did you have a 3 day transfer, and then then let the embryos grow out to 5-day freeze? all i know about that is that sometimes the embryos do better inside the body at some point, and its different for everyone's embryos... some make it out to 5-day no problem, but some stop growing after day 3 if they are not either frozen or transferred in. i asked our embryologist if he was freezing our other 4 that day- day 3, and he said yes, which surprised me because all the online reading made me think that blasts were better for freezing, and he said we could try to let them go to 5-day, but there is the possibility that they will stop growing, (either due to their environment of their quality or both) so they freeze them at 3 thinking that when it comes time to thaw them, their quality will either be naturally good enough to thaw and transfer, or it won't be, but better to freeze them when they know they are looking good. made sense. its a hard decision to make- when to freeze, and for that matter, when to transfer, especially when there is such a huge difference in opinions from all of the expert experienced r.e.'s and embryologists all saying something different!
try not to worry about the embryos that are inside you!! inside you is the best best
place for them, especially if you saw that your others did not thrive outside past 3 days, you know?? they are all different and unique from each other. there is nothing to say that the embryo's inside you are doomed- in fact, there is no reason not to think that they are perfect in every way, still growing and already implanted! it is out of our control. i will be thinking good thoughts for you, and them! great to read that you are feeling a bit better. as far as your leftover meds question, our nurse told us they will last in the refridge. for 2 years. you could wait until you know someone who you feel good about giving them to, or, who knows you may find yourself in the position to use them again yourself- you never know... also, i think donating them to your clinic, what they told you about 'getting rid of them'- do you think they meant give them to someone who needs them, or chuck them?? if it meant give them to someone who needs them, well, then i think that's a great way of passing them along. there are alot of women doing ivf that are barely making it happen, and any little bit helps!
what meds are you taking? i think i did what you are going to do, and i like d it very much. it was very interesting the way the meds worked, and how my body reacted. i think with the antagonist, the goal is to grow a smaller number of really well-grown eggs. at my retrieval we got 15 eggs and the embryologist was really surprised because of the antagonist, he was expecting way less. (of course i wanted like 50 eggs!!) hurray for af coming and getting things started! lupron was a total failure for me, so lets hope you have the same luck as i did on the next try without it!
how did your u/s go?! how are things looking in there?!
i know what you mean about getting things done before it all goes down! i felt like i was nesting! i think its good that your little puppy will be puppy-free! especially with that hot st.bernard next door