hello gorgeous ladies
PinkB - yippedee doodah yippedee day for morulas, and grade As at that! Surely very very unlikely you won't get a nice blast off out of that lovely bunch. Will be thinking of you in the morning, with everything crossed. And yes, agree it's most likely all down to the quality of the particular embryo, rather than anything you do or don't do post-transfer. I would've thought go for it in terms of DD's concert... That said, have to admit I did come home after my transfer and lounge around in bed for several hours. But really more for emotional sustenance than physical need/belief that it would make a dot of difference.
starfish - I second PinkB's tough IVF warrior comment - here's to you, amazing chickie. Also agree that your situation seems a complete conundrum. Have you had the opportunity to seek more info from your FS? It's hard to understand how the embies can seem so healthy, and yet so consistently not be. Surely they can fathom more from the PGD outcome and your past experiences?? In the meantime, bottoms up to you and DH ... oh, and thanks to you sweetheart for being an amazing cycle buddy
hi lindylou and welcome - so appreciate you coming in to offer your expertise with thyroid issues. I guess my key question is whether you know if a level of 4 is likely to pose any barrier to implantation, having achieved a nice blastie? I have no history of (known) thyroid problems, but weirdly my TSH went up from initial screen back in April of 2.2, to 4 last week. This result whilst I was taking Eutroxsig 50mg 4x per week (so it should have gone down). FS tried to reassure me that it's not an 'all or nothing' thing ie just because TSH is 4 does not necessarily mean no pregnancy, but I am very conscious she likes it to be less than 2, so 4 doesn't sound too good. Any background you have would be greatly appreciated....I see you're about to start with a new clinic. Good luck with that oh, and lurk away all you like
AFM - clinic called today to say that we have one frosty!!! Strangely enough, it was the one that was a PCM (partially compacting morula) on day 5 that made it. Apparently when they checked it later that day it was an early blasto and by day 6 a grade 2 hatching blast. So on ice it went. The one that was an expanded blast on day 5 went backwards. It is a very sweet feeling to have one on ice. We are thinking that this may be our last ever stim cycle, so nice to have a back-up if this current embie doesn't make it.
Gardenia - thanks for asking about weekend plans. Have a pretty busy one lined up so should help to keep mind off things. Hope you have a great one, whether or not you end up going away