Tuesday, May 13, 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 we're back! There were over 150 updates for today's LFCA so I went with most recent or non-time sensitive. I'm now back on track for the rest of the week.
  • In the News: Very interesting article in the Daily Mail about a way to test embryos to see which have the best chance of implanting when returned to the uterus.
  • In the News: Lovesbabyhopes had a front page story in her local paper.
  • Good Information: Beth has a post about a site that offers a rebate on Lupron as well as great endo facts. She has links to the site on that post.
  • Connection: Rebecca at Clumsy Kisses would like to connect with others who have lost a parent while trying to conceive. "One of the things that hurts the absolute most right now is that I never got to make my dad a grandfather. If things had worked out how we wanted, my dad would have known his grandchildren. I want to know if anyone else has got through this, and how. If they could email me - clumsykisses@giraffeonastick.com - that would be good."
  • Question: Breakfast in Bedrest has a question about apnea monitors. If you can answer her question, head over to her blog.
  • Question: Letting it Out has a question about naming children and some interesting questions about name origin. If you're up to it, join the discussion on her blog.
  • Questions: Life in the Phisch Bowl has a bunch of questions ranging from laps to injectible meds. Swing by her blog and answer them.
  • Go forth and grab people: let's get more non-IFers to join NaComLeavMo--National Comment Leaving Month (national refers to wherever you're living at the time...), this year's answer to the Commentathon. Okay, more IFers too, but the non-IFers as well.
  • 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 is Beagle's birthday today. Since her blog is invite-only, you can leave her a birthday message here and she can collect the good wishes.
  • It is Luna's birthday this week. 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)
  • Last Sunday was three years since Catherine lost Alex. Please go give her a hug.
  • Thursday would have been Zak's second birthday. Please go give Brenda a hug.
  • Why Me? was remembering her unfulfilled due date last Saturday. Please go 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.
  • Trying is on bedrest due to gestational hypertension and low amniotic fluid.
  • Elizabeth from The I Word is in the hospital and on bedrest with mild preeclampsia. Go over and keep her company.
  • Leah at Tales from My Dusty Ovaries is officially on bedrest.
  • 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.
  • Butterfly Dreams had a boy, Jacob, on May 7th. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Hez in IVFland and Beyond had a girl, NH, on May 6th. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Mickie gave birth to Jaxon. Go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Katrina gave birth to a boy, Jacob, on May 5th. He is still in the hospital--please go give her support and congratulations.
  • Grad3 at Motherhood had a boy on May 3rd. Go wish her congratulations.
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1 comment:

Andria and Co. said...

Thanks for all the updates!