Three’s company

I’ll jump to the punchline and let you know that Dr. Y got all three eggs!

Here’s a breakdown of the day:

6:15 am – Woke up & showered…but skipped deodorant, lotion, or anything scented. (Apparently perfume is not good for eggs.)

7:23 am – Checked in at the surgery center with C.

8:00 am – Got IV sedative placed. Lights out.

~9:30 am – Woke up with a slight headache and waited a long time for C’s chance to give his sample. (Apparently the “collection room” got backed up…)

~10:45 am – The embryologist came by and gave us the egg report. She said one egg is “mature” and two are “intermediate”. She said that there’s a “good chance” that one of the two intermediate eggs will mature today in time for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). She also told us that they’ll be growing our embryos in coculture with some cumulus cells from my ovaries (a technique called cumulus coculture). This is supposed to “detoxify” the medium that the embies are growing in, and provide some growth factors to help my embryos grow better.

11 am – “Collection room” finally free. C did his part.

11:30 am – Headed home.

In summary, we got pretty much the best result we could hope for at this point, given how things looked going in. Now we just pray that they all fertilize and grow.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s fertilization report!