Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday'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

  • Women Kick Ass: Cali has met the minimum goal for her FET. We have cobbled together $3000 for her FET and she is set to go in July. We're jumping up and down and screeching with excitement at U.T.E.R.U.S. Jen, Helen, and I cannot thank you enough for your hard work. What does this mean now? That we're going to take a break for a month or two and collect our breath. Figure out what worked well and what didn't to streamline this process next time. Then, in June, we're going to brainstorm out the new recipient(s) for summer. It may be someone who simply doesn't have the final $500 they need for their international airline ticket for adoption or it may be someone who needs us to hold an enormous diaper drive to help cover the tushies of upcoming triplets. What needs to happen now is to keep reading and take note when you see someone who may have a need we can fill. I'll send out a call for suggestions via the listserv. If you're not already on, you can join at Join U.T.E.R.U.S. Thank you so much for helping. It's pretty amazing what women can do.
  • Last week to join: NaComLeavMo--National Comment Leaving Month (national refers to wherever you're living at the time...), this year's answer to the Commentathon.
  • 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 April or May 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)
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart has her birthday on Sunday. This has been a terrible week. Please flood her with love this weekend.
  • In Search of Morning Sickness had her birthday yesterday. You can still go over and sing her a song.
  • Alison at The Baby Crusade is celebrating her blogoversary today. Go over and give her congratulations--179 posts!
  • It's Ally's birthday today. Please go give her birthday wishes because she is having a hard week.
  • Today is my Bat Mitzvah anniversary. Numbers 3, baby!
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • 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)
  • Io got to her 100th post! Go wish her congratulations.
  • I'm a Smart One will most likely have a day-5 transfer on Monday. Go wish her good luck.
  • Adventures [in]Fertility Wonderland begins her stims tomorrow for her first IVF. Please go wish her good luck.
  • Indi's Human has said goodbye to the pill and will start her gonal f injections today. Go give her good thoughts.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Trying is on bedrest due to gestational hypertension and low amniotic fluid.
  • Tracy is on modified bedrest and will probably remain like this for the remainder of the pregnancy.
  • 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.
  • Geohde is on increased rest too as she keeps in the twins to 32 weeks.
  • Crowded Uterus Syndrome is on bedrest.
  • None Today.
  • None Today.
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JJ said...

Happy Bat Mitzvah anniversary, Mel! :0)

astral said...

Happy Bat Mitzvah Anniversary Mel!!!