Thursday, April 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 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

  • Many new areas have been added to the Face-to-Face Lost and Found list below (just scroll down below this post). If there isn't one already meeting in your area, start your own. Or join along to an existing group by emailing the contact name on the list.
  • A new feature is being added to the Lost and Found called "Meet the Clickers." Each week, I'll be featuring a Clicker so you can meet the people who are reading through your section of the blogroll. They will be answering a short list of questions and then posing a question back to you--the readers of L & F. Clickers, I'll contact you one-by-one to get your answers. Readers, stay tuned for the first installment...
  • Tonight: I'm live-blogging Grey's Anatomy at Daily Dose of Dempsey with LJ! I am so damn excited.
  • New Group Forming (Boston Area): Rachel is putting together a new face-to-face group for "Boston area IFers who are not pregnant or parenting that have had multiple miscarriages, multiple IVF failures, and/or are trying or contemplating donor gametes and/or adoption." Contact her through her blog: Henry Street. Please forward this info to IFers you know in the Boston area.
  • Question: I'm a Smart One needs advice on a communication situation. Specifically, what you would want to hear. Read this brief post and weigh in with your thoughts.
  • Question: Almamay has a question about "improving sperm quality with low dose antibiotics. Have you read an article or something so I can show it to DH?" If you have information on this, contact her by leaving a message on this post (her blog is password protected) and I'll forward it along to her.
  • Question: Family of Two has questions about methotrexate. If you can answer them, go over to her blog.
  • Send her to BlogHer: it's BlogHer or Bust for Dramalish. She has a button on her site (check the left sidebar) to help her get to California this summer for BlogHer. Help her out.
  • Contest: Bee in the Bonnet is running an Earth Day contest and you can win a BPA free Nalgene bottle. Head over to her blog to enter.
  • Request for Help: Manda at I Think I Hear Your Mother Calling has a poll up on her blog about an IF book that she and some other bloggers are writing. Please head over and with a click of your mouse, answer her question.
  • Team On the Road continues to truck along. There are now three teams walking in honour of Lennox and Zoe: Stirrup Queens, My Perky Ovaries, and In Search of Biscuit 2.0. I cannot thank enough those who have donated or posted the code for Team On the Road. We've currently raised $3250! If you would like to help with our March of Dimes fundraising, read this post and join along. There are at least five things you could do!
  • 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 March or April 2008)
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES (celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me date at any point and I'll post them on the correct day)
  • Msfitzita has a birthday looming close...go sing a song in the general vicinity of April.
  • Ms. Planner's blogoversary is this upcoming Friday!
  • Rachel at Henry Street is celebrating the two year anniversary of her blog this week. Go wish her congratulations.
  • The Maybe Baby turns 34 tomorrow. Go sing her a little song a bit early.
  • The Journey Never Ends... is celebrating her wedding anniversary today.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • DBM/GAA didn't blog around the date, but deadbaby would have been 4 on April 12th.
  • None Today.
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, celebratory retrievals, transfers, and other good news)
  • They got 9 eggs at Teamwink's retrieval. She gets her fert report today and transfer is set probably for Saturday.
  • Vee is having a hard time right now and could use some extra love. Her cycle was cancelled due to high FSH and she's frustrated over the lost time.
  • Ultrasound today for Gas Passer--go give her support before the appointment.
  • Infertility & Hope is starting her final IUI before IVF. Go wish her good luck.
  • Mommy Wanna-be received her fert report. 11 eggs retrieved and 5 fertilized. Wish her an easy transfer.
  • A Beautiful Uterus has a follicle! Which is a big deal when you haven't ovulated in a long time. Congratulations!
  • Worrier/Warrior's donor had her retrieval yesterday and they got 14 eggs!
  • A Baby? Maybe... is nearing the end of the two week wait and could use some extra support.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Elizabeth from The I Word is in the hospital and on bedrest with mild preeclampsia. Go over and keep her company.
  • Leah at Tales from My Dusty Ovaries is officially on bedrest.
  • Tracy is back on bedrest after the tear in her placenta became bigger. Please go over and give her support.
  • Life As a Sandwich is on bedrest this week due to placental abruption (though she is now home from the hospital). Go over and keep her company.
  • Schatzi is on "increased rest" and will most likely be on bedrest for a large portion of her pregnancy.
  • When All Else Fails... is on bedrest due to a shortened cervix.
  • None Today.
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kate said...

Ooh! Interviews! How exciting! I look forward to reading about fellow clickers!

(Can I use more exclamation points?!? Apparently, I can! Yes! Yes, I can!!!)

Almamay said...

Thanks for asking your readers for help. You are a star.

Geohde said...

Hiya Mz Mel,

I've actually been on increased rest since about 20 weeks due to threatened PTL. My ute does not like being rapidly filled with twins even though I'm thrilled to bits about it!


TeamWinks said...

Thanks Mel. It was a complete and permanent bust with my eggs. Being strong sucks. I guess I'll fake it until I make it.