Yes, we have one little embryo all tucked up in the freezer!! We are beyond delighted. We have never had a frozen embryo, we never even had a blastocyst last cycle so we are just feeling so amazed that we just keep getting good news.
Just a random thought, as so many of my thoughts are, do you think Vanilla Ice was referring to frozen embryos when he sung that song "Ice Ice Baby"? or am I just reading into things to much? ok so it's probably the latter. Somehow I don't think a white rapper during the 1990's was focused on coming up with a catchy tune about frozen embryos. Not exactly the chick magnet image he was going for. Look, there may be something in this, was Vanilla Ice himself a frozen embryo baby? hence the name Vanilla Ice, he was also in a movie called "cool as ice", are you seeing a theme here? If the world of frozen embryo babies ever needs a spokesperson contact Vanilla Ice. Anyhow.............rambling over back to the more important stuff.
The scientist rang me this morning and straight away she said she had good news for us! We have one embryo that was strong enough to be frozen. Apparently it was so strong that when she checked it yesterday afternoon it was good enough to be frozen then, she didn't even need to wait to see if it got stronger over night. She checked the remaining two embryos this morning and they hadn't developed enough to be strong enough to freeze. Embryos need to be pretty strong to freeze as they also need to survive the thawing out process.
So what does this mean to me and gardener guy? Well everything!! This is such amazing news, even to have one frozen is so so good. If I end up getting a negative result on the 14th June, then we have the option to whip our little frozen one out of the freezer and do a frozen embryo transfer which is so much cheaper and so much less invasive than a fresh cycle. And if our result on the 14th is positive, well then we have an extra embryo on ice to use whenever we feel like having a go at a second baby! This is such amazing news for us, this is the happiest I have felt in a very long time, may the good news keep rolling on in.
So now we can relax somewhat till the 14th, we have no more results coming through till then, it's all about this little one inside me now and looking after that. Today I am just resting again and tomorrow I am back to work, but will be taking it very easy.
I just cant believe that we have two potential babies. One nice and warm and tucked up in my embryo, one freezing cold and tucked up in the chiller, but both equally special and both ours, all ours!