Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tuesday'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

  • Welcome back, Americans, from the long weekend.
  • Are you commenting? NaComLeavMo kicked off yesterday--5 comments a day + 1 returned comment (or 6 comments total if you didn't get any new comments). Plus 214-ish comments once a week to be an Iron Commentor (are there any strong of heart and strong of clicking finger out there?).
  • I started yet another category on the blogroll and thought I'd explain in case people have other sites they want added. It's called Non-IF blogs by IFers and I kicked it off with Chicklet and Lori's new blog: All Thumb Reviews. So it's not a random off-topic category but an off-topic category when IFers are the writers. If you want to have another blog listed there, go for it.
  • Call-for-Action: Everything is Under Control and Life Without Caden have up information about stillbirth awareness and what you can do to support a new bill in the US.
  • Question: Mrs. Spit is planning a tree planting in honour of Gabriel and would like suggestions with the ceremony.
  • Questions: Infertility & Hope has questions about IVF. Please go over and answer them if you can.
  • Question: Scarred Bellybutton has questions about making a birthplan for a c-section. Please go over and help her out if you can.
  • Invite-Only: Our Second Chance will be going invite only by the end of this week. For anyone who would like to be invited, they can email luvnlife0507@yahoo.com.
  • 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)
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Tomorrow is the EDD of Tina's first loss. Please go by My Many Blessings and give her a hug.
  • Kathy has a slideshow up of pictures of Molly. Please stop by and watch it.
  • CLC's colleague died over the weekend. Please go 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)
  • Hoping for Another Lovebug has her transfer today. Go wish her good luck.
  • Two beautiful blasts were transferred for I'm a Smart One. Go wish Kymberli and Mia good luck.
  • The Happy Hours is having her HSG-like procedure on Thursday. Go give her good thoughts.
  • Family of Two's husband is in the ICU after vomiting blood. They believe it is an ulcer with a clot over it. Please go over and give them good thoughts and support.
  • Jen's cat died over the weekend. Please go give her some love.
  • Dramalish's FSH this time was 4.3! Go give her congratulations.
  • It's Either Sadness or Euphoria received devastating news that her embryo was lost. Please go over and give her a lot of support.
  • Journey to Junior had her transfer and is now in the 2ww. Go wish her luck.
  • Mama Wannabe is also in the 2ww. Go give her good, post-transfer thoughts.
  • Speculum Stories is having an ultrasound today to see if her uterus is fixed. Please go over and give her support.
  • Soulbliss is also home after transfer and in the 2ww. Please go keep her company.
  • Kara at Becoming Parents has gotten a foster placement of Big Girl and Little Girl. Go over and 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.
  • After a very scary labour, Aurelia gave birth to a son on May 25th. Please go over and wish her congratulations.
  • Bea at Infertile Fantasies finally has up the birthstory of the BayBea (see, I thought that was clever) who was born May 17.
  • Latest News picked up Grace today! There is a wonderful video on their blog of this first meeting. Wish them congrats and a safe trip back with their little one!
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Betty M said...

Thank you for the name check and coming by my blog. NaComLeavMo has been great to me so far.

Tigger said...

Mel, please add http://colorfulmedication.blogspot.com/ to your non-if blogroll, if you would. I know I'm in the childfree category, but..please?

Bea said...

Cheers, Mel!