Monday, July 16, 2012

Big Family?

Soooooo, wow. Of our 11 fertlized embryos, five arrested (which is normal). As of today, we have a grade 1 and a grade 2 embryo in my uterus and FOUR! still chilling in the culture in the lab! Those are graded 1, 1- and two 2s. We didn't get into the details as to why the embryologist picked the two he did, but that's what he does, and I trust his judgment. I do know that although one is graded a 2, it's just a little smaller than its counterpart and both are doing exactly what they should be at this stage, which is that they are starting to develop a "core." It's crazy how much different they look than at day 3. Two more days of cell division gets you to 32 cells instead of 8.

I joked with Matt that we should put them all in and we can be the next reality TV show about parenting multiples. HA! The possibility of two freaks me out enough... I certainly cannot imagine having more than that at once. But, seriously, I told him we couldn't abandon any so he better hope that a few of those aren't children that God intends for us. ;)

So, I will get a call today giving me bloodwork results (estrogen and progesterone, which I expect to be completely normal), and tomorrow I will hear from the embryologist as far as what we can freeze.

So, now we wait and hope and pray. I feel good. I know there are no guarantees, but I know that whatever happens, Matt and I are already beyond lucky to have each other and God will carry us through. It's not been an easy journey, but the care and providence He has shown us has been amazing - from insurance coverage to the support we've received from family and friends. I just pray that the grace He has shown us thus far continues until we have healthy babies (and that does not necessarily have to happen all at once but we will rejoice no matter how it happens). ;)

The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.
-Psalm 145:9


meghan said...

That's awesome news, friend! So happy for y'all! Can't wait to hear more!

AEOT said...

Gotta love babies with "cores". Hugs to you guys tonight- and to the sweet cores!!

The Granberrys said...

Awesome news! Praying those sweet babies"stick"!