This is a Day 4 embryo: (photo credit) And as of this morning, we still have 10 of them all looking perfect - rockstars I tell you!
It literally brings tears to my eyes to think about all that we have been through thus far & to have been blessed to get to this point & know we have 10 potential babies growing strong is truly a miracle!
At this stage, the embryo is now called a "compacting morula". There are about 10-30 cells that look as though they are all "melting together" & the cell borders are now becoming fuzzy as the embryo "compacts". This is the final stage prior to formation of a blastocyst which occurs by day 5.
On a side note - I have determined that Medrol is the DEVIL! Last night was my 2nd night taking this crazy stuff & it was awful. About 20 min after taking it, I laid in bed feeling like I was drugged & riding on a tilt-a-whirl. Not pleasant. Once I finally drifted off to sleep I awoke from a nightmare where someone was chasing me. I flew out of bed, desperately tried to find the door & felt like I was having a panic attack. It's like I was still stuck in my dream but was awake for it. Very weird.
I crawled back into bed & my heart felt like it was jumping out of my chest. I calmed myself down, managed to fall back asleep & then later I had another nightmare & the same events happened AGAIN! I got calmed down, went to the bathroom, crawled back into bed & noticed it was 4am & layed there for 2 hours trying to fall back asleep. I drifted back to sleep for another couple of hours & woke up with a horrible headache. The DEVIL I tell you! Ugh - & to think I have two more nights of this stuff :( I think I might try taking it a little earlier tonight.
So when I woke up I referred to Dr. Google for short-term use of Medrol & it's effects & this is what I found: Short-term effects of Medrol have included: mood changes ranging from mild euphoria & insomnia to nervousness, restlessness, mania, catatonia, depression, delusions, hallucinations, & violent behavior.
I have warned my husband.