Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday's Connections Abound (a little bit massive)

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


  • There will be spotty Lost & Found updates next week. Just like that. Anything you send will be in the next L & F I post.
  • There are probably typo-s galore today. I am typing fast. Falling asleep. Typing fast.
  • Meet-the-Clicker: this new feature introduces you to the people who are clicking through your section of the blogroll. Take a moment to head over to their blog and give them some love; especially if they are clicking through your section and even if you belong in another one since they often send in all things they read along the way (Meet-the-Clicker is #1--6 below).
  1. Heidi of Thinking Miracles shared the origins of her blog's name: ust before I got pregnant the first time my best friend's mother gave me a magnet that said "Think Miracles". It has become our mantra. We know miracles happen, we've witnessed many, we am just waiting for one in particular.
  2. She clicks through the GLBT section of the blogroll.
  3. Her IF story in 100 words or less: 5 IUI's, Clomid, U/S a plenty, Shots here and there. Two babies who went to heaven too soon, and a never give up attitude.
  4. The rest of her world in 100 words or less: Grew up in Detroit, Michigan (I miss the big city), went to school in Rexburg, ID (where I met my wife-together for 13 years, "married" for 5). Moved to Amish Country, Pennsylvania (it's smelly here). I work in a hotel as the front desk manager (vacationers can be crazy...I love it!) One dog named Minnesota, and a cat (who thinks she is a dog) named Michigan.
  5. Best song ever written? "Somebody" by Depeche Mode.
  6. Heidi's question back to you (leave her a comment below): What is your favorite commercial?
  • Trade: Want to do an informal candy exchange? Clumsy Kisses is in the mood for candy. She will send to you if you will send to her (she's in the UK). Contact her through her blog.
  • Posting Again: Babes in Blogland (Babyblogorama) is back up and running. Many people enter their pregnancy and adoption information over there. Check it out.
  • Just Damn Fun: I did it wrong twice, but Josh got it to work on his first try. I love things like this. Thank you, Liana.
  • Virtual Baby Shower: Soapchick is holding a virtual baby shower for Tracy of Wonder Twins. Head over if you'd like to participate.
  • Question: Allison has a question on her blog: "If there are any of you out there who experienced PPROM and have since gotten pregnant again, or are trying, could you email me? I have some questions. My email is ourowncreation at gmail dot com. Put PPROM in the subject line so it doesn’t get deleted (I get so much spam these days, I sometimes just dump everything sent by a name I don’t recognize)."
  • Question: On Love and Loss writes: "I had an ultrasound today to check the follicles in my ovaries after my first round of clomid. It looks as though the clomid did not work and now I'm stuck in deciding whether to continue with higher doses of clomid or go on birth control
    for 3 months to "restart" my system." Reassurance? Advice?
  • Sign-up began for the Roundup Extravaganza (the summer version of the Creme de la Creme). Head over if you want to participate. There are already 100 on the list!
  • 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 May or June 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 was The Modernity Ward's anniversary this week.
  • Baby Dreams anniversary is this Saturday. Go over and wish them congratulations.
  • Infertile. Who, Me? is celebrating her birthday this Saturday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Coming2Term's birthday is next Thursday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Andria and Co.'s anniversary is on Tuesday. Go wish them congratulations.
  • Taking the Statistical Bullet is celebrating her birthday next Wednesday. Go sing her a little song.
  • Next Friday is Flutter of Hope's blogoversary (okay, I know I'm getting ahead here, but I thought I'd dump out the whole calendar and repeat things later). Go wish her congratulations.
  • Almamay's birthday is Tuesday. Her blog is invite-only so you can leave her birthday messages here.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • The Maternal Heart's Essence is adding losses that occurred (during any year) in June.
  • Next week is Luna's unfulfilled due date anniversary. Please go flood her comments box with messages of support that she can read when she returns.
  • Tuesday is the anniversary of Baby Dream's first loss. Please sit with her as she remembers.
  • 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)
  • Dramalish had her IUI yesterday. Go wish her good thoughts with the wait.
  • All Things Deb is in an anxious space and could use a hug.
  • Barren Mare is in a terrible space right now and could use support and love.
  • Allison is getting things ready to possibly try again. Please go over and give her support.
  • Meg's dad was hurt (but okay) in an accident and she was laid-off this week. She could use some good thoughts.
  • Soulbliss's first beta was a 4 and her second was an 8. She is now in limbo until next week. Please go over and keep her company through the weekend.
  • Kymberli's third beta didn't double like her first two. Please go over and hold her hand until the next test.
  • Sweet Vee could use a hug too right now.
  • Milenka is in the hospital on bedrest due to low fluid. Though she might not always write back or be able to blog, I'm sure she would appreciate some love.
  • Pee-sticks and Stones had her beta today. She could use some love.
  • Two Moms and a Baby had her cycle cancelled. She could use some love.
  • Adventure [in]Fertility Wonderland had her transfer today! Go wish her luck with the wait.
  • I Thought Unicorns Were a Myth signed her surrogacy forms. It's official--at 9 months!
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Kami is on modified bedrest for the rest of her pregnancy.
  • Wielecki Twins is on bedrest with high blood pressure.
  • 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.
  • The Adventures of Jonny and Flo is on bedrest after an increase in Braxton-Hicks contractions.
  • Milenka is in the hospital on bedrest due to low fluid.
  • My Journey to Mommyhood is on bedrest after she started bleeding. She has an ultrasound this upcoming Thursday.
  • The Indisputable Topcat brought R.occo into this world on June 2nd. Go wish her congratulations and so many good thoughts right now as her world is turned backwards and forwards and inside out and upside down.
  • Julie and Tertia are announcing that Danae from Hardscrabble has a baby boy. No details yet.
  • Flicka has been chosen by birthparents and the child (a boy) is due to be born June 26th.
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1 comment:

DC said...

This is a great list! Thanks so much for keeping up with everyone!! You are truly an organizational genius. :)