Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday's Connections Abound

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Connections Abound


  • Msfitza has such a gorgeous idea right now on her blog. We're a day late, but hopefully we can all still participate. "Which is why I'm asking you, if you're so inclined, to do something kind on Sunday in Thomas' memory. Any sort of good deed, be it big or small, will mean he is still changing lives; still present here in a very tangible way. This has always been so important to us, almost right from the moment he died. It's what we asked of people in his obituary, as a matter of fact. It's the only way we can still know his presence here - it's the only way we can still feel it and see it and truly know it. So please, if you can, consider doing a random act of kindness for Thomas. And unless you prefer to keep yourself and your deed anonymous, please come back and tell us how our boy's life is sending ripples into eternity." Go to her site to read more and then go out and do something kind this afternoon and tell her about it--in honour of Thomas and the twins.
  • Infertility blogger nominated for an award. Go vote for Tertia of So Close for the SA Blog Awards. You can vote for her in the two catagories where she is a finalist - Best Weblog of the Year and Best South African Personal Blog. It is the first and last category.
  • Vote: voting has opened up for the Limerick contest. Go over to Weebles Wobblog and vote!
  • There is apparently a shortage of hCG at the moment--with more information on ...and not by sight. Not sure if this is across America, but she recommends that everyone keep up on their refills so they don’t get stuck without it. Her pharmacy only had one vial left when she called!
  • Question: Spicy Sister needs to order her IVF meds and wants to know the best place to go. Please head over to her blog and let her know.
  • Question: Journeywoman has issued a call for help. She is seeking information and agency recommendations from women/couples who have or are currently going through the domestic adoption process.
  • Question: Snips Snails & Puppy Dog Tails has a question about Vietnamese adoption and whether the MOU expires September or April 1.
  • 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 February or March 2008)
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES: Celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me dates for March/April right now and I'll post them on the correct day.
  • Sorry--we missed this on Friday; it was Chicory's birthday at An Accident of Hope. You can still go over and sing her a belated song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES: Send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day.
  • It is the two year anniversary of the loss of M's boy-girl twins. Please go over and remember with her.
  • Friday was the twins missed due date. Sunday would have been Thomas's third birthday. Please go over to Msfitza's blog and do a kind deed for Thomas.
  • Today is also the three-month mark after losing William Henry. Please go over and remember with Amy.
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!
  • Where Are You, Baby received a negative for this IVF cycle. She is taking an extended break before trying again. Please go over and give her some love.
  • Life After D&C had her hysteroscopy moved up to today. Go wish her good luck.
  • After this last loss, Indi's Human is getting ready to start a new injectibles cycle. Please go over and wish her good luck.
  • Dreams Come True...Sometime's sister didn't have a heartbeat at her 9 week ultrasound. Please go over and support this family through another loss.
  • The Cezzar Joint received terrible news from a good friend--a loss that hit very close to home. Please go over and support her.
  • Good Luck Needed: Please head over and wish Pam good luck on her FET tomorrow. These are their only two frozen embryos and they're not sure what the next step would be after this. Good luck, Pam!
  • The Happy Hours isn't getting a lot of support from face-to-face people after her ectopic. Please go over there and give her a hug.
  • Christyna at And I Have to Remind Myself to Smile was told her aunt has taken a turn for the worst and she only had days now. She is heading to Florida to say her goodbyes.
  • Ste at So Dear and Yet so Far just remembered that "Two years ago today I got my first positive beta. My first chemical pregnancy." This explains why she has been having such a hard time these days dealing. Go give her a hug.
  • Mrs. Lala at Empty Uterus Syndrome has her ER tomorrow-please wish her well!
  • Lucia is now in the two week wait from her first IUI. She could use the company as she waits.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Sippy Cups are Not for Starbucks received two lines.
  • Babies or Not has been keeping a big secret--she's pregnant.
  • Momentary good news over at Digoxin Tattoo, though she is still holding her breath until the next ultrasound. Still, good ultrasound this week.
  • Rian doesn't know if she should move her sonogram to next week. Go weigh in with your thoughts.
  • One Long Yarn is now in the double digits and a quarter way through this twin pregnancy.
  • KathyV at So These are the Days of My Life had a good u/s on Friday and is looking forward to the next on March 17th, when they will hopefully see the first heartbeat.
  • The Path to Motherhood has her first OB appointment this week.
  • No Swimmers found out they are having twins!
  • SuessGirl had her boys on March 6. They are both in the NICU but doing well. Go say congratulations for Nathaniel and Joseph.
  • PCOS Baby is home with K and adjusting to life with him at home! Wish them congratulations on a successful adoption and safe journey home.

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