Out of 19 eggs retrieved yesterday, 17 were mature. All 17 were treated with ICSI (sperm injected into egg) and of those, only 9 fertilized. Overall, our egg quality was poor...which was not expected. (Our bloodwork indicated good quality eggs on every draw. However under the microscope, our eggs were dark in color and irregular...) Lots of normal, healthy babies have been born from poor quality eggs, but it's not a good sign.
For now, we wait until tomorrow to hear if the embryos cleaved appropriately. If they did well, we will not be called and will be going to Nashville on Sunday at 8:15 am for an embryo transfer. We have been encouraged to consider placing more than 2 embryos in light of the egg quality, but will be able to make better decisions depending on how the embryos look on Sunday.
If we are called tomorrow, all embryos essentially died and the cycle is a failure. Frankly, with poor egg quality...I'm not sure additional cycles would be in our best interest as they are likely to fail as well.
Our fingers are crossed that the phone doesn't ring tomorrow, but we are prepared either way. It's going to be a long weekend for sure...