Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday'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

  • This is the 200th issue of Lost & Found. Please help celebrate by thanking your Clicker. Check this list to see who clicks through your section of the blogroll. Then go over to their blog and leave them a comment thanking them.
  • Invite-Only Blog: Duck from Speculum Stories is going private. To keep reading, people have to email at:
  • Connection: With her mother's uterine cancer diagnosis, A Journey of Hope is looking to connect with other bloggers who had to navigate a parent's health crisis during a pregnancy. Even if you haven't been in the same situation, please go over and give her support.
  • Connection: Now that Lindsay is done with IVF, she may have things you will need. Please contact her via her blog.
  • Last day to sign-up for the Roundup Extravaganza (the summer version of the Creme de la Creme). Head over if you want to participate. List closes at midnight tonight (EST).
  • 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)
  • On Sunday, Forever Reaching will celebrate not only her anniversary with Mikey (5 years) but also her sobriety date (11 years!). Go wish her congratulations.
  • Luna is celebrating her anniversary on Monday. Go wish her an early congratulations.
  • Blood Signs is celebrating her birthday today. Go sing her a little song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • Tina is remembering her second loss on the baby's unfulfilled due date. 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)
  • Last week, In the Wyld had to have one of her tubes removed. Go over and give her some love while she recuperates.
  • Love, Hope and Faith has been matched with a set expectant parents and everyone clicked very well. Please go over and celebrate with her.
  • PerchanceToDream has her beta tomorrow!
  • Jumping Through the Hoops has her IUI tomorrow. Please go wish her good luck.
  • I Believe in Miracles just had her IUI and she is currently in the wait. Go keep her company.
  • Please go give Fostering Pride a lot of support. Her father is unresponsive after his procedure. And you will cry when you go over and read her top post and see that she describes him as her "first best friend."
  • Lori over at Just Nesting is also having an IUI tomorrow.
  • One Small Wish could use a hug, she had what she thought was a bfp that now may not be.
  • Praying for a Little One is having a tough time at the tail end of the wait.
  • River's Bend is having embryo transfer this weekend.
  • Who is John Galt come use a hug after this last cycle.
  • Even though A Beautiful Day is taking a break from blogging, I am certain that you could leave her some support in the comments section and she would receive it when she's ready.
  • Oy--chicken pox have descended on Everyday Stranger's house. Go over and give her some love while she takes care of everyone.
  • The Hopeful Baby Blog could use some support right now.
  • Butterfly on My Shoulder will have her IUI this weekend.
  • I Just Can't Keep My Mouth Shut! is going through a scary medical crisis right now. Her doctor thinks her ovaries look cancerous. Please go over and give her support as well as information if you have experience with ovarian cancer.
  • Lisa at Helping Make Sense got the okay to get underway on IVF #6.
  • Babe had her follow up appointment from her karyotyping blood work. Things aren't as grim as they appear. She may be able to do IVF in the future.
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.
  • Schatzi is down for the count and will be horizontal the rest of the pregnancy. Her doctor is worried about preeclampsia.
  • 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 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.
  • Gas Passer is on bedrest for the rest of her pregnancy.
  • None Today.
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Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 200th post!!!

kate said...

Woohoo for 200! Yay!!!!!

bleu said...

yeah Happy 200th, wow so awesome.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 200th L&F!

Skerry said...

Congratulations on the big 200 and much thanks for the acknowledgment. I am physically recovering nicely, its the mental stuff that gets ya. It's nice to feel connected in this big world.

Blondie said...

Congrats on #200. And thank you so much for your support. The last few weeks have, well, sucked.