Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tuesday's Connections Abound

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Connections Abound

  • Leave her a comment on this post: Mary, a long-time reader and commenter on our blogs (but not a blogger herself), as well as a local drunk at the Virtual Lushary, really needs your support right now. For the second time, their donor egg cycle is not going as planned. Only two eggs fertilized (out of the 14 that were retrieved). They are hoping to get to Thursday's transfer. Please wish her good luck here on this post since she doesn't have a blog where I can link. She needs all the good thoughts she can get. I'll cut-and-paste all the comments into an email to send to her.
  • Today's Oprah: Lisa Ling Investigates: Wombs for Rent. How far would you go to have a baby? Meet a woman halfway around the world who's pregnant with an American couple's baby. Then, why Martha Stewart's daughter spends almost $28,000 a month trying to make Martha a grandmother. Um...the words are Oprah's--not mine...
NEW BLOGS (started in September or October of 2007)
  • None Today (but many coming tomorrow--thank you, Kristen!)
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES:A new section. Celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me dates for October/November right now and I'll post them on the correct day.
  • Tina's 9th anniversary is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10. Go tell them congratulations!
  • None Today.
MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORT:Bed rest, scary scans, OHSS, and a host of other reasons why these bloggers could use some additional support right now. Also, celebrations!
  • ME is having a rough time right now and could use some kind words. She writes of transfer: "All of my embryos were shit quality (ie very fragmented) but one. Like we’re talking Steve’s looked better on day 3 than these did. We transfered the three “best,” which ain’t sayin’ much really and the rest will be discarded." Finish that off with 15 minutes of vomiting and you have someone in need of a hug in the form of a comment.
  • Demeter's brother is in the hospital. He recently had surgery and the Parkinson's continues to progress. Please go over and give her support.
  • I remember back when Hopeful Mother announced her pregnancy... Time flies because Alexander and Car.sten are here (dot added because it's an unusual name and didn't want her found via googling--not because dots are the hip new addition to baby names these days). They boys were born on October 1. Go wish her congratulations.


Jess said...

So sorry that the donor cycle isn't going better. Prayers for your two embryos to make it and start something wonderful.

Hope, hope, hope.

Cece said...

We are all thinking of you! Let's hope these 2 little ones chose to stay with you for a very long time!

AwkwardMoments said...

Mary - thinking of you in your Donor cycle. I am sorry things aren't going smoothy. Thinking/praying for your 2 little embies!

Chris said...

Thinking good thoughts for you and your two embryos, Mary.

Anonymous said...

Mary - So sorry that the cycle isn't going as planned - hopefully those two do it. Good luck.


Caba said...

Mary- I'm so sorry to hear that things aren't going as planned, but I will be sending you prayers and good thoughts! I hope it works out for you!

nancy said...

Mary, I'm so sorry. I wish these things never had to be experienced, especially not twice. All I can do if offer a virtual shoulder and I will send all the good vibes I can muster. ~hugs~

lltanderson said...

i'm so sorry that things are so incredibly difficult for you right now.

wishing you peace and love and strong growing vibes to those embies,

Stacie said...

Mary-Sending a virtual hug your way. So sorry that things are not going well. Praying that your embies are nice and strong and will stick around for a nice long time.

Rebecca said...

Dear Mary - we are all thinking of you, hoping for the very best outcome. Be strong. xxx

Samantha said...

Mary, I hope this donor cycle will turn out well in the end. Sorry it's been such a rollercoaster ride.

Esperanza said...

Sending you good thoughts and hopes Mary that those two are the two that matter in the end. Your gifts that bring you to your dream.

Shelby said...

Mary- best of luck with this cycle. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

Anonymous said...

Mary, I'm so sorry that things are so rough right now. Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

Tina / Anxious Changer said...

Mary: Thinking of you. I am very sorry this cycle isn't working as planned.

Kristen said...

Mary, I'm so sorry about your cycle. I am hoping and praying that Thursday's transfer goes as planned. Thinking of you. XOXO

Bea said...

Mary - just wanted to add a comment saying good luck today/in the morning, depending on your time zone.