expectations said...

Frozed works for me! Congrats on the frozed embryos!

Rachel Inbar said...

I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you :-) So happy to hear that things look good!

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