We have 5 frozen embryos! Hopefully this keeps me in babies for awhile.
My doctor just called with the details of all 11 of my embryos. They grade them based on a few different things. The number indicates the stage of blastocyst development (1 is earliest, 5 is hatching out of the shell) and the letters grade the inner cell mass (which will be the fetus, A is best) and the trophectoderm (which will be the placenta, A is best). Here’s a site that explains in greater detail.
We transferred a 4AA. This is what it looked like:
Of the remaining 11 fertilized embryos, we froze 5: one 4AA, two 3AA, one 4AC and one 4BB. The remaining 5 didn’t make it: 3CC x 2, 1CC x 1, 10-cell (didn’t even make it to blastocyst stage) and one that just looked crappy. I really think this was the best outcome we could have hoped for up to this point. Hopefully the good news keeps coming!