Pictures from our embryo transfer!

August 11, 2008

Do NOT click on the pictures (well, you can if you want)…they will just be so big on your screen that you won’t be able to see anything anyway!
Here is the ICSI process.  The Embryo is being fertilized with a sperm.

Here is the ICSI process. This is Kerry's egg (the circle in the middle) being fertilized with one of my sperm (in the hollow needle on the right).

Here is one of our Day 1 embryos, here you can see the cells starting to split.

Here are the Day 5 Blastocysts.  These are the 7 best Embryos out of the 11.  The cells have split hundreds of times at this point.

Here are the "Super Seven" Day 5 blastocysts. These are the 7 best embryos out of the 11 that were fertilized. The cells have split hundreds of times at this point.

These 4 Embryos were not 100% fully developed so they were not chosen as any that would be put back in.

These 4 embryos were not 100% fully developed so they were not chosen as any that would be put back in (or frozen).

And here are the lucky two.  These were the two best Blastocycts based on our Embryologists criteria.  These two have the best cell walls and best cell mass in the middle.

And here are the lucky two. Our embabies. These were the two best blastocycts based on our embryologist's criteria. These two have the best cell walls and best cell mass in the middle.

This one is a little difficult to see, but this is the actual transfer of the Embryos back into Kerry.  In the middle you can see 2 white circles and then a faint white line trailing left to right at an angle.  The 2 white circles are airbubbles that are placed around the Embryos so that you can see them being transferred on the screen.

This one is a little difficult to see, but this is the actual transfer of the embryos back into Kerry. In the middle you can see 2 white circles and then a faint white line trailing left to right at an angle. The 2 white circles are air bubbles that are placed around the Embryos so that you can see them being transferred on the screen.

 Jeff

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8 Responses to “Pictures from our embryo transfer!”

  1. Lanie & Shane said

    Those might be the prettiest blasts I’ve ever seen. Congrats!

  2. Lisa said

    That is SO cool. Thank you for sharing them. They make wonderful first baby pics!

  3. Ivory said

    That is so cool!!

  4. Cathy said

    That’s so neat!

  5. shawnandlarissa said

    All I can say is wow

  6. Noell said

    That is so cool that you have such early pictures of your babies (and they are already cute!)! I would definitely frame them (or put them in a scrapbook)! I’m so excited for you guys!!

  7. Stacy said

    AMAZING photos. I am on pins and needles thinking that this could be is the cards for us. Thanks for documenting every step!

  8. Robin said

    Amazing!!

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