Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wednesday's Connections Abound

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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


  • NICU 101: Found this good site while clicking around. It seemed bookmark-worthy, especially because information while we were at the NICU was scarce. I hope no one ever needs to use it, but in case you have young preemie, this seemed like a good starting point for gathering information/support.
  • Mil and Moosk created a cute CBEFM widget. She is asking if anyone who is tech savvy could clue her in as to how to make it automatic. She is also offering it to anyone who would like it.
  • 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.
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!
  • A Few Good Eggs...Absolutely! is stuck in a holding pattern with a final beta scheduled for tomorrow. Either she is still pregnant and she lost a twin, or she is experiencing another chemical pregnancy. In either case, please go over and give her support.
  • May just got a negative on her last natural cycle. Go over and give her a hug as she heads into the Clomid zone.
  • Baby Step is having a really hard cycle--fewer eggs retrieved than hoped, painful ER, bloating, 5 eggs fertilized. Please go over and give her support.
  • Behind Schedule will not be able to use the donor embryos she was hoping to use. She doesn't know the next step yet.
  • The Other Shoe is having a terrible time at the moment. Please go over and give her support.
  • Operation Baby is also in a terrible place right now. She could use a hug.
  • So...This is My Life got a negative this cycle.
  • Waiting for Our Little Miracle has matched with an expectant mother!
  • Imagine Alyzabeth An is starting the "official" countdown to referral! Latest News is also in the countdown.
  • Journeywoman needs some non-adoption support. Her husband had a insulin reaction last night and has caused unease in her mind over what could possibly happen in the future.
  • Our Journey to You can finally be submitted to PGN. Wish them a speedy PGN wait.
  • The Sweetest Pea is seeking support--after being in recovery for an eating disorder for three years, it has been difficult for her to see the pregnancy weight creeping up. A good support system would be a fellow pregnant chickie who could lend a hug.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • No Swimmers had a great ultrasound this week. Everything is on schedule.


Stacie said...

Congrats to Dawn! She had her little boy today! Mom and baby are doing well, and pictures will be up soon.

Polka Dot said...

I wanted to let everyone know that I'm going blogspot users / others invite only due to suspecting co-workers discovering my blog. I posted a message, but anyone not with blogspot will need to e-mail me at to get an invite to read. My only requirement is that they have a blog so I can verify they're not someone who reports to me (as I suspect the 2 are).