Yes it was. There haven’t been a ton of good days so far in our infertility journey, but today was definitely one of the best. Got the call at around 10:30 am while on a fairly contentious work call at the same time. Put the work call on hold (who knows if anyone asked me a question, oh well) and picked up to talk to the embryologist. Had a moment of terror where I wanted to hear what came next, but didn’t at the same time, just in case it was terrible news and we would have to pick up the pieces again. Luckily the first thing that she said was that it was actually good news. You guys, we got 7 out of 9 to make it to blast, biopsy and freeze!
This is more than I ever could have hoped. I think the odds are around 50% and for once in this shit show, we actually beat the odds.
Here’s the embryo grading details – she said that they like to freeze on day 5 so most where biopsied and frozen then, and then we had one straggler to day 6.
Just wow. I still am in disbelief that we made it this far. Maybe it is the CCRM lab, or the supplements, or sheer luck, or all of you lovely ladies sending positive energy, prayers, magic and good juju (I choose to believe that this outpouring of love is the difference) but holy shit – we at least have a shot at this! In around 3 weeks we will get the CCS test results – soon I’m sure that I will start to get anxious about that next hurdle. But today, today was a good day.
I leave you with the deep thoughts of Ice Cube (bet this has never been quoted in the context of an infertility blog) and a huge thank you for all your love and support – you ladies are seriously the fucking best.
“Today I didn’t even have to use my AK. I gotta say it was a good day.”