Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I saw this on Holly's blog and thought it was a wonderful idea! I must admit I haven't copied all questions as some of them I couldn't think of answers to so I narrowed it down to 19. So here goes:

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?:
I went through an egg collection (not fun!) for the first time, flew to Australia and of course, got pregnant.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?:
My New Years Resolution of 2010 was to be pregnant by Christmas which I did achieve. I haven't made any for this year unless you count seeing my friends who are still battling for their BFP's to be pregnant by the end of this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Lot's! You can't be on a forum of women TTC and not know people who succeed and have beautiful babies.

4. Did anyone close to you die?:
Not this year, thank God! Although I did have friends who lost their precious bundles  which was devastating.

5. What countries did you visit?:
Only Australia this year! Had never been before and had a wonderful visit (although wasn't too keen on the spiders . . .)

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?:
To give birth to a healthy baby.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?: 
Labour Day which is the day we found out our third IVF cycle had worked. I was in shock and cried so much that day.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?:
Other than getting pregnant, getting my drivers license (at last!) after years of procrastinating. I'd spent so much time apartment living in the city where there are no carparks and traveling that I had never got around to it and the longer I left it the scarier it got. But I passed! 

9. What was your biggest failure?:
I don't know that I would call it a failure per se but having my first IVF cycle cancelled due to over response and then a BFN on the second attempt was devastating.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?:
I had mild OHSS after the second IVF attempt and that really knocked me around for a good week or so and was really painful.

11. Where did most of your money go?:
Honestly, probably on acupuncture. Fortnightly treatments get expensive fast!

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Getting pregnant of course!

13. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or more sad?: Much happier

ii. thinner or fatter?: Fatter (and proud of it!)
iii. richer or poorer?: Poorer (just until I get my credit card sorted!)

14. What was your favourite TV programme?:
Lost, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Was so gutted to see Lost come to an end.

15. What was the best book you read?:
The Twilight Saga (yes, sad but true!)

16. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?:
I was 28 and for the life of me I can't remember what I did! Can't have been much . . .

17. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?:
Boring! I brought hardly any new clothes as all my focus was on achieving our dream and getting through the IVF cycles.

18. What kept you sane?:
Losing myself in books, this blog, my husband and my friends.

19. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
Not to give up no matter how hard or impossible it seems.



  1. What a great year. Congratulations on earning your driver's license - that can be a very scary experience.

    And now in 2011 you can look forward to enjoying the rest of your pregnancy and meeting your sweet new baby in July.

  2. I'm not sure we can be friends anymore! Twilight?? Ha ha! Nice reflection and here is hoping you can take out the BFPs wish for those still trying for next years resolution. Cause we too will be fat and proud!

  3. I think 2011 is stacking up to be a great year so far! :) Here's to healthy happy babies for both of us this year!