Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 5 Embryo Report

It's funny, this whole waiting for an update thing.

After yesterday's report, I felt so much more relaxed! That lasted all evening, and right up until this morning. Then, starting at 7:30 a.m., all I could think about were my embryos. And how noon could not get here fast enough. At 11:45 a.m., I started getting a bit panicky.

I called at noon, on the dot. No answer. Argh!

I called back at 12:04 p.m. An embryologist picked up. Phew.

So, without further adieu, here is my...

Day 5 Embryo Report:
3 embryos are cavitating
2 embryos are morulas
1 embryo is compacting

And 4 embryos (5-cell, 4-cell, and two 2-cells) were thrown out due to no growth.

Basically, I have 6 embryos that are just knocking on the blastocyst door. The compacting one is practically there already.

I'm hoping that as today progresses, some of those 6 will go ahead and "go blast" for me. I'm hopeful that I may have a couple snowbabies when I call for tomorrow's update.

The embryologist mentioned that all 6 are within normal range for Day 5.

I am just elated! I think this is great news, and I can now allow myself to relax. For 16 hours.

Come 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, the panic will once again set in, and I will be a wreck until I hear from the embryologist.


Thanks for the comments yesterday regarding the posting of my embryo reports! I'm glad they may help or interest some of you going through the same thing!


I have finally (mostly) finished the blog/website for Jasmine's Hopeful Heart. Stop by and take a look, or follow if you are feeling frisky!


  1. Wow, such great news, I can't wait to hear how they are tomorrow!!!!

  2. Great news! Hoping for another awesome update tomorrow!

  3. What a great outcome! So excited for you!!

  4. Great news about the progress of your embies!! Thanks for the website for Jasmine. I deleted my email and was relying on friends of mine who "liked" her page to give me updates so that I can adjust my prayers in my prayer circle as needed. Just took a look at the site, great job Kara!

  5. Woohoo! I'm so excited for you Kara! Can't wait to hear more :)

  6. Such amazing news! I mean could it really get any better!? You are going to be PUPO soon!!!!! So happy for you, friend!


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