Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday'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

  • Connections: Fumbling Towards Eggstacy is looking for a few types of stories: diminished ovarian reserve, people who have done ovarian priming, DHEA, and HGH, as well as TCM. If you've had experience with any of these things, please go connect with her via her blog.
  • Call for Interviews: two reporters have separately contacted Pamela Jeanne after her NY Times story this week asking her to connect them to specific populations of bloggers. If you'd like to be interviewed for an IF article (and I cannot speak to the angle the journalists are taking at all so tread carefully) and you live in San Antonia/Austin area OR if you live anywhere and have never conceived and are at least 30-years-old, email Pamela Jeanne.
  • New and Improved: the IVP has a new webring feature! Calliope has information of her blog about it or you can access it here.
  • Password Please?: After All That recently went password protected and there are bloggers who wanted to keep reading. If people have a way of getting in touch with Thrice, please let her know.
  • Online Shower: Thalia is throwing Flicka an online shower for her upcoming adoption. Click over to join in.
  • Follow-up: Remember that Parenting magazine debate about whether women should be able to use treatments if they have existing children (remember that one? Where your blood started boiling?). Click here for the quotes and answers. Click here to leave your thoughts.
  • 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 over 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)
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Sunday is Lisa's unfulfilled due date at Helping Make Sense. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • It was six months since the birth and loss of Gabriel last Tuesday. Mrs. Spit has up pictures and a post.
  • This weekend will be six months since CLC lost Hannah. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • It is six months today from when Amy lost William Henry. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • It is the one year anniversary of Liam's death at Sweet Salty.
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)
  • PerchanceToDream is having her retrieval on Saturday and would appreciate some good thoughts.
  • Optimistically Hopeful is in the wait after IUI #5.
  • The Open Door could use a prayer there is a possible heart problem with her 18 week old fetus, maybe just a bad camera angle, she has another u/s next Wed.
  • Our Family Beginnings had an endometrial biopsy on Wednesday.
  • When Will it Be My Turn had a great progesterone number. She is currently awaiting her beta.
  • Alicia's first IUI didn't work and she could use a hug.
  • Sarah triggered and is gearing up for her ER tomorrow. Go wish her good luck.
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.
  • Waiting For...? is on bedrest after leaking fluid and a rupture of membranes for one of the twins.
  • It Will Happen is on bedrest for a shortened cervix.
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Courtney said...

Just started a new blog at the end of May for cheap therapy..

Fiddle1 said...

Has anyone heard from/about Nica at