Friday, June 30, 2006

The M&M Minis!

Yesterday, Matt and I went to "pick up" our M & M Minis at the Shady Grove facility in Rockville. Of the 16 eggs that had originally fertilized, 6 made it to the blastocyst stage and five made it to the pre-blastocyst stage. We made the decision to put back only two, leaving us with nine leftovers that will continue to be monitored. Any embryos that are still doing well in a few days will be cryopreserved for potential future use. I am now done with my 24 hours of bedrest, and I must begin my 2 to 3 days of light activity. During our wait until the beta test, I must still take a prenatal vitamin, a baby aspirin, 2 estrace tablets, and my PIO intramuscular injection every day. I am feeling just fine, outside of the fact that the PIO shots have the same effect as arthritis...make me very achey in my butt and hips and forces me to walk like an old woman. If it weren't for that, all would be right with the world!

Pictured above are the M&M Minis that we put back. In two weeks we will know if they are planning to stay with us or not. We will keep you posted!

(photo image of our day five blastocysts graciously provided by Martha Anderson of Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center of Rockville, MD. Thank you, Martha! Dr. Stephen J. Greenhouse must receive credit for putting the M&M Minis back where they belong!)

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