Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday'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

  • Shop Thoughtfully: Cali is now designing header art to help pay for her upcoming FET. Looking for a new design for your blog? Click on the link to see a few examples of her fantastic work.
  • Good Site: Though most probably already know about the donor sibling registry, there is a new site dedicated solely to health. It is called Donor Offspring Health and donors or recipients (or parents of recipients) can share health information as it arises.
  • Invite Only: Working on It has gone invite only. If you would like to keep reading along, you can contact Anna. She may be moving to a new space and if she does, I'll post the new url here.
  • Just for Fun: Go ape yourself over at Definition of Insanity.
  • 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)
  • It's Kim's birthday on Wednesday. Go over and sing her a little song.
  • It was Carrie's birthday last Saturday. You can still go over and wish her a happy birthday.
  • Into the Rabbit Hole's birthday was on Sunday. You can still go over and wish her a happy birthday.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Today would have been the due date for Jacob and Joshua. Please go over and give STE a hug as well as CDE.
  • The anniversary of Maya's death is this Wednesday. Please go give B a hug.
  • Beautiful Curve had Daniella's memorial service last Saturday. Please go give Jaded Girl a hug.
  • Sunday was the second anniversary of Zak's death. Please go give Brenda a hug.
  • Resplendant Quetzal's father passed away early Sunday morning. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts.
  • Flicka's great-uncle (grandfather's brother) died on Friday. Please give her support.
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)
  • Living a New Life with Infertility is having other health problems right now. Please go give her support while they try to figure out what is wrong.
  • Justamere IVF's husband's last analysis showed poor results and the doctors aren't giving straight answers as to whether or not they'll be able to use his sperm.
  • Just Off Magazine is beginning the next leg of her journey with a new clinic this week.
  • Mama Wannabe's retrieval is likely to be on Tuesday.
  • 100 posts for I'm a Smart One (and her IP's cycle is looking fantastic too on the follicle front).
  • I'm Not Ashamed... had a visit with a new RE and it went well. She will most likely be proceeding with IVF very shortly.
  • My Reality had a great doctor's appointment--she may be cycling soon--go offer her a congrats!
  • Tryingin2007's stepfather has inoperable liver cancer that has most likely spread from his lungs. Please go give her support right now.
  • Still Passing Open Windows had her cycle cancelled. Please go over and give her some love.
  • Hoping for Another Lovebug will trigger either today or tomorrow. Go wish her luck with retrival.
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.
  • Bea from Infertile Fantasies gave birth to a baby boy on May 17th. Details and a name pending.
  • Topcat delivered Monkey today. His name is R*cco--go wish them congratulations.
  • Leah at Tales from My Dusty Ovaries is delivering Spidey today! More details to follow.
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