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    Okay, so here's what happened...

    Out of the 13 embryos that remained out of the 19 eggs collected, 3 of them matured to what was termed as "Top-Grade A" status... The best out of these three was implanted in DW... and the reamining two of these have been frozen separately... The remaining 10 embryos were not viable enough in terms of quality and have been discarded...

    When I asked about the split, I was told that they were a little concerned about the IVF-intended eggs not being fertilized so they decided to go with ICSI reardless...

    But here's the thing... We were told this particular embryo was doing very well because it was "hatching"... I'm not sure what that means... is that the spill of genetic material into the rest of the embryo, as shown in the photo I've attached?

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    Anyone who has any idea please let me know...

    ~ Wally

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    dont know abou thte hatching ....

    but I do know that 3 A Grade embies is a wonderful result.


    for a sticky one

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    Following your journey to becoming a Dad Wally, good luck

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    Wally... a hatching blast is the best type of blastocyst you can have on day 5, so that's fabulous. Here's a link to a website that I've read many times....
    http://www.advancedfertility.com/blastocystimages.htm
    Not sure if that's come out as a link, so you may need to just copy and paste.

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    Hey wally, we had a a grade A hatching embie from ICSI put in and I am now almost 11 weeks along. I've got a good feeling about this one for you!

    thanks for the giggles...going to show DH when he gets home from work. It'll make his day!

    Good luck!!!

    ps if I'm anything to go by (I sound pretty similar to your DW, OCD, talking in shower etc) consider the IVF hormones good training for the first trimester of pregnancy

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    Default To be read in the style of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven"

    Once upon 3 a.m. dreary, while I slept so weak and weary,
    Snoring peaceful at a volume no-one heard nor saw,
    While I slumbered, always napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    On my shoulder, my wife's rapping, 'til my shoulder blade was sore.
    'You've been snoring,' she had muttered, 'please go sleep next door -
    So I hear that noise no more.'

    Quite fuzzily I did remember on the 16th of September,
    Not wanting to endure her temper, I shuffled across carpeted floor.
    Wanting to sleep through tomorrow; - my soft pillow I did borrow
    And with my eyebrows somewhat furrowed, I made way for the door -
    For the bedroom walled away where she will not hear me snore -
    Could not be bothered anymore.

    Falling asleep, still a-stirring, hearing wind blow through the curtain
    I awoke, my wife's tapping once again upon the panel of the door.
    "I just can't sleep," she kept repeating, "Do you think it's self-defeating
    To do the test if it gives the answer we've been looking for?"
    Said my wife at the open entrance of the bedroom door; -
    early morning, at ten to four.

    Woken up, my mind grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
    "Babe,' said I, "let's do it, let's just see what is in store;
    But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
    And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at this spare bedroom door,
    That I woke because I heard you" - I said opening wide the door; -
    My wife standing, was all I saw.

    Sitting in the bathroom, seeing, I realized my wife was peeing
    On the pregnancy test we had purchased some few days before;
    Five minutes pass, the silence broken, two red lines become our token,
    And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Score!"
    "I think we're expecting," and an echo murmured back the words, "For sure!"
    This she said and nothing more.

    6 a.m., my stomach churning, plus a mild case of heartburn an',
    Once again I'm reminded of events hours before.
    Everything was fine and dandy, I was gonna be a daddy;
    But knowing a blood test would confirm for sure -
    Let's hope this'll be all that I need before we see what is in store; -
    As new parents, forever more!

    10 a.m., at work I'm moping, no phone call, silently hoping
    That the blood test she had taken will provide a quite strong score.
    "Just got results," her SMS stated. "HCG level's quite elevated;
    They'd hoped for 50, but my level's is at least 200 more!"
    This confirmed my hopes of what I'd hear moments before.
    Struck dumb, I sat, and said no more.

    This is my tale, we confirm Friday, whether the odds are quite likely
    That this new one will be ready to see some months later what's in store.
    I'm quite nervous, it's apparent; for I have never been a parent,
    I've been an uncle but never been a daddy before.
    I know the next few years things will not be the same as before,
    For I shan't sleep as I did, ever more.

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    BEST news. Congrats!!......and now the fun begins

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    Fantastic news Wally!!! LOVE the poem too, you had me enthralled!

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    Congrats, that's wonderful news

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    Okay, 11 weeks in... I'm starting to freak out... just a smidge... My wife went to see her obstetrician last week I think it was, and she had a quick ultrasound... apparently it's got a heart rate of 170bpm... I don't even get that fast when I'm doing cardio... This is normal right? I'm not going to have a child with tachycardia problems when they're born, am I?

    We have another scan on the 18th... I'm going to be at this one, I'll see how I go with getting a video of it...

    ~ Wally


 

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