Phoned the Winterbourne this morning and had some good and not so good news.
4 of the 9 eggs have fertilised normally - yipee!
I don't feel too bad (physically) today
Not so good news:
2 other eggs are only at 1 cell stage and are unlikely to progress to 'normal' and continue dividing
3 didn't fertilise at all, bye bye tiny eggs
I am struggling to find positive thoughts
The embryologist said the team had dicussed us this morning and they think a possible reason why fewer fertilised than last time (7/9 fertilised in cycle 1) could be that I had less stimulant drugs this time round and my oestrodial levels were lower.
As long as the fertilised eggs keep dividing well the embryo transfer is most likely to be day 3, Friday.
I know I should be pleased that we have 4 doing OK but I do feel quite disappointed as I hoped for more. I also know it's the quality that counts rather than the quantity, but I think if there were more I would feel more confident. My warped logic tells me that if the strongest 2 blastocysts didn't implant last time then why would day 3 embryos implant this time?
Sorry for the negativity, hopefully the four we have will continue to do well by tomorrow and I'll be able to relax a bit more,
Love to everyone xxx