Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday's Connections Abound

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The Face-to-Face Lost and Found page is permanently located beneath this current post. Old Connections Abound can be accessed via the date or subject archives listed on the sidebar. Check the submissions page, FAQ, and ways to get involved for additional information. Email me at thetowncriers@gmail.com with any questions/concerns.

Lost and Found is open to anyone in the
infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, pregnancy-and-parenting after infertility, assisted conception, living child-free after infertility or loss community (as well as anyone I inadvertently missed on that list). Please support the list as well as anyone posting announcements below.

Connections Abound


MISCELLANEOUS NEWS
New
  • Katty at Going it Alone is asking for advice about meeting up with parents who used the same donor sperm. Please go over if you can help answer some questions.
  • Tammy from Life, Love and the Pursuit of Normalcy is thinking about next steps after IUI and would like to hear from couples who have been there before.
  • From Lea Bee: "I'm on day 7 of stims (Bra.velle) and my E2 is 2958. I have 18 follicles on right and 6 on the left. I'm wondering what other people's E2 levels were after 7 days of stimming, just to see where I am in relation to things. If someone has an answer, it would be great if they could post it to my blog, Not How I Planned It.
Old
  • If you notice another loading slow down or receive error messages for Stirrup Queens or Lost and Found, please let me know. Now I'm nervous every time I add anything to the side bar!
NEW BLOGS (started in December 2007 or January 2008)
  • None Today.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES: Celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me dates for January/February right now and I'll post them on the correct day.
  • Today is Sarah's birthday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Andrea Jennine's birthday is this weekend on Saturday. Go over and sing her happy birthday.
  • The Duchess's 2nd blogoversary is also on Saturday. Go over and wish her congratulations.
LOSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Tracey's sister has posted a sad note on Baby Steps. There was no heartbeat at the ultrasound. Please go over and give her your support.
MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORT AND CELEBRATIONS: Scary scans, anxious waits, OHSS, and a host of other reasons why these bloggers could use some additional support right now. Also, celebrations!
  • Michell transferred 3 embryos. Go give her good thoughts for good news at the end of the wait.
  • There Must Be More Than Being Fond of Grief is between IUI and IVF, without a clue of which way their current cycle with fall (they are wavering between converting to IVF or bringing it back to IUI). Please go over and give her a hug and good thoughts.
  • Soulbliss peed on a stick a few days ago and it was negative, but the beta is actually today. Please go over and give her good thoughts for happy results.
  • Ann is pregnant again and nervous. This new pregnancy comes 7 weeks after her second trimester loss and she is worried about having a pregnancy so soon after a loss. If you have experience with this, please go over and give her advice.
  • JJ at Reproductive Jeans got a negative beta after FET #1...she and Mook could use some hugs.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Celeste is pregnant with a great beta. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Juli at Digoxin Tattoo is also pregnant. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Elephant in the Room also received a great beta. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Infertility Just Sucks is pregnant too. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Jen at One DINK Couple's Adventures had nicely doubling betas. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Ann is pregnant again and nervous. Please go over and give advice and support vs. just congratulations. This new pregnancy comes 7 weeks after her second trimester loss and she is worried about having a pregnancy so soon after a loss. If you have experience with this, please go over and give her advice (reprinted from the support section in case someone skips the pregnancy section).
BIRTH AND ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Boy-girl twins for Es at Subfertile Sadness. She has named the girl Yonit and the boy Joel. They were born on January 13th. Go over and see some beautiful pictures.
  • Sarah from Our Journey and her husband have been matched. The baby is due March 14th. Give them and the expectant mother good thoughts.

2 comments:

Stacie said...

It is with a heavy heart that I read Our Own Creation's latest post. Please support her in this sorrowful time...

http://ourowncreation.wordpress.com/

Neenie/PawsNY said...

I am devastated by AMS's post. I have not stopped crying since I saw this and I just feel like I want to SOMETHING- ANYTHING but it is so raw and painful. I'm sorry to ask this in your comment section, but if there is ANYONE WHO KNOWS AMS PERSONALLY OR HEARS OF ANY WAY ANYONE CAN HELP SEND CONDOLENCES, DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF THESE ANGELS, OR ANYTHING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I want to do something and I feel so helpless from blogland. Like my hands are tied.
Thank You. Sorry again for asking this in this section.