Got a call from the doctor this morning and she was pleased to advise that we have 5 embryos! A personal best for us! First IVF cycle, we had 0 embryos, second cycle we had 2 and for this third cycle we have 5! Not a world record, but a personal best that's for sure. It totally exceeded my expectations.
Usually transfers can take place 48 hours, 72 hours or 5 days after retrieval. The doctor has suggested we wait out the 5 days, so that they can see how the embryos develop and choose the best one or two for transfer. I totally agree and have read many articles that a 5 day transfer has more of a success rate. The downside is that the embryos may not survive the 5 days, but I'm going to stay hopeful.
Tonight, we are going out for dinner to celebrate our 5 embryos! We'll have champagne and Thai food!
To be continued...