Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The New Year Blog Hop - A Memory

A New Year's memory ...

I stared. The two pink dots stared back. They didn't move. They didn't change.

I looked at the instructions again. Yes, I'd followed them to the letter. Yes, I'd left the required amount of time pass - I'd even used a damn stopwatch for goodness sake! But I still didn't believe it.

Five years of trying. Five years of tests, some of the most painful, invasive and humiliating procedures I'd ever gone through in my LIFE! And only two more months of fertility treatment left before we were on our own and forced to pay for it.

But no more. Those two little dots were what we had been waiting for. I was finally pregnant. :) Happy New Year, baby!

And a Happy New Year to you too! As part of the New Year Blog Hop, I'm offering up a $10 Amazon gift card to a random commentator on my blog, winner to be announced tomorrow. Also, don't forget there's the grand prize up for grabs of a Kindle Fire too, with a second prize of an $80 Amazon GC. All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog and any of the others taking part in the hop. The more blogs you comment on, the greater your chances of winning. Woo hoo! Good luck!

To visit the other blogs participating in the hop, just check out the list below. :) And a huge thank you to Carrie Ann Ryan for organizing this event.


  1. That has to be the best story! How amazing. My memories all include family and good food and screaming our lungs out at midnight. :)

  2. That's the best NY story I've heard yet! My husband and I tried for 2 1/2 years to get pregnant, so I know that joyous feeling! =)

    I have never been one to stay awake to bring in the New Year - but when I was 21 years old, my best friend drug me out with her husband and friends to a pub to a New Year's Eve party that was really quite fun, so I'd have to choose that one, since it was my only experience *chuckle*

    Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop and for the giveaway chance!

    I hope 2012 brings you every happiness!

    Gena Robertson

  3. What a wonderful New Year's memory! Congrats! My memories are all of spend NYE with family at home, generally watching either movies or TV.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  4. What a wonderful memory. Congratulations. Wishing you a prosperous New Year.

  5. Great new years memory! Congrats!

  6. Can't beat that for the new years memory. Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com


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