Tuesday, May 20, 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

  • I really want a cup of tea but I don't want to leave my computer unattended to get it. It feels a little like Sisyphus to be this close to tea and not able to get it. And your favourite tea is...? Mine is current a good black assam. Vanilla chai is a close second.
  • Question: A question from an invite-only blogger: "As I consider returning to the TTC arena, I would like to hear from other bloggers who chose to continue taking Lamictal (or another Category C mood stablilizer) throughout pregnancy. It's such a fine balance, weighing the risks of taking a drug vs the risks of NOT taking it. Tell me why you're glad you stayed on your meds or what you wish you could have done differently. Please email me by clicking on my name: Bree. Thanks for any gentle guidance you can share!"
  • 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)
  • None Today.
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 tomorrow. 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)
  • The anniversary of Maya's death is tomorrow. Please go give B a hug.
  • Ashley at Eccentric Young Adopter is passing the anniversary of her first loss. 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)
  • Ashleigh at Afterwards is having her “longest day,” the same point in her current pregnancy that she woke up to terrible stillness in her pregnancy with Owen. Please go over and give her support.
  • Ally from Life in the Catpad is having a D & C on Thursday. Please go give her support.
  • Retrival today for Mama Wannabe. Go wish her good thoughts for the fert report.
  • New Midlife Mommy has her beta tomorrow and could use some support right now.
  • Katrina is still waiting to bring Jacob home. It has been delayed since he missed his food intake goal. Please go give her a hug.
  • Chemo starts tomorrow for Lemmondrops. Please go flood her with love.
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.
Read and Support


Kristen said...

Mmmm, vanilla chai is delish! I wish I could partake in some right now actually.

Glenna Marshall said...

I don't know if this goes under Adoption announcements...but we met with the birthmother and had a really good meeting. Baby boy is expected in a couple of weeks!! We are SO excited!! Just thought I'd update.

Thanks a lot! I love the connections here!


Jen said...

No, no, tea is gross. So is coffee. I always feel so un-adult because I don't drink either. I like hot chocolate, but that doesn't help with feeling grown-up. :)

Shinejil said...

Chai rules, but my favorite is a nice, herby sencha. Nectar of the gods!

jodie38 said...

Love chai! Once I actually had it made by a friend from the middle east, with the black tea blend being mixed with whole spices and dry roasted (gently) before steeping. Then you mix it with a drop or two of rosewater and half-and-half and it's absolute heaven.

'Course, if I make it for myself comes from Starbucks or out of a pouch.....