Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tuesday'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

  • U.T.E.R.U.S. update: We're having some problems with the US eBay account hence why things aren't listed over there yet. Helen is currently figuring things out. In the meantime, we have about 40 items listed at UK eBay. We've made over $672 if all auctions closed today. And they aren't closing today. Add the $645 in direct donations and Cali is over a third of the way to her goal.
  • 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 $2156! 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!
  • Question: JP at There Must Be More Than Being Fond of Grief has questions about C677T mutation of MTHFR. Please go over there if you can answer.
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)
  • Life after D&C is celebrating her birthday this Thursday. Go over and sing her a little song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Angie's daughter, Audrey, died a few hours after she was born. They have listed ways you can help here.
  • Fertility Now is having a very early loss. Go over and give her a hug.
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)
  • Please go over and give Kathy support before her next appointment for Molly.
  • Tales of an Infertile Woman had 13 eggs retrieved and 8 fertilized! Go wish her an easy transfer.
  • Baby Steps FET is scheduled for Friday if all goes well with the thaw.
  • Evil Clomid is having constantly pain on her left side so she is going to the doctor today. Go over and give her support.
  • The Baby Chase had her transfer yesterday. They transferred three and have two frozen.
  • Life After D&C is having an HSG on Thursday.
  • I Think I Hear Your Mother Calling had a good appointment (though Manda is still screaming on the inside and could use your support) and they'll be doing TESE instead of TESA.
  • Bee in the Bonnet is home and recovering after gallbladder surgery. Go over and keep her company.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Two weeks of strict bedrest for Babylust. Go over and keep her company.
  • 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.
  • Mean Mama (originally BlogPicchiPacchi) is on bedrest at 29 weeks. 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.
  • All Roads Lead to Family is on modified bedrest.
  • Mean Mama is having a boy!
  • Susan found out this morning that after 10 years of trying that she is pregnant!
  • Baby Quest is having scary bleeding episode at 5w though she received a good beta yesterday and will have a repeat on Thursday.
  • Ultrasound tomorrow for Cece--go wish her good luck.
  • Fertilized hit the 3rd trimester.
  • None Today.
Read and Support


jp said...

Mel, thanks for posting my question, and for your response as well!!

andrea_jennine said...

Could you add me to the misc. support section for the next edition? My grandfather died today. We may be facing a choice between our April IUI and his funeral, depending on when they both end up being scheduled.

A.M.S. said...

Go Team On The Road!!!

HeidiM said...

Hi, Mel, do you have an opml file you could share for your blogroll? Not even sure if this is customary to offer it via a blog, as I'm a new to blogging. Thanks!

Helen said...

Ebay.com is now up and running - it's slow to publish things that I have listed, but they are there and we even have one bid so far, so keep checking!