Tuesday, April 22, 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

  • And it's back! Pesach is going swimmingly--we have recited the story of Pesach in duplicate and consumed a box of matzah. Only six more days to go... I am a little behind and have about 10 more pieces of news to add. I will add them to tomorrow's L & F.
  • The first Barren Advice column is up. Tell me what you think, add your own advice, or second an idea that appears in the column.
  • U.T.E.R.U.S. Update: a second ad for U.T.E.R.U.S. has gone up on my sidebar over at Stirrup Queens. They money from all of the ads in that ad space go to U.T.E.R.U.S. Therefore, support the blogger or business who purchases the space and if you want it, go bid on it over at the US eBay site (it currently has one bid--but there are two days left on the bidding). I'll design your ad and hopefully you'll get a few new readers in the process. By the way,we have so many cool auctions running on the US eBay right now and need your help to advertise it. Please put in a plug anywhere you post and make the US eBay auction as successful as the UK one!
  • Password Protection Lifted: Chris has restored normal openness to Love, Hope, and Faith. Go welcome her back to the world of public blog.
  • 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)
  • Hez at Hez in IVFland celebrated her birthday on Saturday. It's not too late to go sing her a little song.
  • Msfitzita has a birthday looming close...go sing a song in the general vicinity of April.
  • It was Angus's birthday on April 20th. It's not too late to go over and croon a little happy birthday song.
  • What Wuz I Saying? celebrated her 9th anniversary last Thursday.
  • Ms. Planner's birthday is tomorrow. Go wish her congratulations. Also, her blogoversary is this upcoming Friday!
  • The Maybe Baby turns 34 on Friday. Go sing her a little song a bit early.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • AMS at Our Own Creation will be remembering Lennox and Zoe tomorrow on what would have been their due date had they not been born early. Please go over there and support her.
  • Molly was born on April 17th at 12:57 PM and died at 1:15 PM. Please go over and give Kathy and Bob your support.
  • Tertia found out last week that she was pregnant but her hCG levels were going down. She was worried that the embryo implanted ectopically, but a scan has revealed a sac in the uterus. Please go over and give her a kiss (since she doesn't groove on hugs)
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)
  • Elephant in the Room received some scary test results this week. Her triple screen came back abnormal. She is remaining positive but could use some extra support this week.
  • Brooke at Life Without Caden is having a hard time right now and could use some extra support.
  • Fertile Hope had the lump removed and it is not cancerous--it was a cyst. Go over and wish her an easy recovery.
  • Please go support Sara and Erin at It's Taking a Village. A had surgery and they are still waiting CF results. Go wish him a speedy recovery.
  • Cali passed her three year anniversary of trying to build a family last week. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • It's most likely a negative for Heidi at Thinking Miracles this cycle. Go over and give her a hug.
  • My Baby Quest had two eggs fertilize with ICSI! Go little embryos. Go wish her an easy transfer.
  • Katrina at A Single Woman's Journey to Motherhood is stressed going into maternity leave. Go give her support.
  • The Baby Chase had a negative from this IVF cycle. Please go give her a hug.
  • Spicy Sister is having retrieval today.
  • Lara at Little Beans 4 Me just came off IVF #4 and is having a rough time. Please go over and give her support.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them 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.
  • Mean Mama (originally BlogPicchiPacchi) gave birth to Meanbabyboy last night. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Char from Char's Chit Chat was chosen by the expectant mother to adopt a little girl who will be born on June 9th.
  • Nikole at Babylust had a girl--Thea--on April 18th. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Changing Expectations had a boy--baby J--on April 7th. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Infertility Loss...and Life had her girls--Juliana and Sara--last Thursday, April 17th. Go wish her congratulations.
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