Working from home today, and just got off of a conference call and received an update from much beloved Dr. G. via voicemail: "K, just wanted to call and see how you're feeling, and to let you know that your embryos are looking WONDERFUL. Of the 11, all are still thriving, and 10 of them are considered grade 1 (1 being the best grade), and the other one is not far behind. I'll call tomorrow to check on you and give you another update. Things are definitely looking good this time!"
In our first IVF, we only had one embryo that was considered grade 1. So, I know that having many high-grade embryos is not by any means a guarantee of success, but any way you look at it, this is good news and a reason to smile all day long today.
Frighteningly, hope is alive and well at this point, although something inside of me, even still, is bracing for the inevitable crash.