Friday, June 20, 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

  • Sorry for the lack of Lost & Found yesterday; craziness abound.
  • We will hit the 200th edition of Lost & Found next week. The anniversary for this space comes this summer. It's hard to believe this newsletter has existed for almost a year.
  • If you have blogged over two years or more, add your name to the Blogging Name Registry.
  • Question: Cali has a call out for FET stories. Go over and tell her yours.
  • Connection: JJ is looking to connect with anyone who has had morula transfer, or successful outcomes with "slow growing" embryos.
  • 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)
  • I'm a Smart One is celebrating her anniversary on Sunday. Go wish her congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Mommy to an Angel is coming up on the day in her current pregnancy that Jesse died at in her last pregnancy. Jesse died at 30 weeks 3 days (Friday in this pregnancy) and was born at 30 weeks 6 days (Monday). Please give her support through this time.
  • Spiraling Into Control was remembering Lydia yesterday on what would have been her 4th birthday.
  • P's stepfather died of cancer. Please go over and give her a hug.
  • All Things Deb lost her grandfather. Please go give her a hug.
  • Chasing a Child lost Sammy. Please go over and give her love.
  • Infertile Ground found out today that she lost the baby. Please go give her a lot of support this weekend.
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)
  • My Journey to Motherhood has had bright red bleeding. Please go over and sit with her while she waits to hear back from the doctor.
  • After the great fert report, the Sarah's embryos stopped growing. It was the end of the end. Please go give her a lot of love.
  • Perchance to Dream had her transfer yesterday. Go wish her luck in the wait.
  • 3 Munchkins and a Mom got the job she was hoping for... now she is just hoping for a quick sale on her house.
  • Hopefully Hoping got approval from her agency! They're having a hard time writing their "expectant parent" letter and could use some help. Suggestions? Ideas? Just a hug for Nessa?
  • Vee and Jay had two embryos transferred and are now in the wait. Go keep them company.
  • I Think I Hear Your Mother Calling had her homestudy visit and was told about a possible situation coming up at her agency. Go over to read more.
  • Indi's Human got a negative today. Go over and give her support.
  • Baby Dreams is having her beta today. Her OHSS has also gotten worse. Go over and give her support.
  • Butterfly on My Shoulder is starting Clomid. Go wish her good luck.
  • A Taste of Life over 40 had a negative. She is moving on to IVF again.
  • BFN for Finding Motherhood. She is having a hard time accepting the end of TTC. She asks, "Any suggestions from those who were NOT successful on how to accept the unthinkable, please share. Does the hurt EVER go away?" Please go give her support.
  • Scrambled Eggz had a negative. Please go give her a hug.
  • Antigone's husband has asked for a divorce. Please give her a lot of support right now.
  • Busted Babymaker had a shitty week and could use a hug.
  • Msfitzita could use some support because they are coming to the conclusion that they are ready to stop.
  • Brooke is having a hard time and could use a hug.
  • Mommy 2 Miracles is not having an easy time adjusting to her GD diagnosis.
  • Mrs. Spit didn't have a great meeting with the perinatologist.
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.
  • Trying is on bedrest due to gestational hypertension and low amniotic fluid.
  • 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.
  • Milenka is in the hospital on bedrest due to low fluid.
  • 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.
  • Here's Hoping gave birth to a girl, Ruby, on June 16th. Go wish her congratulations.
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Jen said...

It was very sweet of you to cancel the entire Lost and Found yesterday just because my internet was down all day. :)

Kim said...

I'm looking for people who dealt with an irritable uterus during their pregnancy and and either made it to term or didn't, to share their experiences and ease my mind (or just expand my understanding!).

Rebecca said...

Haven't been the best supporter as of late, and I apologize to everyone for that. I've been going through kind of a rough patch. That being said, I have a few questions posted on my latest blog entry...would anyone be willing to take a look and let me know some honest opinions? Thanks in advance!

MamaSoon said...

Hi Mel,
Miss Conception is looking for people who are still trying to conceive after many, many years... Looking for long time vets that are still in the AI game. Thanks