Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Whole Year and Blog Awards!

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a whole year (and a week since I’m late writing this!)

Blogging has helped me put my life and TTC in perspective.  In the beginning, before any one actually read my blog, just writing down my thoughts (both negative and positive) had a huge effect on me.  From the time I started this blog to the first positive pee stick was 9 months.  We had been trying for almost 2 years before that but the 9 months that followed were the hardest of my life.  I wouldn’t have survived it with out blogging and the friends I have met through it.  You are people I will remember for the rest of my life, you have been there for me through thick and thin and I mean it when I say it meant the world to me.

A few of these wonderful friends have given me blog awards in the last month or so and I’ve been slacking about doing my own award post, so here it goes! 

I huge thank you to:

Since I’m combining two awards I’m changing the rules slightly and making them a little more fun… Here are the new combo rules!

1. Thank the person who gave you the award!
2. List 7 things people may not know about you (complete with pictures.)
3. Pass the award to 5 other bloggers and notify them as well.

Here are my 7 things:

1.       You may know how much I love Blue, but you may not know that his military uniform involves a maroon beret and dress pants stuck into his boots, apparently this silly outfit is an honor to get to wear…  This is us at his graduation in April of 2010.

2.       You may know I have 2 goldendoodle (half golden retriever half standard poodle) fur babies, but you may not know that Trapper, the white one, sees it as his personal responsibility to clean Panda’s face, most importantly his eye boogers.

3.       You may know I live in Alaska, but did you know that I LOVE borrowing other people’s animal fur hats to take photos in?

4.       You may know I’m pregnant but you probably don’t know that it is due in part to the fact that I wished for it while rubbing this statue on Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic this summer.

5.       You may know about Panda and Trapper but I doubt I’ve told you about Daisy, my 8th grade birthday present.  Daisy died this year at age 14 but this is my favorite picture of her, she was attending an 80’s party and came dressed for the occasion. 

6.       I have a friend who is a circus performer and I tried to learn how to do the whole ribbon dancing thing once.  It’s hard and somehow this picture is fooling you into thinking I had it figured out, I didn’t, I was a mess.

7.       Blue and I had a couple’s Halloween last year and went as Little Red and The Big Bad Wolf (dressed as a grammy).  Isn’t Blue so cute in a romper!

Now onto the award passing!  I’m going to give this award to 5 of the blogs I recently started reading, so head on over and check them out! - This is the blog my fabulous friend who I cycled with in Vegas started.  She’s still on her journey to a BFP so head over and cheer her on! - This is a great girl I met through TWW, she and I are almost the same due date and she is pregnant after struggling with IF as well. - Pregnant with her miracle after IVF, she just graduated from the RE, go tell her congrats! - I love Alicia’s honesty!  She is an honest, sincere blogger and I enjoy all her posts.  She is also still on the IF train so go cheer her on! - Tippy is also pregnant after donor IVF and recently wrote a great post about what a difference a year can make, its so true considering I started this infertility blog a year ago and now here I am.


  1. I forgot about that picture of you doing the ribbons! I love it so so much!

  2. I'm so glad I found your blog! It is wonderful - thank you for posting. I have a quick question -- I also have endo, did endo diet, pregnant after round 2 ivf 8w1d and am craving bread -- did you add back gluten and dairy and when? Thank you! My neurosis is telling me I can't and I really, really want it!
    Thanks! Jenny

  3. Jenny- congrats!! I'm so glad you found my blog too! I think I caved right around the same time! I was craving gluten so bad I couldn't take it! I've been back at it for about 11 weeks and haven't had any bad effects. I think it's because the endo is in remission during pregnancy but who knows? I say go ahead and eat up!

  4. Hey hun, just catching up on you. Love the pics! I'm taking a break right now, but wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas! Thinking of you..

  5. Thanks so much for the award! I want to write more, actually, I have a few in draft but have to turn them from babbling to something interesting. That is the great thing about blogging. You write something but have to re-read and re-write it a few times to make it make sense and be interesting to read which I think just improves the theraputic value. So glad I met you and all the women who tell their stories through blog. It makes this journey less lonely.

  6. Oh, thank you so much for the award! I'm sorry that I'm just now getting around to saying how much I appreciate it! I will be accepting your award and passing it along in a post very soon.

    Thank you, again.