Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wednesday'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

  • A heads up for Clickers and those who care: due to Pesach, I won't be able to put up the Lost and Found on Friday or Monday. Therefore, any news that you know beforehand that will happen between Friday and Monday should go in this Thursday's issue. I may post over the weekend, but I'd rather get it in early as a guarantee. If you have any news you know will fall during that time, send it to me and I'll make sure it gets in. Of course, there will be a Roundup. There is aaaaaaaaaaalways a Roundup :-) And I'll be live-blogging from the seder table.
  • U.T.E.R.U.S. Update: 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! Important: Also, someone sent Jen a question yesterday and it was eaten by her SPAM filter. If you emailed her for the auction and haven't gotten a response, can you please email her again?
  • Colorado Bloggers: It's not too late to RSVP for the ColoBloggers gathering this Saturday. Get info here.
  • Class: Lori from Weebles Wobblog is offering a class in Denver on Open Adoption, which she teaches with her daughter's birthmother . The two-hour class will be offered three times, with the first offering being in late May. Contact Lori for more information or visit this link for specifics.
  • Question: Teamwinks has a few questions for you--how long did you rest after retrieval/transfer. She would also love for people to swing by who can tell her more about retrieval (tips, advice). Go help her out.
  • Question: Three Under Two has a question about medical billing. You can read the backstory in the link, but she is right now being billed for an IVF cycle that took place in 2005. If you can help her out and have ever fought insurance, please go over there.
  • Book Club Sign Up: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen begins tomorrow and all are welcome to join along. A book club from the comfort of your own living room...
  • 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 $2625! 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)
  • Happy Anniversary, Braces Bunch. Braces Bunch turns one tomorrow. A note from JJ: thanks for all the great snail-mail that has circulated this past year.
  • The IVFing Life is celebrating her birthday today. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Stacie's birthday is this Friday. Please go over and sing her a song--this is the first birthday she will be celebrating without her father.
  • Chicklet's blogoversary is this Friday. Go congratulate her on a year of posts.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • JuliaS will be remember Lily on her loss day today. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • 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)
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.
  • Two weeks of strict bedrest for Babylust. Go over and keep her company.
  • 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.
  • Mean Mama (originally BlogPicchiPacchi) is on bedrest at 30 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.
  • When All Else Fails... is on bedrest due to a shortened cervix.
  • Cletus is here! To Infertility and Beyond gave birth to Cameron on April 14th. Go over and tell her congratulations.
  • Lunar at That Girl gave birth to Larkin on April 1st. Go wish her congratulations.
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Jen said...

I will send any news in early.

Jen said...

MeanMama started spotting tonight and is worried. I'll let you know if I hear anything more tomorrow. She's 30w2d.

Chag Sameach!

Jen said...

MeanMama update: no labor yet, but signs that it may be on the way.