Monday, December 12, 2011

What A Nice Surprise!

Came back from a crazy holiday party filled weekend to an award! My first one! 
So excited to be recognized by a follower blogger and even more excited to know that people are actually reading about my journey! 
This blog was started as a form of therapy. So full of sadness, confusion and loneliness... I found that through writing... I was starting to feel better. The support I have received from this blog is astounding. Thank you for all my comments, to my readers and to AJ from for giving me this Liebster Award!
This Award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, all in the spirit of fostering new connections. Liebster is German & means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’ but it can also mean ‘favorite’. The idea of the Liebster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers.
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite bloggers and keep it going!
I wanted to pass this award onto 5 special ladies... Some of these women I have been lurking on their blogs for some time. I check in daily to see their updates and admire their strength and perseverance. Some of these ladies may have received this award before but I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to let them know I am a passenger on their journeys and praying for them every step of the way.  
  1. Alissa @ Miss Conception - Alissa is such an amazing blogger. I have been following her story since May of this year and appreciate her honesty, insight and sharing through her journey. Praying for Alissa through her tough times.  
  2. Kelly @ Team Baby - I have been following Kelly since June of this year... Our ivf cycles have been around the same times and I always find she is saying exactly what I am feeling as she blogs about her cycle experiences. Hoping her next cycle is the one for her. 
  3. Chelsea @ The Growing Season - I began following Chelsea's story after meeting on the fertility forums (we were cycling at the same time). She just just went through an FET cycle the day after Thanksgiving and I am hoping it is a successful one. 
  4. Hope @ Invisible Mother - Found Hope through Infertility Overachievers "New Blog Friday" and really related to the constructive grieving tab on her blog. Have been following her story since! Wishing her luck during the next steps in her Immunization Therapy/testing. 
  5. Blonde Mombitions - This is a new fellow blogger I found through LFCA. She too is navigating through infertility-land. Looking to support her through her first IVF in January. Crossing my fingers for success! 


  1. Hey there Denise! Thank you for coming forth to introduce yourself! It's so good to know who is actually reading your posts.
    First off, you are beautiful girl. Saw your picture and had a wow moment. :)

    Second, take your time grieveing. You are not only grieving the loss of your pregnancy, but also the failed IVF and the years of TTC that didn't happen. It's far larger than just your last miscarriage. There is no time line, that is what I am learning. Just do what you can to find happiness and hope where you can. That is what I am doing.

    Third - Metformin sucks! I have been on it for a couple years now and still have bathroom problems. Some people say changing your diet works, so that could be an option. It didn't work for me, so I have just learned to deal woth it and carry anti-diarheal medicine.

    I am so happy to have met you hand will be cheering you on as we head into 2012.

    MissConception (Alissa)

  2. Thank you so much for the award! I really appreciate it. Looking forward to catching up on your blog. Hopefully 2012 will be our year! All my best to you!!!!